Indictment in the criminal proceeding as of the facts of funds embezzlement of the SE EMPP and the SE NNEGC «Energoatom» was sent to court

23.05.2018 00:00

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed the pre-trial investigation of the embezzlement of the funds of the (SE) Eastern Mining and Processing Plant (EMPP) and the «National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) «Energoatom». As a result, they handed over the indictment to the former Member of Parliament (also known as the Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Fuel and Energy Committee) and other suspects. On May 22, 2018, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent the indictment to court.

The suspects and the defense had 5 months to be acquainted with the documents of the pre-trial investigation.

The former Member of Parliament (MP) is indicted for allegedly committing criminal offences qualified as:

- Organization of embezzlement of property by abuse of official post committed in especially gross amount (Part 3 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (CCU);

- Creation of a criminal organization for the purpose of committing a grave or special grave offense, and also leadership or participation in such organization, or participation of offenses committed by such organization (Part 1 Article 255 of the CCU);

- Organization of embezzlement of property by abuse of official post committed in especially gross amount  (Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU);

- Organization of legalization (laundering) proceeds from crime (Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, and Part 3 Article 209 of the CCU).

 

The other suspects are indicted for allegedly committing  the following crimes:

- the current Director General of the SE EMPP – Part 1 Article 255, Part 2 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU.

- the Deputy Director of the State Concern Nuclear Fuel – Part 1 Article 255, Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU.

- the First Deputy Head of the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine – Part 1 Article 255, Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU.

- the Head of the Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company – Part 1 Article 255, Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 3 Article 209 of the CCU.

- the Head of one of structural unit of the SE NNEGC «Energoatom» - Part 2 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU.

The NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation the embezzlement of 6.4 million EUR belonging to the SE NNEGC «Energoatom» in December 2015. On October 25, 2017, the former Member of Parliament was notified of suspicion for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post).

The pre-trial investigation of 17.28 million USD embezzlement at the SE Eastern Mining and Processing Plant started in December 2015. On April 20, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors gave a notice of suspicion to the former MP for allegedly committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255 (Creation of a criminal organization), Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In November 2017, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office decided to consolidate the two cases. Currently, in the consolidated proceeding, there are eleven suspects; five of them are on the wanted list.

According to the 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.

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