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NABU, SAPO take Odesa region National Police corruption case to court

On Aug. 12, 2021, NABU and SAPO sent an indictment against the former Head of the National Police in Odesa region (from September 2016 to April 2019), his ex-deputy and two heads of private companies to court. All four are accused of illegally seizing a large batch of tobacco products previously withdrawn from illicit trafficking. Their actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post").


Mykolaiv City Council officials notified of suspicion in budget embezzlement case

On Aug. 11, 2021 NABU and SAPO served a notice of suspicion to the Mykolaiv Deputy Mayor who was detained the day before on UAH 26.8 million embezzlement charges. Besides, yesterday evening, suspicion notices were served to the First Deputy Director of a Mykolaiv City Council department and two heads of private companies (one of them being a deputy of the Odesa City Council) allegedly involved in the corruption scheme.


Receipt of illegal benefit by MP: case sent to court

On Aug. 11, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment with the High Anti-Corruption Court against an MP and his accomplice accused of extorting and taking an illegal benefit. As previously reported, in the summer of 2020, the National Bureau learnt about the existence of an organized criminal group trading legal powers of parliamentarians. To identify all its members and promptly document their activities, NABU launched a special operation involving an undercover Detective.


"Krayan Plant" case: indictment against one more person sent to court

NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation of another participant in the scheme to embezzle UAH 92 million from the Odesa Сity budget during the purchase of buildings of HC Krayan OJSC. On Aug. 11, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors filed an indictment drawn up by NABU Detectives to court. The actions of the accused, an accomplice who coordinated the actions of the participants in the crime, fall under Part 5 Art. 27, Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


Economic effect of NABU, SAPO work in 2021 first half reaches UAH 1.85 billion

In the first six months of 2021, the economic effect of the National Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office activities reached record UAH 1.85 billion. These are funds and assets returned to state-owned enterprises voluntarily and as a result of lawsuits, confiscated by court, as well as those whose embezzlement was prevented.


Record compensations to budget and unprecedented pressure — NABU and SAPO 2021 first-half results

In the first six months of 2021, NABU and SAPO launched investigations into 336 criminal proceedings, served notices of suspicion to 42 persons, filed 25 indictments regarding 43 accused persons, and ensured compensation of more than UAH 1.1 billion. This was stressed by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the press conference on August 9, 2021.


Investigation into abuse of office by ex-Ukragroleasing head completed

NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation into the abuse of office by a former Chairman of the Board of Ukragroleasing NJSC and his accomplice, the head of a private company. On Aug. 6, 2021, the case files were disclosed to the defense for review. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


NABU completes investigation of ex-Kyiv court judge

NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation of the Dniprovskyi District Court of Kyiv ex-judge, who demanded and received a USD 150,000 bribe for passing an illegal ruling. On Aug. 6, 2021, the case files were disclosed for the defense. The actions of the ex-judge fall under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Accepting an offer, promise or receiving an improper advantage by an official").