NABU, SAPO expose gold theft by prosecutor

15.08.2022 00:00

On Aug. 15, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified an ex-prosecutor of the Prosecutor General's Office of suspicion of acquisition of property and forgery. His actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 1 Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In 2019, as part of an investigation, the prosecutor searched an individual bank safe and snatched 8 kg of gold bars worth over UAH 11.8 million. In order to secure the criminal intention, he forged official documents, in particular, indicating that the gold belonged to another person, who had nothing to do with the safe.

NABU started investigating these facts at the request of the relatives of the owner of the gold.

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.