NABU and SAPO have established new facts of the embezzlement of funds at Ukrekoresursy SE.
On Oct. 12, 2022, new suspicion notices were served to previously exposed participants of the embezzlement scheme: the former head of Ukrekoresursy SE, the head of a private company, and an individual, whose actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The new episode involves the purchase of horizontal automatic presses worth over UAH 10 million. The equipment was delivered at an inflated price by a company under control of the Ukrekoresursy head, which allowed the perpetrators to embezzle almost UAH 2 million.
The investigation has so far established three episodes of corrupt activity at Ukrekoresursy SE carried out by four persons.
In June 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the former head of the state enterprise and several entrepreneurs of suspicion of embezzling UAH 13.69 million during the purchase of reverse vending machines. The scheme participnats not only supplied equipment of poor quality but also resorted to fraud: they took a loan of over UAH 8.7 million, using 100 RVMs as collateral. To this end, they provided forged bank documents.
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.