Ex-Poltava region governor suspected of corruption and fraud

27.10.2022 00:00

On Oct. 26, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the former head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, his deputy, and adviser of suspicion of receiving an undue advantage and fraud. Their actions fall under Part 4 Art. 368 and Part 4 Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, in 2017, the governor, helped by his first deputy and adviser, received EUR 176,000 and a Mercedes-Benz worth over UAH 7.5 million from the financial director of a private company. The official, in turn, secured the victory of the company and the conclusion of contracts in a road maintenance tender conducted by the administration.

In addition, in 2018, the governor along with the accomplices, allegedly borrowed EUR 85,000 from the same entrepreneur, promising to repay the debt in a week. However, the official returned only part of the funds - USD 50,000 and kept the rest for himself.

 

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.