Indictment against military officer sent to court

20.09.2021 00:00

On Sept. 17, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) sent an indictment against the head of the financial service of one of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to court. He is accused of embezzling UAH 4.26 million. The actions of the person fall under Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As the investigation has revealed, in 2014, the officer decided to embezzle the funds of the military unit. To this end, he found civil persons to open bank accounts. After that, he forged financial documents and transferred UAH 4.26 million to these accounts. Later on he withdrew the funds with the help of ATMs.

On Nov. 20, 2014, the officer left the territory of Ukraine. He hit the national and international wanted lists in September 2015.

On Aug. 19, 2021, the High Anti-Corruption Court sanctioned a special pre-trial investigation.

The pre-trial investigation into the above facts was launched on Sept. 20, 2018, after the transfer of the files from the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Sumy Garrison of the Central Region of Ukraine.

 

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.