Ex-Ukrinmash officials suspected of UAH 3.5 mln embezzlement

21.04.2021 00:00

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).

The suspects are:
 
- Ukrinmash SE General Director* (actions fall under Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 27, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- Ukrinmash SE Acting General Director* (Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), incumbent Adviser on a voluntary basis to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine;
- Ukrinmash SE Deputy General Director* (Part 3 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), an incumbent official at Ukroboronservice SE (a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom State Concern);
- Ukrinmash SE Department Head (Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- Ukrinmash SE Contracts Unit №1 Head (Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 15, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- Ukrinmash SE Contracts Unit №2 Head (Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- the director of a private company and its final beneficiary (Part 5  Article 27, Part 5 Article 191, Part 5 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
 
According to the investigation, in 2014-2015 Ukrinmash signed a contract to supply abroad products manufactured at other Ukroboronprom enterprises, involving a private company whose final beneficiary was a friend with one of the top managers of the state enterprise. To manage the contract, Ukrinmash entered into an agency agreement with this company and paid money for that. However, the investigation found that the relevant services were not actually provided, and acceptance acts were forged with the participation of Ukrinmash officials. The total sum of funds illegally transferred during 2014-2015 from Ukroboronprom to the private company exceeds EUR 140 thousand.
 
The investigation of the above facts began in the spring of 2018 based on NABU's own materials. The current management of Ukroboronprom cooperates with NABU and SAPO to help establish all the circumstances of the crime.
 
* positions at the time of committing the crime
 
 
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.