Investigation against Poroshenko is opened due to corruption schemes

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ex-president is suspected in the corruption in the energy sector
19:42, 22 May 2019

Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP)
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The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (SAPO) has begun the number of the pretrial investigations due to the abuses at the energy enterprises as the SAPO reported on Facebook.

The decision on the beginning of the investigations was made on the results of the personal meetings of Deputy Prosecutor General, SAPO Head Nazar Kholodnytsky and Mr. Kryuchkov on the lawfulness of the actions of ex-president of Ukraine, number of the top-officials, MPs and leaders of some subjects of the big business, which state or communal share in the authorized capital surpasses 50%.

“The information on the criminal activity of the officials of Centerenergo and Stare Property Fund of Ukraine was put on the United register of pretrial investigation. The statement notes that the officials and members of the Supervisory Board of Centerenergo along with the officials of the Fund and number of officials of the state authority, using their authority and status, distributed the key positions at the management bodies and Supervisory Board for embezzlement of funds which controlling stock is owned by the state. However, according to the claimant, the joint actions of the mentioned group of people were coordinated by MP I.V. Kononenko and ex-president of Ukraine. The implementation of the scheme for the appropriation of Centerenergo’s property by approving of the results of the tender on the privatization of the stock owned by the start is the result of the criminal activities. The funds in the sum of $227,600 should be received from such actions, preliminary illegally withdrawn from Centerenergo and converted through controlled business during 2016-2018,” the SAPO reported.

The pretrial investigation is opened due to abuse of power and authority”.

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Besides, the data about criminal activity of the officials of Centerenergo during the purchase of coal was put on the United register. The claimant stated that the officials of Centerenergo conspired with the suppliers of the coal Ukrvugletrading, Shakhtarsktrans and others, purchased the overstated coal for a sum of about $6,4 million, including the fake enterprises. This data was qualified as appropriation, embezzlement of the property or its appropriation by the abuse of authority committed in the especially big sums or organized group.

Moreover, the claimant reported about the appropriation by officials of the property and funds of Nyzhnyodnistrovska dam, purchase of the staged goods, works and services at Konsortsium, Ukrhydroenergostriy, SHDSU, Green Light, Budmontazhservis, Ukrenergy and Kabeltechpostach, payment in the favor of the private business for works, which were not done.

Totally, the sum of the harm inflicted to the interests of the state and other shareholders of the mentions business surpassed $83 million.

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Moreover, the leadership of Cherkassyoblenergy and Azot are suspected in the abuse of authority.

“According to the statement, the unit of the forcible execution of judgments of the Department of State Enforcement Service of Ukraine carries out the fulfillment of the court decision on the recovery of $48,4 million from Azot in favor of Cherkassyoblenergy. During the enforcement proceedings, the officials of Cherkassyoblenergy and Azot abused the authority, concluded the settlement agreement on the payment plan and payment by instalment on the account with the special regime of the use according to the schedule from April 2019 up to March 2027. The terms of the agreement were formed in such way that it cannot be implemented due to the change of the model of the energy market of Ukraine starting from July 1, 2019, stop of the use of the accounts with the special regime and stop of the activity of the regional energy units as the supplier of the energy. Moreover, the schedule of the payment of the debt is composed in such way that first four years only $178,273 should be paid monthly. The inflation losses should be paid in 2027,” the SAPO reported.

As we reported the State Investigation Bureau of Ukraine started the investigation against ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Ex-Deputy Head of the Administration of President of Yanukovych time Andry Portnov filed the application with the accusation.

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Former MP Dmytro Kryuchkov is involved in the case on the withdrawal of the funds from Zaporizhiaolbenergo company, while over 60% of its stocks are owned by the state. According to the investigation, Kryuchkov is the organizer of the scheme, which caused the damage for the state in the sum of over $13 million.

He was put on the wanted list in 2016. On April 14, 2018 he was detained and Germany and then released on bail. On April 15, 2019, his extradition was announced.



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