On July 9, 2019, a Deputy Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine was given a notice of suspicion of trading in influence (Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and submitting false data to e-declaration (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The investigation revealed that the official promised to assist in the employment of a person to the State Property Fund of Ukraine for 10 thousand USD of improper advantage. After that they agreed to reduce the “cost” of bribe – up to 9.8 thousand USD.
The transferred funds were divided into two parts. The officials were exposed and detained immediately after the transfer of the second part of the improper advantage in the amount of 4.8 thousand USD.
In addition, since March 2018 the NABU Detectives and prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have been conducting the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of submitting false data to e-declaration for 2016 by the Deputy Head of the State Archival Service of Ukraine.
The abovementioned official did not submit income in the amount of 1.24 million UAH, expenditures in the amount of 1.105 million UAH, sales and donation data (he made a gift in the form of real estate worth 3.299 million UAH to another person).
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.