State Bureau of Investigation ordered software for $200 thousand from company that appeared in case of embezzlement of budget funds

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to investigation, actions of ‘IT Trade’ could lead to waste of $12,5 thousand
15:54, 3 January 2020

Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation
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The State Bureau of Investigation will purchase $200 thousand software from the company IT Trade, which previously appeared in the investigation of the department on the fact of embezzlement of budgetary funds, Investigation.Info reported with reference to the Prozorro public procurement portal.

IT Trading should deliver 759 Microsoft Office software packages for computers to the State Bureau of Investigation within a month.

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As it became known from the definition of the Pechersky district court of Kyiv, in the summer of 2019, investigators of the bureau opened a criminal proceeding in which this company appeared. Law enforcement authorities investigated the “illegal scheme of embezzlement of budget funds” during the purchase of licensed equipment for the State Cybersecurity Center. According to the official investigation, the actions of the company IT Trade could lead to the embezzlement of $12,5 thousands. In October, bureau investigators gained access to company documents.

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The company also recently signed an agreement with the Office of the Verkhovna Rada. For them, “IT Trade” for $110 thousand will deliver more than 450 Microsoft Office software packages for computers.

As we reported before, Iryna Venedyktova, the Acting Head of the State Bureau of Investigations of Ukraine decided to terminate her lawmaker's cadence. The MP from Servant of the People party claimed she already filed the respective appeal.

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