140 persons are suspected of committing corruption crimes within 783 criminal proceedings investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine jointly with the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office. Indictments as of 412 persons were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU`s and SAPO`s activities as of October 31, 2019.
On November 11-13, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to 10 persons. They are suspected of embezzlement of 1.2 billion UAH of stabilization loan granted by the National Bank of Ukraine to the PJSC VAB Bank.
The indictment as of the former Minister, who is charged with submitting false data to e-declaration (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), was sent to the High Anti-Corruption Court.
On November 7, 2019, 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 exposed judge of the Zarychnyi District Court of Sumy after receiving 2 thousand USD of improper advantage.
The former Chairman of the Board of PJSC “State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine” (hereinafter referred to as the SFGCU) was detained in Vilnius (Lithuania). Since March 2017, he has been sought as a suspect in criminal proceeding as of the fact of causing of over 60 million USD damage to the SFGCU.
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 July 26, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with investigators of the Special Investigation Department of the General’s Prosecutor Office (GPO) conducted a series of investigative actions (searches) in the premises of Kyiv District Administrative Court (hereinafter — KDAC) and Suvorovsky District Court of Odesa. The searches conducted in the framework of investigation of criminal offenses allegedly committed by Head and the KDAC judges.
Pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of causing losses to the State Enterprise (SE) “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” (hereinafter – "Aviakon") completed. On July 19, 2019, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office sent an indictment as of three persons to Konotopsky City and District Court of Sumy Region.
Change of jurisdiction in the case of 20 million USD embezzlement of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) "State Savings Bank of Ukraine" is inadmissible and directly violates the requirements of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. Relevant decision on changing of jurisdiction for unknown reasons without reclamation of the criminal proceeding for a supervisory procedure, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has taken on July 19, 2019. In order to bring the suspects to criminal liability, the NABU and the SAPO call on Yurii Lutsenko to transfer the case back to the NABU Detectives.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) support the proposed amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC)" regarding the start of its work. The amendments propose to consolidate for the HACC consideration of cases investigated by the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors only. We call on the Members of Parliament of Ukraine to vote for the initiative of the President of Ukraine and to adopt the relevant Law as soon as possible.