On May 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified six National Bank officials of suspicion of abusing their office by granting a UAH 1.2 billion stabilization loan to PJSC "VAB Bank" (Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One more notice of suspicion (Article 191 of the CCU) was served to a representative of the appraiser company, which assisted the bank's beneficial owner in obtaining a stabilization loan. Thus, the total number of people involved in the scheme to misappropriate UAH 1.2 billion has reached 17 people.
On May 18, 2021, NABU and SAPO served notices of suspicion to three persons whose actions during the purchase of diesel fuel for Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC resulted in almost UAH 103 million losses to the company.
In April, NABU and SAPO served 15 notices of suspicion, sent indictments against 17 persons to court, four convictions came into force. NABU Detectives started pre-trial investigations in 55 criminal proceedings.
On May 1, 2021, NABU and SAPO completed an investigation in respect of an expert who drew up an untrue report that was further used by court to reject the state’s ownership of a part of the Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline. The case materials were disclosed to the defense for review. The actions of the expert fall under Part 3 Article 365-2, Part 2 Article 384 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 28, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment against the former Head of Chernihiv District State Administration exposed red-handed receiving an improper advantage. The actions of the accused fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise, or receipt of an improper advantage by an official).
SAPO Prosecutors have filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court against the Head of one of the regional state administrations and an official of the same executive body. Both are accused of receiving an improper advantage in a particularly large amount. The actions of the accused fall under Part 4 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise, or receipt of illegal benefit by an official).
On April 23, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified the former acting Director of Pivdendiproshakht State Enterprise and his Deputy of suspicion of embezzling UAH 7 mln and forging documents. The actions of the Director fall under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, and Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, while the actions of his Deputy fall under Part 2 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 26, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court against a person accused of receiving UAH 950,000 of improper advantage for influencing the decision of the General Director of Ukrspetsexport SE. He is one of the eight possible participants in the corruption scheme for the supply of goods of unknown origin to the enterprises of Ukroboronprom State Concern involving Optimumspetsdetal LLC and other business entities.
The Central Anti-Сorruption Bureau of the Republic of Poland (CBA) became the first law enforcement agency outside Ukraine to establish cooperation with NABU. Since 2016, NABU and CBA Detectives have conducted a number of anti-corruption probes, including the one into receiving an improper advantage by the former acting Head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on April 23, 2021, during an international anti-corruption seminar dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the CBA.
NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation in respect of a former official of Mykolaivoblenerho JSC (70% of shares belong to the state) exposed offering an improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine for getting employed as the head of the same enterprise (managed by SPFU). On April 22, 2021, the case materials were disclosed to the defense for review.
On April 22, 2021, NABU and SAPO completed an investigation in respect of the former Head of the Vinnytsia Oblast Road Service, who offered UAH 4.7 million of improper advantage to the Head of the Regional State Administration for amending the local budget expenditures. The case materials were disclosed to the defense for review.