SAPO

15.12.2017 00:00

Judge of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine was given a notice of suspicion

On December 13, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to one of the judges of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine for allegedly committing a crime under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Submitting false information to e-declaration). The notice of suspicion was signed by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine – Head of the SAPO Nazar Kholodnytsky.

12.12.2017 00:00

NABU and SAPO detained four suspects involved in public funds embezzlement of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects

On December 12, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches. As a result, four persons, allegedly involved in 259.2 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects and the State Enterprise (SE) State Investment Company, were detained. Among the detainees there are the ex-deputy Head of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects (also known as an adviser of the Director of the SE State Investment Company); a former employee of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects; a former Director of the SE State Investment Company; a Head of a number of fictitious private enterprises.

08.12.2017 00:00

Effective work of the NABU is impossible without an Anti-Corruption Court - the U.S. Department of State

During the first years of investigations Ukrainian newly created anti-corruption agencies have shown valuable results, however further effective work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) is impossible without establishment of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court. This issue was brought up and later on discussed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and by the Head of the SAPO Nazar Kholodnitskiy at the meeting with the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bridget A. Brink, which took place on December 8.

30.11.2017 19:00

Background on the disrupted undercover operation in the State Migration Service of Ukraine

In April 2017 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) started an undercover operation to embed the special agent to an organized criminal group consisting of current and former officials of the State Migration Service of Ukraine (SMSU). According to the operational data, upon prior conspiracy, the officials of the SMSU demanded and received funds for providing to foreigners the citizenship of Ukraine, certificates for temporary residence in Ukraine, as well as for quickening the production of biometric passports for Ukrainian citizens.

30.11.2017 10:11

Undercover operation conducted by the NABU and the SAPO was failed due to the lack of the right of autonomous wiretapping

The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (GPO) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) illegally interfered with an undercover special operation of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau aimed at identifying members of an organized criminal group in the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

30.11.2017 00:00

U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch visits the NABU

During her visit to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine on November 28, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said “the work of NABU and SAPO is important and not easy. Ukrainian people do want change. However, these changes will not happen without sentences in top-corruption cases. That is why the United States supports the idea of creating an Anticorruption Court in Ukraine.”

16.11.2017 00:00

NABU detained the eighth suspect involved in funds embezzlement of Ukrainian Wall Project

On November 15, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches. As a result, the person involved in embezzlement of funds allocated for the engineering and set up of the Ukrainian-Russian State Border, territories adjacent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and to Autonomous Republic of Crimea (also known as Ukrainian Wall or European Wall) was detained.

04.11.2017 00:00

NABU detained the Head of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region

On November 1, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine officials and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained the Head of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 26.6 thousand USD.

18.10.2017 01:00

Former officials of the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern were given notices of suspicion

On October 18, 2017, 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 notices of suspicion to the former Head of the State Enterprise the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern (BRT), to the former Head of the Department of the same SE and to the Head of the private enterprise for allegedly committing crimes in a form of 1 million UAH embezzlement and forgery. The actions of the suspects were qualified under Part 5 Article 190 and Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

16.10.2017 00:00

NABU and SAPO detained owner of the enterprise that supplied fuel to the Ministry of Defense

On October 16, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained the actual owner of a private enterprise on suspicion of public funds embezzlement during the purchase of fuel for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.