The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) registered three more criminal proceedings as of the facts of submission of false information to e-declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by MPs and by Heads of Regional State Administrations.
On December 19, 2016, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors finished the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of the Acting Chancellor of the National Aviation University (NAU) allegedly receiving improper advantage in the amount of 100 thousand EUR .
The lack of unified database of property, registered abroad by the participants of crimes investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, complicates and delays the property detection. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the Third Asset Recovery Conference.
On December 13, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with the Specialized Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (STT) signed a cooperation agreement on mutual investigation of corruption offenses, conduction of joint operational-search activities and mutual actions on corruption prevention. The corresponding Memorandum was signed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the Head of the Specialized Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Urbanavičius.
Having analyzed information of submitted e-declarations, on December 7-9, 2016 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) registered seven criminal proceedings.
Two proceedings were registered as of the facts of MPs submitting false information to their declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One criminal proceeding was opened as of the fact of illegal enrichment by a deputy Chairman of the Regional Council (Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – “Illegal enrichment”).
According to the results of the first year of the NABU’s investigations and the Detectives’ work, more than 580 million UAH of State Enterprises public funds embezzlement was prevented. Also more than 100 million UAH public property damage has already been restored.
«Despite the difficulties we were facing, such as ongoing defamation attempts or resistance of the old corrupted system, we and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have achieved significant results.
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On November 24, 2016, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in cooperation with the Office of Security Service of Ukraine in Zaporizhzhya region have exposed the organized group whose members attempted an appropriation of the State Enterprise «State Design Institute «Zaporizhtsyvilproekt» funds (falls within the scope of management of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine) in the amount of more than 18 million UAH.
After analyzing information of submitted e-declarations, on November 17, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine registered three criminal proceedings as of the facts of illegal enrichment (Part 2 and Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Two criminal proceedings are opened as of MPs and one as of a representative of judicial power.
The pre-trial investigation is in progress.
The NABU Detectives are working with the details to define all circumstances of committed crimes.
Functional independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is key to progress in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. This was stated by the representatives of International Monetary Fund, Thanos Arvanitis (European Department Deputy Director) and Ron Van Rooden (Chief of the IMF mission to Ukraine).
Thanks to the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau for the first time in Ukraine more than 100, 000, 000 UAH have already been returned to the state enterprise's accounts. This was underlined by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with the diplomatic corps.
According to him, today 200 NABU Detectives are investigating more than 215 criminal proceedings and 36 cases are already in court. However, the judges do not hurry to pass sentences.