Two MP assistants were given notices of suspicion

25.01.2019 00:00

The assistant of one of the Members of Parliament of Ukraine (MP), a former official of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) «Ukrzaliznytsia» (Ukrainian railways), was given a notice of suspicion. He is suspected of 93.27 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia». According to the investigation, this person is the organizer of the corruption scheme and its executor. Actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 3 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 205 and Parts 2,3 Article 27 Part 5, Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The procedural action was conducted in accordance with Article 278 and 135 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. Due to the fact that the investigation revealed that the suspect went on the run, on January 23, 2019, he was put on the wanted list.

Thus, the total number of suspects in a criminal proceeding as of the fact of 93.27 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia» amounts to 8 persons (2 of them are the MP assistants). 

It should be reminded that on January 15, 2019, the NABU Detectives gave notices of suspicion to 7 persons. They are suspected of 93.27 million UAH public funds embezzlement. Among the suspect there are employees of the company-manufacturer of turnouts, the officials of the Branch of the Center for the Provision of Production of the PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia».

The NABU Detectives based on the own materials started the pre-trial investigation of the abovementioned facts in June 2017.

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.