First indictment was sent to the HACC. It is as of ex-official of the Titanium Institute

05.09.2019 00:00

Investigation as of facts of causing 1.258 mln UAH damage to the State Special Design Institute (SSDI) “Titanium Institute” completed. On September 4, 2019, Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent to court the indictment as of former First Deputy Director General of the SSDI.

Actions of ex-official are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation revealed that during 2012-2013 ex-official upon prior conspiracy with other persons ordered to transfer 1.258 million USD to foreign company (British Virgin Islands) for some services. In fact, as the investigation revealed, such services were not provided at all. These actions resulted in damage caused to the State.

Pre-trial investigation of these facts was conducted by the NABU Detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAPO Prosecutors from November 2017 till August 2019.

On July 19, 2019, former First Deputy Director General of the Titanium Institute got a notice of suspicion.

On July 20, 2019, the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure for the suspect in the form of a house arrest.

On August 29, 2019, the NABU and the SAPO provided the defense with access to the materials of the pre-trial investigation.

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.