On March 11, 2019, Odesa City Mayor was given a notice of suspicion of submitting false data to e-declarations of 2015 and 2016. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The analysis of electronic declarations of top officials is one of the key mechanisms of the detection of corruption. That what Oleksandr Skomarov, the Head of one of the Detectives Units of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), had said at the 15th annual session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Vienna (the Republic of Austria) on January 22-24, 2019.
On January 21, 2019, the ex-Deputy of the Poltava Regional Council was given a notice of suspicion on submitting a false data to e-declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). In general, the total amount of the undeclared property exceeds 180 million UAH.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) registered three more criminal proceedings as of the facts of submission of false information to e-declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by MPs and by Heads of Regional State Administrations.
Having analyzed information of submitted e-declarations, on December 7-9, 2016 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) registered seven criminal proceedings.
Two proceedings were registered as of the facts of MPs submitting false information to their declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One criminal proceeding was opened as of the fact of illegal enrichment by a deputy Chairman of the Regional Council (Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – “Illegal enrichment”).
After analyzing information of submitted e-declarations, on November 17, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine registered three criminal proceedings as of the facts of illegal enrichment (Part 2 and Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Two criminal proceedings are opened as of MPs and one as of a representative of judicial power.
The pre-trial investigation is in progress.
The NABU Detectives are working with the details to define all circumstances of committed crimes.
The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine will have the authority to hold officials criminally responsible for inconsistencies between their expenses and income once the electronic declaration system starts to work. This was reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk during his interview for the “Sobytiya nedeli” TV show.