Indictment as of the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine was sent to court

13.03.2017 00:00

On March 10, 2017, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) jointly with the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) sent to the court the indictments as of the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine (suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and as of the Head Controller (the Director of the Agricultural Industry, Nature Protection and Emergencies Audit Department, Member of the Accounting Chamber) (suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The investigation revealed that during January 2014 - March 2015 the abovementioned committed illegal alienation of 2-bedrooms apartment to private property

Along with indictment the prosecutors of the SAPO filed a civil action for the recovery of damage by the suspects in the amount exceeding 1.3 million UAH, which is equal to the damage allegedly caused by the offence.

If found guilty, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine may face imprisonment from 3 to 6 years with disqualification to hold certain positions or to be engaged in certain activities for up to three years, the Head Controller may face imprisonment from 7 to 12 years with disqualification to hold certain positions or to be engaged in certain activities for up to three years with forfeiture of property.

It should be reminded that on November 16, 2016, the NABU Detectives jointly with the anti-corruption prosecutor gave a notice of suspicion to the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine and to a Member of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine. On March 1, 2017, the NABU finished the pre-trial investigation.