UAH 54 million funds embezzlement: NABU statement regarding the ECHR decision

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) did not allow NABU and SAPO to bring ex-Member of Parliament of Ukraine, one of the controllers of Zolotoy Mandaryn Oil LLC, to criminal liability for organizing of corruption scheme on embezzlement of more than UAH 54 million. The investigation gained enough evidence to give him a notice of suspicion, but because of his immunity as a close relative of the Judge of the ECHR, the law enforcement agencies needed permission from the ECHR to carry out the relevant procedural action.


Six persons are suspected of UAH 54 million funds embezzlement

On January 22, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to six persons involved in the embezzlement and legalization of more than UAH 54.179 million from the state budget of Ukraine. The actions of the suspects are qualified under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post” and “Legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime”).