The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations of 88 cases. 14 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 7 persons within 4 cases were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU activities as of July 2020.
On August 4, 2020, the indictment as of the ex-Deputy General Director of the private company and Director of Eco-Service Trading House LLC was sent to court. Abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On July 31, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to six persons. They organized a scheme under which Arkona Gas-Energy LLC received the right to use the subsoil of the Svistunkivsko-Chervonolutsky gas condensate field (located in Poltava Region ) at an artificially low cost. As a result, the State lost UAH 196.8 million, which the LLC had to pay for the obtaining of a special subsoil use permit.
On July 28, 2020, on behalf of the District Prosecutor’s Office of Warsaw in the framework of the pre-trial investigation, NABU and SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the beneficial owner of a group of companies operating in the field of road management in Ukraine. He is suspected of providing an improper advantage to the Former Acting Head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) and futher legalization of funds in Poland.
The pre-trial investigation as of the Head of the Capital Construction Department of the Donetsk Regional State Administration was completed. The official is suspected of causing UAH 2.87 million damages to the Ministry of Defenсe of Ukraine. These funds were allocated for the construction of strongholds in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area. On July 29, 2020, the suspect and his defense had been granted with access to investigation materials for review.
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) exposed a criminal group including the former officials of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the representatives of a private company on abuses during the arrangement of the Shyrokyi Lan military range in Mykolayiv Oblast. As a result of their actions, the state suffered more than UAH 37 million damages. On July 30, 2020, five persons were given notices of suspicion.
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) exposed a criminal group of five persons, who organized a corrupt scheme of purchasing uninhabitable apartments for the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) members.
1845 tons of rutile concentrate of the Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company (PJSC UMCC) were seized at the initiative of NABU, SAPO and the executives of the UMCC (100% state-owned). Thus, they prevented the export of products without payment by a foreign intermediary-company.
The benefits and risks of the digitalization of the pre-trial investigation and the introduction of the eCase MS became the main theme of the speech of Nadiia Polkhovska, the Senior NABU Detective and Volodymyr Deulin, the Odesa Territorial Office Director at the Odesa Criminal Law Forum "Zolotyi Dyuk", took place on July 24, 2020.
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 misappropriation of a large batch of tobacco products, seized from illegal turnover. On July 20, 2020, the suspects and their defense had been granted with access to the materials of the investigation.
With the support of Swiss partners, the project “Asset Recovery and Public Integrity in Ukraine” will be implemented. The Project will last until December 31, 2021.
On July 17, 2020, the SAPO Acting Head gave notices of suspicion to 12 persons, including the Head of the Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC) and the Head of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine (SJA).