On March 10, 2017, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office entered into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations the information on a criminal proceeding as of the facts of illegal enrichment by the First Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On January 25, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in agreement with the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) filed a request to the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv asking for permit to conduct a pre-trial investigation into the case of judge of the Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv Mykola Chaus in his absentia.
On January 4, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors finished pre-trial investigation of the organized group’s case whose members attempted an appropriation of funds of the State Enterprise «State Design Institute «Zaporizhtsyvilproekt» (falls within the scope of management of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine) in the amount of more than 18 million UAH.
According to the results of the first year of the NABU’s investigations and the Detectives’ work, more than 580 million UAH of State Enterprises public funds embezzlement was prevented. Also more than 100 million UAH public property damage has already been restored.
«Despite the difficulties we were facing, such as ongoing defamation attempts or resistance of the old corrupted system, we and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have achieved significant results.
On Wednesday, May 25, the NABU detectives in cooperation with prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and officers of the National Police Economic Defense Department took into custody three participants of the corruption scheme of 50 million UAH public land embezzlement.