On Jan. 18, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) completed an investigation into a corruption scheme used by local officials to embezzle more than UAH 26,8 million from the city budget during the reconstruction of Soborna Square in Mykolaiv. The case materials were disclosed for review. There are nine persons involved in the scheme:
On Aug. 11, 2021 NABU and SAPO served a notice of suspicion to the Mykolaiv Deputy Mayor who was detained the day before on UAH 26.8 million embezzlement charges. Besides, yesterday evening, suspicion notices were served to the First Deputy Director of a Mykolaiv City Council department and two heads of private companies (one of them being a deputy of the Odesa City Council) allegedly involved in the corruption scheme.