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NABU searches Agrarian Fund in case on misuse of $9 million for fertilizers purchase

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau said that the company deliberately delayed the completion of investigative actions
12:15, 8 February 2019

NABU searches Agrarian Fund, Feb 8, 2019
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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) holds searches at the PJSC Agrarian Fund of Ukraine in case involving theft by the company's leaders of around 9 million dollars during the purchase of fertilizers. This was stated in the press service of the bureau.

"NABU detectives carry out searches at PJSC Agrarian Fund on February 7-8. Investigative action is authorized and takes place within the framework of a pre-trial investigation in a criminal proceeding on the fact that officials of PJSC Agrarian Fund have misused more than around 9 million dollars on purchase, storage and packaging of fertilizers in 2017-2018, "the report said.

It is noted that NABU addressed the Agrarian Fund with the requirement to provide temporary access to the documents necessary for investigation.

However, Agrarian Fund officials refused to comply with the court's decision and did not provide documents, therefore, to conduct an objective and comprehensive investigation, detectives have to seize them forcefully.

It is reported that the company deliberately delayed the completion of the investigative action.

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 “Now because of the irresponsibility of the leadership of the Agrarian Fund, about a hundred of its employees are in the open air: the entrance to the building is prohibited until the completion of the investigative action, as the company management were repeatedly warned beforehand. However, employees were not warned about it, and now people are waiting in the cold,” the message says.

The bureau did not say when the searches would be over.

As it was reported earlier, Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) opened a criminal proceeding upon a possible organization of illegal persecution of the former First Deputy of the Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin by Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, and his Deputy Yuriy Stolyarshuk. In his appeal, Kuzmin noted that Cherkasy Court found the decision to put him on a wanted list and suspend the investigation of this case illegal.

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