On September 18, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the former Head of one of the units of the Logistics Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine of abuse of office, which caused almost UAH 1.8 mln damages to the State. His actions are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On September 17, 2020, NABU under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the acting Member of Parliament of Ukraine (also knon as the Member of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services). He is suspected of receiving an improper advantage and using of legitimate powers and responsibilities (Part 4 Article 368 and Part 4 Article 27 Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The Prosecutor General signed a notice of suspicion.
The investigation as of the facts of causing damages in the amount of UAH 9.3 million to the territorial community of Kyiv was completed. On September 16, 2020, the indictment as of Former Main Architect of Kyiv and the Director General of the developer company was sent to court. The abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 52 cases. 13 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 11 persons were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU and SAPO activities as of August 2020.
Within the investigation of a corruption scheme of receiving an improper advantage for the abuse of office by the Member of Parliament (MP), NABU and SAPO sent a draft notice of suspicion as of the acting MP to the Prosecutor General. However, as of September 15, 2020, the letters remained unanswered, which makes it impossible to bring to justice all the participants in the crime.
The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 928 thousand for renting a room in the “Kyiv” Hotel by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocation is completed. On September 8, 2020, the suspect and his defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review. The actions of the official are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Abuse of office”).
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed the pre-trial investigation as of the Director of one of the private companies involved in UAH 787 million of public funds embezzlement of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The investigation revealed that he acted as a member of a criminal organization created by the Former President of Ukraine.
The economic impact from the NABU and SAPO activities includes the funds returned to the State Enterprises voluntarily and by court decisions, funds confiscated from suspects who violated the bail obligations, and illegal cash compensation payments returned by the ex-Members of Parliament of Ukraine.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors have not slowed down in the fight against corruption. In the first half of 2020, the investigation of 406 criminal proceedings was started, 125 persons were given notices of suspicion, and 33 cases as of 50 persons were sent to court. This was stated by Artem Sytnyk, the NABU Director and Nazar Kholodnitskiy, the SAPO Head at the press briefing “Presentation of the Report on the NABU and SAPO results during the first half of 2020” on August 17, 2020.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations of 88 cases. 14 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 7 persons within 4 cases were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU activities as of July 2020.