On December 15, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the Acting Head of the Production and Technical laboratory of the Okhtyrsky Bakery Branch of the State Reserve Agency of Ukraine (SRAU).
This is the third suspect within the criminal proceeding. On November 22, 2020, NABU and SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the Director of one of the Branch of the SRAU in Sumy Oblast. In December 2020, the official of the Okhtyrsky Bakery Branch was given a notice of suspicion.
The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that in November 2020 Acting Director of the Branch of the SRAU shipped grain to commercial companies free of charge. He did this without the permission of the owner of the grain stored at the bases. In this way, he planned to seize more than 189 tons of grain, which exceeds more than UAH 2.8 million.
On November 18-19, 2020, the NABU Detectives carried out investigative actions and prevented the illegal export of grain from the SRAU.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of these facts in November 2020.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.