On October 31, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches. As the result, three persons were detained on suspicion of 14 million UAH public funds embezzlement – the former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MIA), a representative of the winning company-supplier of tactical backpacks for the MIA and one more person.
The investigation revealed that in 2015 the abovementioned persons were involved in backpacks’ procurement procedure at the expense of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The backpacks were procured at a price significantly higher than the average. According to the NABU Detectives, the goods were not delivered on time and the backpacks did not meet the requirements prescribed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. As a result, the state suffered losses in the amount exceeding 14 million UAH.
On October 31, 2017, the former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and another person were given notices of suspicion for allegedly committing a crime under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives have been conducting pre-trial investigation of the abovementioned facts since 2016.
The multimedia article about "Backpacks` case": https://nabu.gov.ua/node/3159
You can find more details about the "backpacks` case" in the scheme and in the case’s profile.
Scheme in HQ: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nab_ukr/38159261576/
Case`s profile in HQ: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nab_ukr/38159261786/