Air Express National Project UAH 82 mln embezzlement: case sent to court

12.04.2017 13:42

the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) completed the pre-trial investigation into the embezzlement of UAH 82 mln allocated for the Air Express National Project SE. On April 10, 2017, the case was referred to court.

As established, the former acting director of the SE, upon prior conspiracy with a private person and using more than 20 fictitious enterprises, embezzled the funds of the SE allocated for the construction of a railway line from Kyiv to Boryspil International Airport.

In September 2016, the private person (who set up fictitious companies and signed fictitious agreements) was detained.

He is suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) and Part 2 Article 205 (Sham business) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Another suspect - the former acting director of the SE - has been placed on the international wanted list. In March 2017, Solomiansky District Court of Kyiv tried him in absentia according to the Chapter 24-1 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

If found guilty, both may face up to 12 years in prison.