NABU has completed an investigation into the embezzlement of natural gas of state-owned Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC worth more than UAH 729.8 million.
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 an investigation on suspicion of one of the participants in the so-called “gas scheme” as of facts of public funds embezzlement while producing and selling gas under joint operation agreements with the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia”.
On February 14, 2019, during the consideration of the case as of the ex-Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested 297 thousand USD stored by the ex-official in a bank account in the the United Kingdom. According to the court decision, the competent authorities of the United Kingdom in the framework of international legal assistance may resolve the issue of the arrest of these funds.
On July 26, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors have completed a pre-trial investigation as of the Member of Parliament of Ukraine (MP) Oleksandr Onyshchenko. He is suspected of organizing public funds embezzlement scheme while producing and selling gas under joint operation agreements with the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrgasvydobuvannia (the so-called «gas case»).
On November 10, 2017, indictments as of the Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) and the Head of the Debt Redemption Department of the SFS were sent to court by the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO). The Head of SFS is suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 Article 364, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (CCU) and the Head of the Debt Redemption Department of SFS is suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 27, Part 2 Article 364 of the CCU. The pre-trial investigation in this criminal proceeding was completed on July 28, 2017. The suspects and the defense were getting aquainted with the documents of the pre-trial investigation for more than 3 months.