NABU took into custody the Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region

19.05.2016 10:02

On Wednesday, May 18, the detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine in cooperation with prosecutors of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Office (SAPO) have taken into custody the Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region.

He was detained on suspicion of the abuse of office for sugar embezzlement, kept at the warehouses of special state budgetary facility “Agrarniy Fund” located at Cherkasy region, in the amount of more than 300 million UAH (Part 2, Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The pre-trial investigation has shown that from June 2015 till December 2015, resulting from unlawful procedural decisions and actions of the suspect, the sugar was reallocated from public to private property.
In the beginning of February 2016 owing to NABU’s detectives and analytics groundworks, the proceeding was entered into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations.
“The investigation of this criminal proceeding could have moved faster if General Prosecutors Office (GPO) has given the NABU the criminal proceeding materials on the prosecutors office staff worker who had committed a crime. I hope in the nearest future the issue of cooperation between the GPO and the NABU regarding reclamation of criminal proceedings would be resolved”, noted NABU’s Director Artem Sytnyk.
The suspect has been taken into custody on the bases of the Article 208 of Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine.
The office of prosecutors of Kyiv region is still under search. Currently NABU’s detectives in cooperation with SAP prosecutors prepare a procedural request for choosing a preventive measure. 
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