The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation as of the facts of abuse of office by officials of Energomerezha HC PrJSC, Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo PJSC and Cherkasyoblenergo PJSC. On October 23, 2020, suspects and their defense had been granted with access to the investigation materials. Then the indictment will be drawn up and sent to court.
On April 15, 2019, the Head of the Board of PrJSC “Energomerezha Holding Company”, suspected of causing 346 million UAH damage to the state, was extradited from Germany to Ukraine. The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained him at the Boryspil International Airport. On April 17, 2019, Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose for him a preventive measure in form of temporary custody with 7.01 million alternative bail.
About 30 persons, as the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) established, involved in the organization of corruption schemes, are currently hiding abroad. Almost 50% of them, according to the investigation, are hiding at the territory of the Russian Federation. This data was published at the Report on the NABU results during the first half of 2018.
The Kyiv Commercial court of appeal decided not to lift the seizure of funds amounting to over 41.8 million UAH in the accounts belonging to the “Energomerezha” Holding Company.
The Solomyansky District Court of Kiev authorised seizing of assets in the Energomerezha Holding Company bank accounts in the amount of more than 116 million UAH. The motion filed by the NABU detectives in agreement with the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's office was examined and granted on 4 March 2016.