On June 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO served a notice of suspicion to the former Head of the Ukrkhimtransamiak SE who abused power to embezzle more than UAH 42.5 million. His actions fall under Part 2 Aricle. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As the whereabouts of the suspected ex-official is unknown, he was notified of suspicion in accordance with Article 135, art. 278 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.
As established, the suspect, abusing his official position, initiated unjustified amendments to the regulations on repair works at ammonia pipeline facilities. In particular, instead of using at zero cost the soil near the pipeline, he ordered to use bentonite clay extracted by a private firm under his control.
As a result, the state enterprise paid more than UAH 42.5 million for the material it did not actually need.
The abovementioned facts were established by the NABU Detectives as part of the investigation into another corruption scheme at Ukrkhimtransamiak, which is already being heard in court. The episode concerning the embezzlement of UAH 42.5 million in the fall of 2017 was singled out into a separate criminal proceeding.
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.