On July 28, 2021, NABU, SAPO, and SSU unit for counterintelligence protection of economy notified the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine PJSC ex-Head of suspicion of misappropriating grain worth over UAH 14.7 million. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Article 191 ("misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, during November-December 2019, the ex-Head of SFGCU branch, abusing his official post, without any permission of the owner, organized the shipment of grain, which was on the balance of the state corporation for sale to commercial entities. Thus, the official misappropriated grain of Ukraine's State Property Fund worth almost UAH 15 million.
NABU and SAPO have been investigating the above facts since March 2020.
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.