Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex was given a notice of suspicion for involvement in Energoatom`s case

25.10.2017 01:00

On October 25, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to the former Member of Parliament (MP) of Ukraine and to his alleged accomplice – the Head of one of the Departments of the State Enterprise (SE) «National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) «Energoatom» for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post»).

The investigation revealed that the former MP (also known as the former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex) upon prior conspiracy with three persons - the abovementioned Head of one of the Departments of the SE "NNEGC "Energoatom", the former Head of the same Department and one more person close to the ex-MP organized a corruption scheme. As a result, the SE suffered losses in the amount of 6.4 million EUR.

According to the NABU Detectives, in 2008-2012 the members of a criminal organization artificially created conditions for conducting a number of procurement procedures, due to which the Czech joint-stock company Škoda JS (actual owner is the Russian Joint-Stock Company "United Machine-Building Plants) became a winner with 6,4 million EUR overpayment in price offers, which in some cases amounted to 20% of the equipment cost.

Then, after receiving these funds according to agreements with the SE «NNEGC» «Energoatom», Škoda JS transferred 6.4 million EUR to the account of BRADCREST INVESTMENT S.A. (Panama Republic), owned by the former MP.The funds in the amount of 86.4 million UAH (3.2 million Swiss francs) were seized at the account of the abovementioned company at a Swiss bank due to the National Bureau request of International Legal Assistance.

The investigation is in progress. The location of other probable group members is being established now.

The NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in December 2015. In terms of the investigation, the NABU sent about 20 international legal aid requests to the competent authorities of other countries, which satisfaction lasted from 3 months to 1.5 years.