USD 684,000, seized within NABU and SAPO investigations into corruption at customs, have been sent to the needs of the Ukrainian military.
More than 700 future detectives and investigators raised their knowledge of criminal anti-corruption justice through the Detective Studios project implemented by the National Bureau jointly with the Faculty of Investigation and Detective Activities of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.
On Dec. 13-19, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified two lawyers and a person who claimed to be a lawyer's assistant of suspicion of an attempt to bribe a judge of the Poltava Court of Appeal.
Despite a 5-month break caused by russia’s full-scale invasion, the operation of the eCase MS electronic criminal proceedings system was resumed on August 1, 2022. As of Dec. 20, 2022, it contains information on 306 criminal proceedings. Each day, more and more users from NABU and SAPO join the eCase MS, while the e-document generated by the system has undergone procedural validation in court.
On Dec. 14, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified an incumbent MP of suspicion of entering false data into his e-declaration for 2020. Such actions fall under Part 1 Art. 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (as amended by the Law of Ukraine dated 04.12.2020 No. 1074-IX).
Thanks to NABU and SAPO's efforts, part of the property and funds seized in the so-called Mezhyhiria case have been confiscated by the HACC. On Dec. 12, 2022, the court satisfied the relevant claim of Ukraine's Justice Ministry. This is a first-instance decision that can be appealed.
Hanna Bilyk, a judge of the Brovary city district court in the Kyiv region, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison with the confiscation of a car and a land plot. She has also been stripped of the right to hold certain administrative posts for a period of 3 years. The verdict was passed by the Criminal Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court on Dec. 14, 2022. Previously, the same decision had been passed by the High Anti-Corruption Court and the HACC Appeals Chamber. The verdict of the Supreme Court is final and cannot be appealed.
The National Bureau continued to effectively fight corruption under martial law, while its employees joined the fight against the external enemy in the ranks of the Armed Forces, helped record the crimes of the occupiers, and conducted analytical work. This was noted by acting NABU Director Gizo Uglava at the IACC 2022 on Dec. 9, 2022, in Washington, USA.
UAH 113.7 million, seized within NABU and SAPO investigations into corruption at customs, went to the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Dec. 14, 2022. One case was referred to court in August 2022, while another is still being investigated.
At the request of NABU and SAPO, the HACC granted the seizure and transfer of these funds to ARMA. The entire amount was spent on military bonds.
On Dec. 9, 2022, NABU, SAPO, and the SSU exposed a foreign entrepreneur, who offered and gave USD 10,000 in undue advantage to the head of the State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control.