corruption

25.07.2019 00:00

Ex-Heads of the National Police of Odesa Oblast exposed on corruption

On July 25, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the Internal Control Unit of the National Police of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) exposed four persons involved in misappropriation of a large batch of tobacco products, earlier seized from illegal turnover.

07.03.2019 00:00

Corruption in defense-industry sector caused over 1 billion UAH losses, Artem Sytnyk

The investigation in the defense sector is one of the main priorities in the work of the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). According to preliminary estimates, exposed corruption in defense sphere caused 1 billion UAH damage. The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing on March 7, 2019, emphasized this.

11.12.2018 00:00

Corruption in the migration sphere: the case as of the SSU officer was sent to court

On December 10, 2018, the indictment as of an official of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) was sent to the Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv City. He was exposed on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 47.5 thousand USD from persons who have got permits for residence in Ukraine illegally. The investigation as of the SSU officer accomplice is also completed.

19.07.2017 16:15

NABU and SAPO detained officials of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the SE "Lviv Armor Vehicle Factory"

On July 14, 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) detained a number of officials of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the State Enterprise (SE) “Lviv Armor Vehicle Factory”. The detainees are suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by the abuse of office”). The intermediary, who is also the founder of the commercial structure, was also detained.

21.02.2017 11:12

NABU's 2016 results in key figures and schemes

2016 was the first full year of the NABU’s work. Looking back, it is hard to believe that we entered it with only 70 detectives and 50 criminal proceedings registered. Within the following 12 months we, together with Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, already managed to return 115 mln UAH to the state enterprises’ accounts, to prevent more than half a billion UAH public funds embezzlement, to destroy a set of large-scale corruption schemes. As of beginning of February 2017 we have sent more than 50 cases to court and already have 12 convictions. 176 detectives are already in Bureau’s team and we hope that soon the unit will be staffed completely. 

16.06.2016 17:30

A. Sytnyk: We require deep reforms to reduce the corruption pressure on business

Punishing individuals will not result into significant improvement of Ukrainian  business climate especially accounting for the fact that entrepreneurs feel the corruption pressure from the state bodies. We require tax reform, acceleration of licensing procedures, transparent procurement procedures and deregulation.
13.05.2016 13:56

The NABU took into custody three prosecutors in the wake of special operation in Ternopil region

On May 12 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives took into custody three staff workers of the Ternopil regional prosecutor's office suspected in receiving improper advantage in the amount of more than 300 thousand UAH (Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

22.03.2016 11:25

Gizo Uglava: Power to arrest the accused will allow the NABU to fight corruption more effectively

Imperfection of Ukraine's legislation  prohibits to impose mandatory detention as pre-trial restriction for those accused of corruption. Therefore there is a risk that the accused will attempt to leave the country after the bail is posted. This was announced by Gizo Uglava, First Deputy Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
 
According to him, when it comes to investigating corruption-related crimes, bail is not always sufficient as a pre-trial restriction.