Case as of the 994 thousand UAH embezzlement of the “Chernobyl Spetskombinat” was sent to court

27.06.2019 00:00

The pre-trial investigation as of the facts of funds embezzlement of the State Specialized Enterprise “Chernobyl Spetskombinat” (the SSE “Chernobyl Spetskombinat”) completed. On June 26, 2019, the indictment as of ex-Head of the SSE was sent to court.

The ex-official is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Abuse of office).

During 2016, according to the results of the electronic auction procedures, the SSE officials signed three agreements for the supply of diesel fuel and gasoline A-92 for the needs of the SSE “Chernobyl Spetskombinat”. The winner of the auction became a private company.

The investigation revealed that the Head signed several additional agreements. According to which, each time the cost of fuel increased. The signing of these agreements was motivated by the fact that during the period of the agreements on the market, prices for fuel increased.

However, there were no documentary evidence of fluctuations in prices as well as the reasons for the conclusion of additional agreements.

According to the NABU Detectives, in the abovementioned agreements the price of fuel on the Ukrainian consumer market did not increased, but also decreased.

Because of additional agreements, SSE “Chernobyl Spetskombinat” purchased fuel in significantly lower volumes that was provided by the original contract, at a price, which did not correspond to real average market fluctuations. As a result, SSE “Chernobyl Spetskombinat” lost 994 thousand UAH.

The NABU Detectives started investigation of the abovementioned facts in January 2018.

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