Ukrzaliznytsia UAH 1.2 million embezzlement case sent to court

12.05.2022 00:00

On May 10, 2022, the indictment against the former director of the Trudivske quarry of the Industrial Management Center of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainain Railways) and the head of a private enterprise was sent to court. The actions of the accused fall under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation").

According to the investigation, in late 2013-early 2014, the director of the Trudivske quarry conspired with the head of a private company (registered in Donetsk) to organize the supply of gravel to the company. As a result, 19,765 tons of gravel shipped by the state enterprise to the company were taken to russia by rail with no accounting documents for the shipment issued and payment made. According to the conclusions of the forensic economic examinations, such actions caused UAH 1.2 million losses to the state.

After being charged in August 2019, the ex-director went into hiding and the head of the company fled to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In September 2021, the former became the subject of a special pre-trial investigation, while the latter's whereabouts were established in January 2022.

 

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.