On October 31, 2019, 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 Director of one of the State Enterprises of Kharkivska Oblast. He was exposed and detained on offering 100 thousand USD of improper advantage to the NABU Detective.
The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On November 2, 2019, the High Anti-Corruption Court chose a preventive measure for the suspect in a form of 60 days’ temporary custody with 4,994 million UAH alternative bail.
The investigation revealed that the director proposed an improper advantage to the NABU Detective for the decision-making to terminate criminal proceeding as of the illegal alienation of large amounts of untreated property of the SE in the form of timber and the sale of timber at reduced prices to the benefit of private entities controlled by him.
On October 30, 2019, in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine a person was detained.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.