Kyoto money embezzlement case: the indictment as of 4 suspects was sent to court

06.06.2017 00:00

On June 6, 2017, the indictment as of 4 persons involved in an attempt of 336 million UAH embezzlement received by Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was sent to the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The suspects and the defence had been granted access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation for two months.

The Director of the State Enterprise (SE) Ukrainian Environmental Investments is suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property), Part 2 Article 382 (Failure to comply with a judgment), Part 1 Article 366 (Forgery in office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.  The Director of the Municipal Enterprise Odesamisksvitlo (who contributed to the production of documents for fictitious companies for procurement procedure) is suspected of committing a crime under Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Two employees of the SE Ukrainian Environmental Investments (which were also members of the Commission for the SE procurement procedures) are suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, Part 4 Article 358 (Forgery of documents, stamps, seals or letterheads, and sale or use of forged documents), Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation revealed that 10 persons are suspected in the so-called Kyoto money embezzlement case. One of the key organizers of the public funds embezzlement was placed on international wanted list. According to Chapter 24-1 of the Criminal Procedure Code, as of the abovementioned suspect in the so-called absentia conviction will be applied.

2 persons have signed plea bargain agreements. 2 suspects were put on the national wanted list.

It should be reminded that the NABU Detectives started the investigation of the abovementioned criminal proceeding on January 20, 2016.

According to the conclusion of the forensic economic expertise, the amount of potential damage from the crime amounts to 336 million UAH. A fictitious company LLC Agrotechbud should have received 480 million UAH.