NABU and SAPO have filed an indictment against the former Head of the Explosives Department of the National Police and an accomplice in the crime - a private entrepreneur. The actions of the former fall under Part 4 Art. 368, Part 1 Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and the latter - under Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation has revealed that the ex-officer, being aware of the real needs of NPU units in explosion protection equipment, in the fall of 2016, invented a scheme together with a private entrepreneur to purchase such gear for the units of the Luhansk region police. The appearance of no competition in the tender was artificially given in order to carry out the procurement through negotiations. As a result, the National Police paid UAH 3 million, of which the private entrepreneur transferred UAH 980 thousand allegedly for legal services (which were not actually provided) to the company owned by the NPU officer.
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.