NABU's cooperation with the UK law enforcement agencies resulted in arrest of 297 thous. USD of the ex-Head of the Ukrainian SFS

14.02.2019 00:00

On February 14, 2019, during the consideration of the case as of the ex-Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested 297 thousand USD stored by the ex-official in a bank account in the the United Kingdom. According to the court decision, the competent authorities of the United Kingdom in the framework of international legal assistance may resolve the issue of the arrest of these funds.

In addition, after sentencing in the case as of the ex-Head of the Ukrainian SFS and satisfaction of the civil petition filed by the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia” these funds may be refunded in favor of the PJSC, which suffered losses due to the unlawful actions of the accused. 

The information about the presence of the account owned by the ex-Head of the SFS was received from the law enforcement officers of the United Kingdom in January 2019. After that, the NABU Detectives sent the information to the SAPO prosecutors, who represent the state prosecution in the case as of the ex-Head of the SFS. The SAPO appealed to the court with a petition for seizure of funds.

It should be reminded that in March 2017, the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom informed the NABU and the SAPO that the ex-Head of the SFS of Ukraine is a naturalized British citizen since 2012.

More about the crime committed by the ex-Head of the SFS: https://nabu.gov.ua/en/novyny/gas-case-indictment-head-sfs-was-sent-court

According to the 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