The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed the pre-trial investigation of the case as of the facts of submitting false data to e-declarations by the ex-Head of the State Ecological Inspection of Ukraine. On January 22, 2019, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) sent the indictment to the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv for consideration on merits.The ex-official is accused of committing a criminal offense under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Submission of false data to e-declaration»).
The investigation revealed that former official did not submit the data on the property for a total amount of almost 60 million UAH. In particular, he did not submit data on property for a total amount of more than 3.694 million UAH to the declaration for 2015, and to the declaration for 2016 – 28.67 million UAH. In addition, this ex-official did not submit data on the property for the total amount of 27.963 million UAH to the declaration filed before dismissal.
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.