On April 7, 2021, notices of suspicion were served to two lawyers who had been exposed the day before receiving an improper advantage in the amount of USD 100 thousand for its further transfer to judges of the Kyiv District Administrative Court. Their actions fall under Part 4 Article 27, Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 6, 2021, an indictment regarding three persons involved in the Krayan Plant corruption scheme was sent to court. These persons are charged with embezzling 92 million UAH from Odesa Сity budget during the purchase of the buildings of the Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) "Holding Company “Krayan". The actions of all these persons fall under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors have filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court regarding persons who attempted to offer USD 5 mln in bribe to the Heads of anti-corruption agencies to ensure the closure of criminal proceedings involving the former Ecology Minister under President Yanukovych (suspected of the seizure of stabilization loan funds provided to Real Bank PJSC).
On April 1, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors and NABU Detectives referred an indictment in relation to the former Head of two private companies involved in a corruption scheme that helped embezzle public funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas under joint venture agreements with Ukrgazvydobuvannia PJSC. This is one of the several indictments already filed within the so-called "gas scheme case".
On March 30, 2021, the indictment in respect of the Head of Kharkiv District Administrative Court was sent to court. The actions of the official are qualified under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Supreme Court has ruled it is the Kyiv Court of Appeal and not the High Anti-Corruption Court that has to decide the fate of the case regarding an attempt to offer USD 5 mln in bribe to the heads of NABU and SAPO. The decision was made by the panel of judges of the Third Judicial Chamber of the Criminal Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2021 (the full text of the decision will be announced on March 30).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office have completed an investigation into UAH 2.2 million in damages caused to the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FISU). On March 25, 2021, an indictment regarding three persons was sent to court.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the State Customs Service of Ukraine are uniting efforts to combat corruption at customs. The formats of future cooperation were discussed by the Heads of the agencies at the meeting on March 23, 2021.
"For almost 6 years of our work, we have tracked down Ukrainian corruption in about 80 countries. These are the countries where participants in NABU cases, namely high-ranking officials, took the funds stolen in Ukraine and later legalized them. It is difficult to name the amount that has been siphoned off from Ukraine through corruption schemes. We can assume we are talking about billions," said Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, during the III International Criminal Law Forum.
The investigation into the attempts to seize state power, obstruct the work of the High Qualification Commission of Judges, as well as participation in a criminal organization and abuse of influence by the Сhairman and judges of the Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC) in collusion with a number of other persons, has been completed. On March 17, 2021, the suspects were granted access to the case materials.
The suspects include:
On March 15, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau under the procedural guidance of SAPO served notices of suspicion of embezzlement of UAH 8.2 billion to ex-Board Chairman, his Deputy, and Head of the Interbank Operations Department of PJSC PrivatBank. All three are being investigated under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement, or conversion of property by malversation committed in respect of an especially gross amount, or by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In February, the NABU Detectives started pre-trial investigations into 55 criminal proceedings and served five notices of suspicion. The SAPO Prosecutors sent four indictments and a motion for relief from liability to court. Three judgements of conviction in NABU and SAPO cases took effect.