On July 18, 2019, Executive Director of real estate developer was given a notice of suspicion on organizing a scheme of misappropriation of the property of Main Department of the National Guard in the amount of 81.64 million UAH.
His actions are qualified under Part 3 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
At the time of committing a crime, suspect held the position of the Deputy Head of the Board for the Construction of State Enterprise. Nevertheless, in fact, as the investigation revealed, he managed the business of a number of private companies that implemented the construction projects in Kyiv. One on these projects is investigated by the NABU Detectives.
The investigation revealed that in 2000s, the Internal Troops of Ukraine (merged with National Guard of Ukraine) and the real estate developer signed an agreement according to which a residential complex with built-in parking and non-residential premises would be constructed on the territory of the former military unit. In exchange for a land plot of about 1 hectare in Kyiv city center, the National Guard was offered 50 apartments and 30 parking lots in the residential complex.
However later, in 2016-2017, the parties signed additional agreements, according to which the National Guard gave up apartments and parking lots in Pecherskyi district in exchange for 65 apartments in a residential complex of the same real estate developer in Kyiv outskirts (near Chervonyj Khutir metro station). Expertize carried out within the framework of the pre-trial investigation established that the cost of these apartments is 81 635 448 UAH less than the first one to be received by the National Guard according to initial agreement.
Pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts is carried out from December 2017 by the NABU Detectives.
In May 2019, the former Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Director General of real estate developer and real estate appraiser were given notices of suspicion of allegedly committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.