The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) registered a new episode of illegal actions by the participants of the corruption scheme involving the purchase of reverse vending machines by Ukrekoresursy SE. On Aug. 4, 2022, two entrepreneurs involved in the scheme were notified of new suspicion of fraud and forgery of official documents. Their actions fall under Part 4 Art. 190 and Part 1 Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation established that the entrepreneurs not only supplied equipment of poor quality but also resorted to fraud: they took a loan of over UAH 8.7 million as collateral for 100 RVMs. To this end, they provided forged bank documents.
As reported, in June 2022 NABU and SAPO notified the former head of Ukrekoresursy and several entrepreneurs of suspicion of embezzling UAH 13.69 million during the purchase of reverse vending machines.
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.