On February 28, 2019, the indictment as of two persons involved in 6.4 million EUR embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) “National Nuclear Power Generation Company (NNPGC) “Energoatom” was sent to court. Abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On November 15, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches. As a result, the person involved in embezzlement of funds allocated for the engineering and set up of the Ukrainian-Russian State Border, territories adjacent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and to Autonomous Republic of Crimea (also known as Ukrainian Wall or European Wall) was detained.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have exposed the corruption scheme of 149 million UAH public funds embezzlement during the purchase of fuel for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. On October 11, 2017, the NABU Detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAPO prosecutors conducted a number of searches. As a result, two persons – the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the Director of the Department of State Procurement and Supply of Material Resources of the Ministry of Defense were detained on suspicion of involvement in the crime.
On analyzing social, economic, legislative and regulatory processes in Ukraine, the NABU identified that among spheres that are the most susceptible to top-corruption is extraction and realization of amber on the territory of Rivno, Zhytomyr and Volyn Regions. Clearly these processes have illegal character, and it would be impossible to conduct them without support of representatives of state authorities, including some of the representatives of the Parliament. Having collected the data both from open and confidential sources, electronic databases and keeping in mind possible illegal involvement of law enforcement and controlling agencies, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine decided to initiate a special operation to disclose a criminal activity of participants of an organized group. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has the right to take such actions according to Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine «On Special Investigative Techniques».
Following her cover story, the NABU Detective «Kateryna», acting as a person cooperating with foreign construction company interested in investing in legal extraction and exports of amber, established and developed trustworthy relations with possible participants of illegal operations with amber. «Kateryna» shared with these persons the company's plans to invest funds if the legislation on extraction and export of amber is changed. The longread helps to find out what have happened next...
On June 19, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors detained 7 persons involved in demanding and receiving improper advantage for the assistance to a foreign company in the realization of amber mining in Ukraine. The operation was implemented jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA).
On January 25, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office gave a notice of suspicion to the Acting Chairman of the Board of the Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company (PJSC UMCC) for allegedly committing crimes under Part 3 Article 27, Part 3 Article 28 («Criminal offense committed by a group of persons upon prior conspiracy») and under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Criminal offense committed by a group of persons and abuse of authority or office caused any grave consequences»). On the same day the suspect along with two other persons (a Head of Sales and Marketing of PJSC UMCC and a former deputy Director of the State Enterprise (SE) UMCC (later converted into PJSC UMCC) were detained in Kyiv.
On January 24, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors detained a former Head of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine and a representative of the international Grain Trader on suspicion of causing losses to the PJSC in the amount of more than 60 million USD (more than 1.6 billion UAH).
The investigations of the proceedings on 50 million UAH embezzlement of funds of PJSC "State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine”, conducted by the NABU detectives, resulted into 34 million UAH returned to the accounts of the Corporation.
"The NABU’s task is not only to expose the crime but also to bring the guilty ones to justice, eliminate the corruption schemes and return the stolen funds to the state. Over the past few months of the NABU’s work, 69 million UAH have already been returned to the state budget," the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk said.
On July 26 the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) in cooperation with the prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) took into custody the former acting chairman of the board of PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine along with the chairman of the board of PJSC Rokytne grain enterprise.