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ARMA case: Law enforcers seize agency's vital documents, - statement

Source : 112 Ukraine

The agency will not be able to fulfill its tasks without these papers
14:50, 2 April 2021

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The National Agency for detection and management of corrupt assets of Ukraine (ARMA) reported that during the recent searches, law enforcers seized the critical documents. This makes it impossible for the authority to keep working to fulfill its tasks. Press office of the Agency released the respective statement.

"During the searches on April 1, [law enforcers] seized documents, including the original agreements about management of strategic asets, the absence of which makes it impossible for ARMA to act within the tasks assigned by the law. These documents have nothing to do with the criminal case, within which the investigation activity took place. The goal of seizing these is unknown and not clear", the agency reported.

Related: Security Service, State Investigations Bureau conduct searches at ARMA agency

Earlier, we reported that law enforcers conducted 50 searches within the criminal case on the fact of misappropriation of 500,000 U.S. dollars. The funds were previously transferred to ARMA, the National Agency for Detection and Management of Assets of Ukraine. Press department of Office of Prosecutor General reported that on April 1.

According to the investigation, an organized gang that consisted of ARMA workers and lawyers pocketed the money in late 2020; 500,000 dollars were officially considered evidence in a number of criminal cases and handed over to ARMA department. By a number of faked court decisions, the money were wired to third bank accounts that belonged to people not involved in the criminal case.

Related: ARMA officials misappropriate USD 500,000, - Office of Prosecutor General

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