The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation as of the facts of embezzlement of funds intended for internally displaced persons (IDPs). On February 11, 2019, the indictment as of the Head of the Service for Children and Families of the Kyiv Regional State Administration was sent to Pechersky District Court of Kyiv.
He is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the accused directed funds provided by the European Union to modernize private real estate instead to implement measures for the temporary accommodation and resettlement of IDPs.
On December 19, 2018, the official and the defense were provided with access to the materials of the pre-trial investigation.
The NABU Detectives started the investigation in January 2018 after the case was transferred from the Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv Region in accordance with the competence.
Within the pre-trial investigation, the NABU Detectives initiated an inventory of the assets of the Service for Children and Families of the Kyiv Regional State Administration. Due to the NABU efforts, losses totaling more than 7 million UAH were refunded (the building was returned to municipal/state property).
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.