Adviser to the Minister of Energy suspected of embezzling over UAH 2.15 million

20.12.2021 00:00

On Dec. 20, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to a former director of the state enterprise (SE) "Market Operator" (who is also a freelance adviser to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine). He is suspected of embezzling almost UAH 2.15 million. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As the NABU Detectives found, during 2019-2020, an official, abusing his official position, illegally seized funds of the SE for a total amount of over UAH 2.15 million, issuing orders to pay himself incentive payments in the form of bonuses, benefits, and allowances.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.