The Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv satisfied the petition filed by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) and dismissed from his post the Director of the Lviv Armor Vehicle Factory (LAVF) until September 13, 2017. The official is suspected of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by the abuse of office”). He was given a notice of suspicion in terms of investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the fact of funds embezzlement while purchasing engines for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There are 4 more persons among other suspects.
On June 16, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-Corruption prosecutors detained a person suspected of embezzlement of gas condensate produced by Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrgasvydobuvannia. The abovementioned person is also suspected in allegedly committing the crime in the so-called «Onyshchenko’s gas case» (the case was directed to the court). On the same day the suspect was given notice of suspicion.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) gave notices of suspicion to 5 suspects in criminal proceeding as of the facts of 17.28 million USD public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) Eastern Mining and Processing Plant (EMPP). The abovementioned 5 suspects are 2 organizers, 2 accomplices and 1 executive of the criminal scheme.
Among more than three hundred proceedings which are investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), 49 relate to the facts of corruption at State Enterprises (SE). The NABU Detectives investigate proceedings related to 35 SE, 15 of which are listed in the TOP-100 Ukrainian SE (in terms of assets according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine).
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the anti-corruption prosecutors finished the pre-trial investigation as of the Ex-deputy Prosecutor of the Prosecutor`s Office of Kyiv Region and 2 other persons on suspicion of the embezzlement of sugar stored at the State Special Budgetary Institution Agrarian Fund in Cherkasy region. On March 17, 2017, the suspects and the defense were provided with access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation.
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 Wednesday, May 25, the NABU detectives in cooperation with prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and officers of the National Police Economic Defense Department took into custody three participants of the corruption scheme of 50 million UAH public land embezzlement.
A former head of Brovarsky Region State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, a director of land management organization and a head of one of the local horticultural societies are among the detainees.