On Feb. 7, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against an MP involved in the embezzlement of UAH 93.27 million of Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC.The investigation has revealed that during December 2015 - March 2017 the MP organized the purchase of track switching equipment for the needs of Ukrzaliznytsia at inflated prices and with the involvement of two companies, one of them under his control.
As a result, Ukrzaliznytsia suffered UAH 93.28 million in losses, while the illegally obtained funds were distributed among the participants in the corruption scheme.
In January 2019, 7 persons were notified of suspicion. In February 2019, NABU Detectives detained and served a suspicion notice to one more participant in the corruption scheme – former deputy head of an Ukrzaliznytsia branch.
In May, eight suspects were granted access to the case materials.
In October 2019, after the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the MP faced charges as well.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.