NABU detained three more suspects in so-called «Onyshchenko’s gas case»

24.01.2017 02:00

On January 24, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors detained two former Deputy Chairmen and a Head of one of the Departments of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrgasvydobuvannia (100% State-owned).

The abovementioned are suspected of committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255 («Creation of a criminal organization»), Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post»).

The investigation revealed that the suspects were involved in organizing public funds embezzlement scheme while producing and selling gas under joint operation agreements with the PJSC Ukrgasvydobuvannia (Member of Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko is suspected of creating this scheme). As a result, the public property damage reached nearly 3 billion UAH.

Currently, the NABU is preparing a motion to the court to apply for a preventive measure for the suspects.