"Sugar" case: indictment against one more suspect sent to court

20.08.2021 00:00

NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation of one more participant in the corruption scheme used to steal granulated sugar worth UAH 211.65 million owned by the State Specialized Budgetary Institution "Agrarian Fund". On Aug. 19, 2021, the prosecution sent an indictment drawn up by Detectives to court.

The actions of the accused head of a private enterprise, an accomplice to the crime, fall under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 ("misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post"). For almost four years - from December 2016 - he was hiding from the investigation and was wanted. In October 2020, he was detained, and the case materials were disclosed.

As established, in July 2015 - February 2016, the head of a private enterprise together with the former Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region, an ex-official of the State Executive Service of the Main Territorial Department of Justice in Cherkasy region, and the head of one more business entity realized a corruption scheme to steal sugar worth UAH 211.65 million belonging to the State Specialized Budgetary Institution "Agrarian Fund".

The indictments against the other participants in the crime were sent to court in August 2017. The case is currently being considered by the High Anti-Corruption Court.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.