The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) finished pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the Deputy Head of Department of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (GPO). On March 3, 2017, the defense was provided with access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation.
The abovementioned official is suspected of committing a crime under Part 4, Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Offer, promise, or giving an improper advantage to an official»).
It should be reminded that in December 2016 the NABU exposed the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine official on receiving an improper advantage. The GPO official with a help of an intermediary was trying to give an improper advantage to another high-rank official for ensuring some actions in the interest of the suspect. The reason for allegedly committing this crime was the negative results of the unscheduled tax audit of financial and economic activity of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine, initiated by the NABU.
The abovementioned audit was conducted as a part of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of 1.8 million UAH public funds embezzlement (Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), committed in December 2015. As a result of the audit the facts of violations of financial discipline were found.
The Detectives started the investigation of the abovementioned criminal proceeding in late November 2016.