In April, NABU and SAPO served 15 notices of suspicion, sent indictments against 17 persons to court, four convictions came into force. The NABU Detectives started pre-trial investigations in 55 criminal proceedings.
On May 1, 2021, NABU and SAPO completed an investigation in respect of an expert who drew up an untrue report that was further used by court to reject the state’s ownership of a part of the Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline. The case materials were disclosed to the defense for review. The actions of the expert fall under Part 3 Article 365-2, Part 2 Article 384 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 28, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment against the former Head of Chernihiv District State Administration exposed red-handed receiving an improper advantage. The actions of the accused fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise, or receipt of an improper advantage by an official).
On April 26, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court against a person accused of receiving UAH 950,000 of improper advantage for influencing the decision of the General Director of Ukrspetsexport SE. He is one of the eight possible participants in the corruption scheme for the supply of goods of unknown origin to the enterprises of Ukroboronprom State Concern involving Optimumspetsdetal LLC and other business entities.
On April 23, 2021, the National Bureau Detectives under the procedural guidance of SAPO notified former acting Director of the Pivdendiproshakht SE and his deputy of suspicion of embezzling UAH 7 mln and forgery of documents. The actions of the Director fall under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, and Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, while the actions of his deputy fall under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
SAPO Prosecutors have filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court against the Head of one of the regional state administrations and an official of the same executive body. Both are accused of receiving an improper advantage in a particularly large amount. The actions of the accused fall under Part 4 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise, or receipt of illegal benefit by an official).
The Central Anti-Сorruption Bureau of the Republic of Poland (CBA) became the first law enforcement agency outside Ukraine to establish cooperation with NABU. Since 2016, NABU and CBA Detectives have conducted a number of anti-corruption probes, including the one into receiving an improper advantage by the former acting Head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on April 23, 2021, during an international anti-corruption seminar dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the CBA.
NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation in respect of a former official of Mykolaivoblenerho JSC (70% of shares belong to the state) exposed offering an improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine for getting employed as the head of the same enterprise (managed by SPFU). On April 22, 2021, the case materials were disclosed to the defense for review.
On April 22, 2021, NABU and SAPO completed an investigation in respect of the former Head of the Vinnytsia Oblast Road Service, who offered UAH 4.7 million of improper advantage to the Head of the Regional State Administration for amending the local budget expenditures. The case materials were disclosed to the defense for review.
On April 21, 2021, the National Bureau Detectives under the procedural guidance of SAPO notified former officials of Ukrinmash SE (a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom State Concern) of suspicion of embezzling more than EUR 140 thousand (approx. UAH 3.5 mln).
On April 20, 2021, NABU and SAPO referred an indictment to court regarding five persons involved in the embezzlement of UAH 37 million during construction at the Shyrokyi Lan military range in Mykolayiv Oblast.
On April 15, 2021, the Detectives of the National Bureau jointly with the Internal Security Department of the National Police under the procedural guidance of SAPO served the former Head of the Explosives Department of the National Police with a notice of suspicion of receiving 980 thousand UAH (Part 4 Article 368, Part 1 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The notice of suspicion was also served to an accomplice in the crime - a private entrepreneur, whose actions fall under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (giving an improper advantage to an official).