The investigation of the Head of State Commercial Sea Port "Chernomorsk" and his accomplice, who were exposed accepting a USD 250 thousand of improper advantage, has been completed. On Sept. 13, 2021, the defense was granted access to the case files. Upon being examined, they will be referred to court. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, the acting (at the time of the crime) Head of the state enterprise demanded and received a UAH 250 thousand bribe for approval of a rehabilitation plan for a bankrupt private company in whose creditors' committee the SE had the majority of votes.
The official involved an intermediary, a representative of another creditor of a private company, who had to receive the bribe and bring it to him.
On Dec. 10, 2020, both were caught red-handed. The next day they were notified of suspicion.
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.