SAPO

01.04.2021

"Gas scheme" case: indictment regarding private company ex-Head sent to court

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.

02.03.2021

Court arrests UAH 674 million of illegal VAT refund

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.

01.03.2021

Second attempt to bribe State Property Fund Head: indictment sent to court

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.

16.02.2021

Three judgements of conviction in NABU, SAPO cases take effect in January 2021

During January 2021, the High Anti-Corruption Court Appeals Chamber upheld three judgements of conviction in the NABU and SAPO cases. Oleksandr Mefodii, a member of the Kyiv Regional Council of the VII convocation, was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison, Vitaliy Kuts, Head of the Trebukhivska Village Council of the Brovary District, was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment, and PGO Prosecutor Oleksandr Matiushko, who offered a bribe to get enrolled in NABU, got 2 years in jail.

11.02.2021

Economic effect of NABU, SAPO work in 2020 reaches almost UAH 2 billion

In 2020, the amount of damages reimbursed within the NABU and SAPO criminal proceedings exceeded UAH 1.14 billion. The total economic effect brought by the activities of anti-corruption agencies exceeded UAH 1.9 billion by the end of the year. In addition to direct refunding, it covers preventing the commission of corruption crimes, collecting bail from suspects who violated their duties, and other transfers to the budget.

10.02.2021

Investigating top-level corruption brings real results, provokes system's backlash - the results of NABU, SAPO work for the second half of 2020

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office launched 386 criminal proceedings, served 76 persons with notices of suspicion, filed 35 indictments regarding 56 persons, and refunded more than UAH 370 million. These are the results of work of Ukraine's anti-corruption agencies for the second half of 2020 that were reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the SAPO Acting Head Maksym Hryshchuk at the briefing on February 10, 2021.

24.12.2020

Prosecutor General’s Office provides an unprecedented interference in the NABU investigation – official statement

On December 23, 2020, the Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko transferred the criminal proceeding as of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office from the National Bureau to the Security Service of Ukraine. The decision was made secretly, without consultations with NABU and SAPO late at night: the note to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations was entered at 11:42 p.m.

11.12.2020

38 new cases, 4 notices of suspicion, 18 accused persons – NABU and SAPO results in November 2020

The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 38 cases. 4 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 18 persons within 9 cases were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU activities as of November 2020.

09.12.2020

Third attempt to bribe the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine: NABU gave a notice of suspicion to detainee

On December 8, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) exposed the official of the Mykolayivoblenerho PJSC (70% state-owned) on attemp to give an improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). On December 9, 2020, he was given a notice of suspicion.