The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office have completed an investigation into the loss of UAH 2.2 million caused to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FISU). On March 25, 2021, an indictment regarding three persons was sent to court.
Among accused persons there are:
- former FISU Deputy Head - Part 2 Article 364 ("Abuse of authority or office") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine;
- former FISU official - Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine;
- Acting Director of the state enterprise - Part 2 Article 364, Part 5 Article 191 ("Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post"), Part 1 Article 209, Part 4 Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the accused persons in the period from August to December 2014, abusing their office, launched a public procurement procedure. As a result, FISU entered into a contract for the supply of equipment with a state-owned enterprise that was unable to fulfill the agreement. Neglecting the normative documents, FISU settled the contract in full and did not receive the equipment.
The funds that the state-owned enterprise received from FISU for undelivered equipment were legalized by its Head, who then transferred them to fictitious companies.
Finally, FISU suffered UAH 2.2 million in losses that have been proved by the conclusion of an economic examination.
NABU Detectives have been investigating the abovementioned facts since October 2016.
On February 25, 2020, the participants in the crime were notified of suspicion.
On April 16, 2020, the case materials were disclosed.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.