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 (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation as of the facts of abuse of office by officials of Energomerezha HC PrJSC, Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo PJSC and Cherkasyoblenergo PJSC. On October 23, 2020, suspects and their defense had been granted with access to the investigation materials. Then the indictment will be drawn up and sent to court.
The pre-trial investigation as of the Head of Western Interregional Department of the Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Probation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine was completed. On October 15, 2020, the suspect and the defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 67 cases. 9 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. Indictments as of 4 persons were sent to court. These are the results of NABU activities as of September 2020.
On October 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) gave a notice of suspicion to the Director of the Enterprise, who offered UAH 4.2 million of improper advantage to the Head of the Regional State Administration for resolving the issue of changing budget expenditures. The actions of the suspects are qualified under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) completed the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of embezzlement of natural gas of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine, which exceeds UAH 729.8 million. On October 7, 2020, five suspects and the defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review.
The work of anti-corruption agencies interferes with a corrupt system. The representatives of the system notice that the real results in fighting against top corruption and cannot accept the fact that they will have to take responsibility for their actions. This was stated by the participants of the public discussion ‘Who is interfered with independent anti-corruption agencies?’ The event was held on September 23, 2020, by the Civil Oversight Council at NABU.
On September 22, 2020, the official of the Kharkiv District Administrative Court, exposed on the giving an improper advantage, received a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3 of Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Proposal, promise or provision of improper advantage to an official”).
On September 18, 2020, 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 (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the former Head of one of the units of the Logistics Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine of abuse of office, which caused almost UAH 1.8 mln damages to the State. His actions are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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.
It should have been a good case. Evidence of a crime, billions of dollars in public losses and an oligarch-owned corporation allegedly controlling state bodies like marionettes. But for all of the new government’s reformist posturing, it refuses to cut the strings,- more about the case in the article KyivPost.