The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office claim unprecedented resistance of the Prosecutor General's Office and Pechersky District Court of Kyiv. It contributes the Minister in the administration of former President Viktor Yanukovych to avoid liability for a grave corruption crime.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine have completed a pre-trial investigation as of the person suspected of giving UAH 950 thousand of an improper advantage to the Director General of the Ukrspetsexport State Company. On December 28, 2020, the suspect and their defense had been granted with access to the materials of the investigation. The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 2 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On December 23, 2020, the Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko transferred the criminal proceeding as of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office from the National Bureau to the Security Service of Ukraine. The decision was made secretly, without consultations with NABU and SAPO late at night: the note to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations was entered at 11:42 p.m.
On December 15, 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 a notice of suspicion to the Acting Head of the Production and Technical laboratory of the Okhtyrsky Bakery Branch of the State Reserve Agency of Ukraine (SRAU).
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 38 cases. 4 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 18 persons within 9 cases were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU activities as of November 2020.
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On December 9, 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 a notice of suspicion to the Acting Head of one of the Territorial Departments of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) and an intermediary. The actions of the suspects are qualified under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On December 8, 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) exposed the official of the Mykolayivoblenerho PJSC (70% state-owned) on attemp to give an improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). On December 9, 2020, he was given a notice of suspicion.
The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 928 thousand for renting a room in hotel by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocation is completed. On December 3, 2020, the indictment as of abovementioned person was sent to the court.
The former Member of Parliament of Ukraine (MP), involved in misappropriation of the National Guard, refunded UAH 50 million to the state budget. The total amount of losses caused by the crime amounts UAH 81.64 million. In addition, the suspects' property was seized for more than 300 million. NABU and SAPO proved in court the facts of violations by a suspect of the obligations imposed by the court. The half of the bail in the amount of UAH 30 million paid by him was recovered to the State.
In the evening of December 1, 2020, the Prosecutor General secretly changed the prosecutors in the criminal proceeding as of the fact of giving improper advantage for unreliable written opinion of a forensic expert in the case of the misappropriation of UAH 81 mln of the National Guard of Ukraine. The Prosecutor General acted in the absence of any legal grounds, contrary to the requirements of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine without both notifying the prosecutors and studying the materials of the criminal proceedings.