On Dec. 27, 2022, NABU and SAPO referred the case to court, accusing four persons of causing a UAH 14.8 million loss to the state.
The suspects are:
- the former general director of a state enterprise;
- the ultimate beneficiary of private companies;
- the founder of private companies;
- the director of a private company.
The investigation established that in 2015-2017 the then general director of a state enterprise, together with representatives of private companies, organized a corruption scheme to misappropriate grain. The official ordered forgery of documents reflecting the fictitious shipment of grain from controlled companies for processing. Further on, the processed grain, which belonged to the state and other companies, was physically shipped to the controlled companies as if being returned. As a result of such actions, the state enterprise suffered losses for the amount of UAH 14.8 million.
NABU has investigated the above facts in cooperation with the SBU Department in the Poltava region.
The former director of the state enterprise and other persons were notified of suspicion in February-May 2022. The investigation was completed in August 2022.
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.