One more member of the “Agrarian fund” sugar embezzlement was taken into custody

18.06.2016 19:30

On June 18, 2016 upon the decision of the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv, the business entity official, involved in more than 300 million UAH embezzlement of sugar, which was stored at the  special state budgetary institution “Agrarian fund” in Cherkasy region, was chosen a preventive measure. The court  gave him 2-month temporary custody with an alternative 4,8 million bail notwithstanding the fact that the NABU jointly with the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) had requested 300 million UAH bail (proportionate to the crime object). 

The entrepreneur was taken into custody on Thursday, June 16 2016 in accordance with the Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine upon suspicion of committing a crime prescribed in the Part 5 of the Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post”).
The suspect’s detention and  the search at the LCC “Legal Firm “Law Studio”  were conducted parallel as a part of investigation of the same proceeding. On June 17 the detainee was given a notice of suspicion.
It should be reminded that on May 18, 2016 the NABU detectives in cooperation with the SAPO prosecutors took into custody the deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region O. Kolesnyk upon suspicion of the abuse of office aimed at 300 million UAH embezzlement of sugar stored at the state special budgetary institution “Agrarian fund” in Cherkasy region. On Friday, May 20, the Solomianskiy district court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure for the deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region in form of 2-month temporary custody with an alternative 5,5 million UAH bail.
 
In early February the corresponding information was entered into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations upon the work results of the NABU detectives and analysts.