NABU and SAPO have completed the investigation into the former deputy prosecutor of the Lviv region suspected of embezzling UAH 1.2 million and abuse of office, which caused damage to the state of almost half a million hryvnias. His actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 and Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, in the fall of 2015, the suspect (then held the position of deputy prosecutor of the Lviv region) ordered a subordinate to artificially create conditions for transferring more than UAH 1.2 million to a private company, allegedly as payment of debts for the repair work performed in the premises of the prosecutor's office of the Lviv region. In fact, as the investigation found out, the suspect knew this company did not perform any repairs that year, and the prosecutor's office did not owe the money. He secured the falsification of acts of completed works and invoices, indicating that, allegedly, the actual repairs were carried out in 2015, thus substantiating the illegal transfer of funds to the company.
NABU and SAPO also established that in November-December 2015, the suspect organized the purchase of office paper for the needs of the prosecutor's office without a tender and at inflated prices. As a result, the prosecutor's office overpaid over UAH 417,000, which was confirmed by an expert examination.
In August 2022, the ex-official was notified of suspicion.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.