On Nov. 14, 2022, NABU and SAPO completed the investigation of a Kyiv region city mayor and a real estate owner, who are suspected of causing more than UAH 8.7 million in damages to the territorial community.
The case file was disclosed to the defense for perusal. The mayor's actions fall under Part 2 Article 364, Part 4. Art. 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, while his accomplice-the owner of an unfinished building is suspected under Part 5 Art. 27, Part 2 Art. 364, Part 4 Art. 27, Part 2 Art. 358, Part 4 Art. 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, in 2018, the owner of an unfinished building offered the mayor to purchase it for the needs of the city for UAH 24 million, which significantly exceeded the price offers at that time. The mayor knew this but accepted the offer. To realize the plan, it was necessary to ensure the forgery of the property valuation report and, using his official position, to mislead the specialized commissions of the city council and its deputies so that they would vote for the allocation of funds from the local budget for the purchase of a partially built facility. The examination conducted as part of the NABU and SAPO investigation established an illegal overpayment of more than UAH 8.73 million.
In September 2022, the officials were notified of suspicion.
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.