NABU under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the ex-official of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (he is also a lawyer). He is suspected of submitting false data to e-declaration. The actions of the official fall under Part 2 Article 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On September 17, 2021, the Prosecutor General signed a notice of suspicion.
The official has already been served with a notice suspicion of committing another crime - encourage to provide an improper advantage to Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC) judges. As the investigation revealed, this person jointly with other participant of a crime promised to secure a positive decision in a case considered by a KDAC judge through the KDAC Head in exchange for USD 100 thousand.
In April, 2021, the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors exposed the lawyers. During the searches, items resembling antiques and documents addressed to the KDAC Head and his close relative were found. Besides, a large amount of foreign cash - over USD 3.7 million, EUR 840 thousand, GBP 20 thousand, UAH 230 thousand, and 100 new shekels - was found.
The investigation believes that the ex-official is the actual owner of the apartment where an improper advantage was found. However, this information is not submitted in his e-declaration for 2020, as well as the funds found there by the NABU Detectives. It became possible to notified a suspicion of non-declaration of wealth after the resumption of liability for non-declaration.
Previous cases were closed due to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. NABU and SAPO for the first time served a notice suspicion under Article 366-2 of the Criminal Code 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.