On Aug. 10, 2021, NABU and SAPO exposed a corruption scheme used by local officials to embezzle more than UAH 26,8 million from the city budget during the reconstruction of Soborna Square in Mykolaiv.
In the first six months of 2021, NABU and SAPO launched investigations into 336 criminal proceedings, served notices of suspicion to 42 persons, filed 25 indictments regarding 43 accused persons, and ensured compensation of more than UAH 1.1 billion. This was stressed by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the press conference on August 9, 2021.
On May 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified six National Bank officials of suspicion of abusing their office by granting a UAH 1.2 billion stabilization loan to PJSC "VAB Bank" (Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One more notice of suspicion (Article 191 of the CCU) was served to a representative of the appraiser company, which assisted the bank's beneficial owner in obtaining a stabilization loan. Thus, the total number of people involved in the scheme to misappropriate UAH 1.2 billion has reached 17 people.
On May 18, 2021, NABU and SAPO served notices of suspicion to three persons whose actions during the purchase of diesel fuel for Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC resulted in almost UAH 103 million losses to the company.
On April 1, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors and NABU Detectives referred an indictment in relation to the former Head of two private companies involved in a corruption scheme that helped embezzle public funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas under joint venture agreements with Ukrgazvydobuvannia PJSC. This is one of the several indictments already filed within the so-called "gas scheme" case.
At the request of NABU and SAPO, the High Anti-Corruption Court has seized UAH 674 million from the account of the State Treasury, intended to reimburse VAT to companies involved in a corruption scheme. The ruling was sent to the Main Department of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine in Odesa Region on March 1, 2021.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have completed the pre-trial investigation into an attempt to give USD 800 thousand of improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). On February 26, 2020, an indictment regarding the person who offered the improper advantage was sent to court. His actions fall under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.