SE EMPP public funds embezzlement case: the number of suspects increased to 5 persons

24.04.2017 00:00

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) gave notices of suspicion to 5 suspects in criminal proceeding as of the facts of 17.28 million USD public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) Eastern Mining and Processing Plant (EMPP). The abovementioned 5 suspects are 2 organizers, 2 accomplices and 1 executive of the criminal scheme.

On April 20, 2017, as part of the pre-trial investigation of the abovementioned episode the NABU Detectives and the Anti-corruption prosecutors gave a notice of suspicion to the ex-Member of Parliament (who was also the Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex) for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191, Part 1 Article 255 of the Criminal Code (CC) of Ukraine.

On April 21, 2017, two more suspects of the SE EMPP public funds embezzlement case were given notices of suspicion. Namely, the Acting General Director of the Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company (suspected of committing a crime under Part 1 Article 255, Part 3 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CC of Ukraine) and the First Deputy Chairman of National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine (suspected of committing a crime under Part 1 Article 255, Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CC of Ukraine).

On April 23, 2017, the General Director of the SE EMPP was also given a notice of suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255, Part 2 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the CC of Ukraine.

Fifth suspect in the case is one of top managers of Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel state concern (SE EMPP is a part of the Concern). In March the suspect fled the country and has not returned. On April 22, 2017 the abovementioned person was given a notice of suspicion, according to the procedure prescribed for the cases where the suspect is out of Ukraine. He is suspected of committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255, Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 28, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.