Pavlo Medentsev, a judge of the Odesa region Commercial Court, has been found guilty of receiving UAH 570,000 in undue advantage and sentenced to 9 years in prison with confiscation of property. The Criminal Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court has finally upheld the ruling, which was passed by the HACC Appeal Chamber on Oct. 7, 2020.
Despite the objective difficulties in conducting investigations under martial law, NABU and SAPO have not stopped their work and are stepping up the pace. This was noted by acting NABU Director Gizo Uglava during this year's International Anti-Corruption Conference in Washington, Dec. 6, 2022.
On Dec. 6, 2022, NABU and SAPO served suspicion notices on three members of a criminal organization in Odesa, exposed and detained the day before.
The AC Team from the Poltava Law Institute at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University won the All-Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Moot Court 2.0 (VAM), which took place in Kyiv on Dec. 1-3, 2022. This is the second time the National Bureau has organized the event for Ukrainian students and with the support of international partners.
On Dec. 1, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified a former Ukrainian lawmaker (Opposition Platform - For Life political party) of suspicion of illegal receipt of more than UAH 700,000 in housing compensation. His actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Nov. 28, 2022, NABU and SAPO referred the case to court, accusing three persons of embezzling over UAH 14 million during the construction of apartment buildings for border guards.
On Nov. 28, 2022, NABU and SAPO sent the case to court, accusing an incumbent MP of misstatements in his 2020 e-declaration worth almost UAH 1.79 million. His actions fall under Part 1 Article 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
NABU's Anti-Corruption School has been recognized by EPAC and EACN as the most innovative anti-corruption initiative of the year! The award ceremony took place within the framework of the 21st annual EPAC/EACN conference held in Chisinau (Moldova) on Nov. 23-24, 2022.
Without progressive corruption-intolerant youth, all efforts of anti-corruption agencies will be in vain. That is why awareness-raising activities for students are important part of interaction between the National Bureau and society. This was stressed by Oleksandr Skomarov, head of NABU’s Detective Department, during a talk with young participants of the All-Ukrainian Forum "Sophia of Kyiv: The Statehood We Fight For."
NABU and SAPO have completed the investigation into a lawyer and an assistant judge of the Odesa Court of Appeal suspected of an attempt to bribe a judge of the Odesa Court of Appeal with USD 1.7 thousand. The lawyer's actions fall under Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 27, Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and the actions of the assistant judge - under Part 2 Art. 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On Nov. 22, 2022, the case file was disclosed to the defense for perusal.
NABU and SAPO have completed the investigation into the director of Izium Instrument-Making Plant (a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom State Concern) suspected of taking UAH 2.44 million in undue advantage and not declaring real estate abroad. His actions fall under Part 4 Art. 368, Part 1 Art. 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On Nov. 23, 2022, the case file was disclosed to the defense for perusal.
On Nov. 21, 2022, NABU and SAPO, together with NPU's Strategic Investigations Department in the Zhytomyr region, notified the former director and deputy director of the Zhytomyr Armored Plant of suspicion of embezzling plant's property worth more than UAH 4.5 million. Their actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.