The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine have completed a pre-trial investigation as of the person suspected of giving UAH 950 thousand of an improper advantage to the Director General of the Ukrspetsexport State Company. On December 28, 2020, the suspect and their defense had been granted with access to the materials of the investigation. The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 2 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that in 2015-2017 the suspect jointly with group of people organized a corrupt scheme to supply goods of unknown origin to the enterprises of the Ukroboronprom SE through the OptimumSpectsdetal LLC and other companies.
The OptimumSpectsdetal LLC received preferences during the conclusion contracts with the enterprises of the Ukroboronprom. In the result, the suspect received an improper advantage in the amount of 50% of the total amount of illegally obtained profits of the scheme participants. Thus, only for one contract the suspect received UAH 950 thousand. However, according to the investigation, it was not the only case of illegal activity. The investigation of other episodes is in process.
On December 21, 2020, NABU and SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to this person.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of abovementioned facts in November 2019.
In total, NABU exposed eight participants in a corruption scheme of OptimumSpectsdetal LLC. The court found guilty two of them. The indictment as of other three persons is in court. Three more persons is still suspects.
The investigation revealed that according to the scheme, Ukroboronprom received goods in the amount of more than UAH 165 million, while the budget lost more than UAH 49 million.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.