The NABU detectives detained one more participant of the gas embezzlement scheme

29.06.2016 12:00

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 10 P.M. the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine took into custody the head of the LLC “Nadra Heotsentr” involved in the gas embezzlement scheme (joint gas production with the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia”).

The detained individual, being one of the 20 participants of the gas embezzlement scheme, was taken into custody under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine. He was detained while trying to cross the Ukrainian-Russian border in Sumy region.
At the moment the head of the LLC “Nadra Heotsentr” is taken to the NABU premises for further investigation. In the nearest future he is to be given a notice of suspicion for committing crimes under Part 1 of Article 255 (creation of a criminal organization), Part 4 of Article 28 (criminal offense committed by a group of persons, or a criminal organization), Part 5 of Article 191 (misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of office), Part 2 of Article 205 (sham business) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The pre-trial investigation is in progress.
It should be reminded that the NABU in cooperation with the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) have exposed the organizers of the public funds embezzlement scheme (gas production and realization jointly with the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia”). As a result the state has suffered losses of nearly 3 billion UAH. Ten previously detained individuals, suspected of involvement in this scheme, were chosen a preventive measure in a form of being taken into custody for 60 days. The total amount of the alternative bail is more than 1 billion UAH.