On July 27, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) issued an indictment in respect of the former director of the state enterprise "Market Operator" charged with the embezzlement of SE's UAH 2.15 million.
As established, during 2019-2020, the official, abusing his post, illegally seized funds of the state enterprise for a total amount of over UAH 2.15 million by issuing orders to pay himself incentive payments.
In December 2021, he was served with charges under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The case files are sufficient to initiate compensation for damages caused to the SE. To this end, the SE should file a civil lawsuit, which the National Bureau has repeatedly stressed upon. However, no lawsuit has yet been filed, which is contrary to the interests of the state and may result in losing the opportunity for timely forfeiture.
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.