NABU Detectives completed pre-trial investigation as of the Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex

09.01.2018 00:00

On January 9, 2018, according to the order of the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) provided the former Member of Parliament (also known as the Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex) and his defense with access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) Eastern Mining and Processing Plant (EMPP) and the SE «National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) «Energoatom».

The former Member of Parliament (MP) is suspected of committing crimes qualified under:

Part 3 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (CCU) (Organization of embezzlement of property by abuse of official post committed in especially gross amount);

- Part 1 Article 255 of CCU (Creation of a criminal organization for the purpose of committing a grave or special grave offense, and also leadership or participation in such organization, or participation of offenses committed by such organization);

- Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CCU (Organization of embezzlement of property by abuse of official post committed in especially gross amount);

- Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 3 Article 209 of the CCU (Organization of legalization (laundering) proceeds from crime).

In addition, among other suspects there are executives of the SE Eastern Mining and Processing Plant, State Concern Nuclear Fuel, National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company and structural unit of the SE NNEGC «Energoatom».

It should be reminded that the NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of 6.4 million EUR funds embezzlement of the SE NNEGC «Energoatom» in December 2015. On October 25, 2017, the former Member of Parliament was given a notice of suspicion for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post»).

The pre-trial investigation as of the facts of 17.28 million USD funds embezzlement of the SE Eastern Mining and Processing Plant was started in December 2015. On April 20, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors gave a notice of suspicion to the former MP for allegedly committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255 (Creation of a criminal organization), Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In November 2017, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office decided to join two criminal proceedings. Currently, in terms of the unified proceeding 11 persons were given notices of suspicion, 5 of them were put on the wanted list.

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.