backpacks` case

12.07.2018 17:05

SAPO decision to terminate the criminal proceedings against two suspects in the Backpacks' case is irrelevant and inconsistent

On July 11, 2018, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) made a decision to terminate the criminal proceeding as of suspected ex-Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and as of one more person (who is also known as a relative of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine). 

03.11.2017 00:00

NABU has the sum total of evidence in the «backpacks` case» - Artem Sytnyk

All criminal proceedings investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have one thing in common: they relate to top-level officials that were previously immune. As the result of this all of the Bureau’s cases are surrounded with speculations. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the hearings of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction, held on November 3, 2017. "Recently, the attention of the public has been focused on the investigation of the so-called "backpacks’ case".  The actions of the NABU were criticized due to alleged illegality of the evidence. Therefore, I want to say that the video, which became public and was passed to the NABU for examination, is valid and admissible evidence in this case. But it is not the only evidence," emphasized Artem Sytnyk.

31.10.2017 00:00

"Backpacks’ case": ex-deputy minister and two other persons were detained on suspicion of 14 million UAH public funds embezzlement

On October 31, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches.  As the result, three persons were detained on suspicion of 14 million UAH public funds embezzlement – the former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MIA), a representative of the winning company-supplier of tactical backpacks for the MIA and one more person.