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Anti-corruption bodies completed investigation against former management of Ukrainian Seaport Administration

Source : 112 Ukraine

Amount of losses to the state amounted to $800,000
20:40, 15 May 2020

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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office completed an investigation against the former embezzlement of the Administration of the Ukrainian seaports of Ukraine on the construction of the berth of Odesa seaport, the press service of the departments reports.

“The investigation established that in 2015 the head of the Odesa branch of the Administration of the Seaports of Ukraine, together with the chief engineer of the state enterprise, directors of private companies and an individual close to the MP of Ukraine of the VII and VIII convocations, organized the procurement of construction services from the state budget berth in the Odesa commercial sea port," the report said.

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The company won the competition for construction without experience of similar work and with inconsistency with the terms of the proposals.

On the day of the actual start of work, additional agreements were signed between the director of the winning company and the director of another company, in which the freight cost of the dredging caravan was significantly increased.

As a result, the cost of work performed increased significantly. Despite this, the officials of Administration of the Ukrainian seaports, abusing their official position, signed acts of work and carried out a corresponding allocation of funds to private companies. The loss of the state amounted to $800,00.

The case involved the former head of the Odesa branch of the State Enterprise Administration of the Ukrainian seaports, the chief engineer, director of the private company, the winner of the procurement, the former director of the private company, the tenant of the dredging caravan.

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Also, as a suspect in the case, someone close to the MP of Ukraine of the VII and VIII convocations is being held, he is on the wanted list, the materials in relation to him are allocated in a separate proceeding. According to Odesa media, we are talking about an assistant to the former MP from the Front for Change party, Fatherland (Batkivschshyna) and People’s Front Sergei Faermark.

As we reported, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained in a bribe the head of the Odesa Customs, who was appointed to this position in February.

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