Gas case: fugitive suspect file sent to court

02.11.2022 00:00

On Nov. 2, 2022, NABU and SAPO referred the case to court, accusing a suspect in the so-called Gas case, who hid from the investigation for six years and was arrested only in early May 2022. His actions fall under Part 1 Art. 255, Part 2 Art. 27 Part 4 Art. 28 Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

According to the investigation, he is the director of an enterprise under the control of an MP, the organizer of the Gas scheme, which repeatedly won the fictitious auctions for the sale of natural gas that was further bought with a discount and resold at a market price.

As reported, in May, the police and border guards detained a suspect in the Gas case, who left for russia in 2016 and had been wanted ever since. He returned to Ukraine bypassing border checkpoints and used conspiracy measures to avoid detention. During a document check at a roadblock, the fugitive was identified, detained, and handed over to NABU.

On May 11, 2022, he was remanded in custody with an alternative of a UAH 744,000 bail. The same month, NABU detectives completed the investigation.

 

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.