The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation as of a person, who tried to give an improper advantage in the amount of USD 800 thousand to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU).
On November 30, 2020, the suspect and the defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review. The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the suspect planned to give improper advantage in following tranches:
- USD 200 thousand - for prolongation of the agreement between a private enterprise and one of the joint-stock companies (with a share of state ownership, under management of the SPFU);
- USD 500 thousand - for appointment to the position of the Head of this joint-stock company;
- USD 100 thousand - for appointment to the position of the Head of another joint-stock company (with a share of state ownership, under management of the SPFU).
On July 9, 2020, the NABU Detectives exposed and detained him after transferring of first part of a bribe in the amount of USD 200 thousand. On July 10, 2020, he was given a notice of suspicion.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in June 2020.
This is the second attempt to bribe the SPFU Head, exposed by NABU and SAPO in cooperation with the SPFU Head. The indictment as of two persons exposed on giving a part of improper advantage of USD 5 million to the Head of the SPFU was sent to court.
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.