Kharkiv RSA official bribery case sent to court

30.12.2020 00:00

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have completed a pre-trial investigation of the director of one of the departments of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, who incited a person to provide an undue benefit. On Dec. 28, 2020, the indictment was sent to court.

 

The actions of the accused fall under Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 190; Part 2 Art. Article 15, Part 4, Article 27; Part 2 Art. 15, Part 1 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the official, who in the past held a position in the fuel and energy sector and in the Department of Capital Construction of Kharkiv RSA, attempted to persuade a person acting on behalf of an LLC to give him an undue benefit to connect the LLC's electrical installations to the Kharkivoblenergo power grid.

The official asked for UAH 2,200 for each of the 600 kW of power. He was caught red-handed right after receiving UAH 1.32 million.

NABU started investigating the above facts in August 2020.

On Aug. 4, 2020, the official was served a suspicion notice. On Nov. 25, 2020, the investigation was completed and the case files were disclosed for review.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.