In response to requests of the mass media, we explain the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on issue regarding preparing a notice of suspicion of the allegedly illegal enrichment to the First Deputy Head – Chief of the Main Department on Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).
Thus, during the pre-trial investigation, the NABU Detectives found that from April 26, 2015 (from the date of entry into force of the amendments to Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine «Illegal Enrichment») to 31.12.2016 the SSU official acquired assets and made expenditures in the amount of at least 6.4 million UAH. Among other things, the issue concerns 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ V250, land plots with an area of 0.1011 ha and 0.1072 ha in Kyiv Region, an apartment in Kyiv Region.
At the same time, the official income of the First Deputy Head of the SSU and his family members in the period from 25.04.2015 to 31.12.2016 amounted to 2.6 million UAH, including the funds recieved from the sale of the car JEEP GRAND CHEROKKE 4WD.
Thus, according to the investigation, the SSU official in the period 26.04.2015 - 31.12.2016, having no pre-earned income that would allow him to save money in order to acquire assets, have bought and registered on family members its assets in the total amount of at least 3.76 million UAH, legality of grounds for obtaining of which is not confirmed. Thus, according to the NABU Detectives, he committed a grave corruption offense under Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
During the pre-trial investigation, the NABU Detectives also analyzed the incomes and expenditures of the SSU official for all time of his work in order to determine whether he and his family members had the opportunity to accumulate savings for acquiring assets in the future.
The investigation revealed that this official, who has been serving military service since 1994, together with a close person in the period from 01.01.1999 to 25.04.2015 received about 2.8 million UAH total income. While the expenses in the same period amounted to at least 4.83 million UAH, of which 4.1 million UAH was spent on the purchase of property (in particular on purchasing of Toyota Venza, Toyota Siena, Porche Cayenne, TOYOTA HIGHLANDER, JEEP GRAND CHEROKKE 4WD, Volkswagen Multivan and MAZDA CX-5 2.2 L Diesel 6AT, 4 WD).
So, as of April 26, 2015, the SSU official and his close person had no official income that would allow them to save money for the further acquisition of assets.
The abovementioned facts were drawn up in the notice of suspicion to the First Deputy Head of the SSU of committing a criminal offense under Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The notice of suspicion was sent to the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office on September 7, 2018.
It should be noted that the notices of suspicion to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine and to the First Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine both based on the similiar evidences. So, we hope that the SAPO prosecutors will continue to adopt objective procedural decisions.
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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.