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Almost half of those charged with corruption hiding overseas are in Russia – NABU

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Bureau, the corruption schemes involving foreign businesses have caused UAH 1.84 billion in losses to the Ukrainian state.
17:08, 21 August 2018

 

Izvestia

Half of suspects that are hiding from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, are reportedly doing so in Russian Federation at the moment. The press service of the institution has informed about that, based on the results of its semi-annual report, 112.ua reports.

Some 30 individuals that are considered by the Bureau’s detectives to have been involved in acts of corruption, are hiding from law enforcement agencies overseas. According to the investigation, almost half of them are believed to be located in Russia.

 

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As of 30 June 2018, the NABU detectives have put 21 names on the international wanted list. Requests regarding 16 of those have been filed to other nations. 

"In the spring of this year, the respective law enforcement authorities of Germany received a request to extradict the chairman of the board of Energoset', who was detained in the country in April 2018. According to the investigation, the person is the perpetrator of a corrupt scheme that caused UAH 346 million in losses to the Ukrainian state.

According to the data from the NABU, a significant portion of corrupt operations tend to engage businesses registered abroad.

 

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"The detectives are convinced that Ukrainian crooks are choosing their location based on where it is less difficult to get registration, more difficult to obtain information for the general public and a high degree of confidentiality. The losses concurred by the state are believed to be in the neighborhood of UAH 1.84 billion as of right now”, - the Bureau added.

Earlier it has been reported that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau is currenctly investigating some 683 cases related to corruption schemes that caused a total of over UAH 196.6 billion in losses to the Ukrainian state.

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