On July 28, 2017, the Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine was opened in Kharkiv. The address of Kharkiv Territorial Office, where an appeal office works, is Moskovsky Prospekt, 140, Kharkiv. Later on the workplaces for the Detectives and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) will be equipped.
Along with latest discussions in media about possible establishment of a Specialized Аnti-Corruption Court, and discussions among international partners of Ukraine, some members of parliament and high-ranking public officials are deliberately lobbying an opinion as though establishment of a separate Court is unjustified, costly, and time-consuming process. As an alternative, they propose to develop anti-corruption chambers within existing courts of general jurisdiction. There is a strong reason to believe, that the statement of the President of European Commission, noting that the European Union considers it sufficient to create a Special Anti-Corruption Chamber is a consequence of a targeted attempt to mislead Ukraine’s European partners.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) calls on the Verhovna Rada of Ukraine to support the submissions for criminal prosecution, detention and arrest of the Members of Parliament (MPs) Maksym Poliakov and Boryslav Rosenblat involved in the so-called «amber case».
In response to numerous requests from mass media with regards to reports that Paul Manafort`s Consulting firm had received 17 million USD from the Party of Regions in 2012-2014, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) inform on the following. The name of Paul Manafort was mentioned in 22 items in the period from November 20, 2007, to October 5, 2012, in the documents that were passed to the NABU by the Former First Deputy of the State Security Service of Ukraine Viktor Trepak in May 2016. According to the lists, a total sum of the money received amounts to 12.7 million USD.
Two employees of the Forensic Laboratory of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received a certificate of an expert on computer-technical research according to the criteria of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Currently they are the only ones in Ukraine who have received this qualification confirmation.
The Draft Law №6220 "On Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on Entering of Data into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations and Basis on Termination the Criminal Proceedings" is under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada. The adoption of the abovementioned Draft Law can block investigations of law enforcement agencies, including investigations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO).
On May 10, 2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received full access to the Unified State Register of declarations of the persons authorized to implement the functions of state and local self-government bodies. Thus, the Detectives and analysts of the NABU have the ability to process all the data from the Register via the closed network directly from the Bureau.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the anti-corruption prosecutors finished the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving improper advantage in the amount of 36 000 USD by 2 officials of the State Tax Inspectorate in Kyiv and by an intermediary-lawyer
On April 21, 2017, the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose preventive measures for the Deputy Head of the District Court of Dnipro (in a form of house arrest on the 24-hours basis) and for a judge from the abovementioned court (in a form of house arrest from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m). It should be reminded that on April 19, 2017, the suspects were detained on receiving improper advantage.
Foreign banks and companies are involved in crime schemes, investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and more than one third of the damage done to the State from these crimes, relates to them.