On April 15, 2019, the Head of the Board of PrJSC “Energomerezha Holding Company”, suspected of causing 346 million UAH damage to the state, was extradited from Germany to Ukraine. The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained him at the Boryspil International Airport. On April 17, 2019, Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose for him a preventive measure in form of temporary custody with 7.01 million alternative bail.
The trials haven’t started yet regarding 47 out of 192 cases*, in which the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed the pre-trial investigations, and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) sent indictments or motions for the relief from criminal liability to courts.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) investigate 724 criminal proceedings; 158 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing crimes (as of March 31, 2019).
On April 5, 2019, the indictment as of the judge of the Court of Appeal of the Cherkasy Region, exposed on receiving 30 thousand UAH of improper advantage in August 2018, was sent to Pridniprovsky District Court of Cherkasy.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed investigation as of the facts of misappropriation of 6 land plots in the capital by the Deputy of the Kyiv City Council, ex-Secretary of the land commission. On April 1, 2019, ex-official and his accomplice were granted with access to the materials of criminal proceeding for review.
On March 29, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO), jointly with the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), exposed on receiving an improper advantage the judge of the Malinovsky District Court of Odesa.
Since Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Illegal enrichment”) was declared unconstitutional by a decision of the Constitutional Court, as of March 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) and the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (the SAPO) were forced to close criminal proceedings under this article. It is about the complete closure of 27 criminal proceedings and 38 — in parts of Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The total amount of the funds, the origin of which was investigated by the NABU Detectives in these cases, amounted to more than 500 million UAH.
The indictment as of three officials of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) "Ukrzaliznytsia" (two former and one acting) and one representative of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) "Wog Aero Jet"* was sent to court. These persons are accused of causing 92 million UAH damage to PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" during the purchase of diesel fuel at inflated prices.
The statement of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, who publicly said that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau could have influenced the US presidential election, is not true and is an absurd effort to discredit an independent anti-corruption agency.
During March 14-19, 2019, nine persons were given notices of suspicion of the misappropriation of especially valuable lands in the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District in Kyiv Region, causing losses to the state in the amount of nearly 44 million UAH.
The decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) lawfully refused to provide certified copies of Memorandum of Understanding between the NABU and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the request of a non-governmental organization "Pravova derzhava". This is stated in the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal dated March 13, 2019. The decision has come into force the same day.
On March 16, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (the SAPO), informed three employees of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv on the completion of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of receiving 50 thousand USD improper advantage.