On Feb. 10, 2022, the former director of the state enterprise "Market Operator" was notified of the end of the investigation into embezzling SE's UAH 2.15 million of which he is accused. The case materials were disclosed to the defense.
As established, during 2019-2020, the official, abusing his post, illegally seized funds of the SE for a total amount of over UAH 2.15 million by issuing orders to pay himself incentive payments in the form of bonuses, benefits, and allowances.
In December 2021, he was served with charges under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The case files are sufficient to initiate compensation for damages caused to the SE. To this end, the SE should file a civil lawsuit, which the National Bureau has repeatedly stressed upon. However, no lawsuit has yet been filed, which is contrary to the interests of the state and may result in losing the opportunity for timely forfeiture.
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.