On September 17, 2020, NABU under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the acting Member of Parliament of Ukraine (also known as the Member of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services). He is suspected of receiving an improper advantage and using of legitimate powers and responsibilities (Part 4 Article 368 and Part 4 Article 27 Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The Prosecutor General signed a notice of suspicion.
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Within the investigation of a corruption scheme of receiving an improper advantage for the abuse of office by the Member of Parliament (MP), NABU and SAPO sent a draft notice of suspicion as of the acting MP to the Prosecutor General. However, as of September 15, 2020, the letters remained unanswered, which makes it impossible to bring to justice all the participants in the crime.
The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 928 thousand for renting a room in the “Kyiv” Hotel by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocation is completed. On September 8, 2020, the suspect and his defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review. The actions of the official are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Abuse of office”).
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.
The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 367 thousand for rent by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocations was completed. On June 5, 2020, the indictment was sent to court.
On February 26, 2020, the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) approved plea bargain agreement between the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and the accused former Member of Parliament of Ukraine. The ex-MP found guilty on submitting false data to e-declarations. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On October 31, 2019, Prosecutor General of Ukraine has signed a notice of suspicion to the Member of Parliament of Ukraine. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) revealed that he is involved to 93.27 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainian railways).
On April 20, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors detained and gave a notice of suspicion to the former Member of Parliament (MP) of Ukraine for allegedly committing crimes under Part 1 Article 255 (Creation of a criminal organization), Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The abovementioned former MP is also known as the former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex.