The agreement between the State Enterprise «Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority» (hereinafter – SE USPA) and the Limited Liability Company (LLC) «Tekhnmorgidrostroy Mykolaiv» on dredging works in ports of Ukraine for a total amount of 290 million UAH was declared invalid. The Commercial Court of Kyiv made the decision on January 24, 2019. Thus, the court completely satisfied the lawsuit filed by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in August 2018 in order to protect the state interests.
Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
On January 29-30, 2018, 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 notices of suspicion to 8 persons as of 247 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (SE USPA).
More than 20 million UAH was returned to the State budget according to the court decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The funds were confiscated as a result of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of the abuse of the officials of the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine (now PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”). One of the suspects provided the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with valuable data and signed plea bargain agreement which was followed by the court decision. According to the decision, the funds were confiscated in the amount that fully compensates the damage caused by the corruption scheme to the State Enterprise (SE).