On January 4, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors finished pre-trial investigation of the organized group’s case whose members attempted an appropriation of funds of the State Enterprise «State Design Institute «Zaporizhtsyvilproekt» (falls within the scope of management of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine) in the amount of more than 18 million UAH.
The participants are suspected of committing a crime under Part 3 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post», «Forgery in office»).
The defense was provided with the access to the files of the pre-trial investigation.
It should be reminded that the investigation revealed that in 2015 the participants of the crime group (including heads of the State Enterprise) created fictitious debt, where the State Enterprise (SE) owed to private enterprise they controlled. Then they appealed to the court to collect the debt and further intended to collect it by selling the SE’s real estate.