National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) disclosed the details of the detention of the former acting head of Ukraine's State Roadway Service (Ukravtodor) Slawomir Nowak in Poland. Tenders worth about 270 million euros are now being examined. This was stated by NABU Chairman Artem Sytnyk during a briefing that was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Novak was appointed to the post in October 2016, and in December he began discussing various schemes for misappropriation of funds. According to the investigation, Novak, using his official position, took measures in order to obtain illegal benefits for himself, for third parties.
The investigation also established that Slawomir Nowak proposed setting up a joint venture in Poland with one of the international companies that was involved in road construction.
It was also added that Ukravtodor's ex-CEO was detained in Poland because he had received the money there. The Ukrainian and Polish sides exchanged notices of suspicions and other information related to the investigation.
According to Artem Sytnyk, Novak faces up to 12 years in prison.
As we reported earlier, NABU and SAPO, together with the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland and the District Prosecutor's Office, conducted authorized searches in Kyiv, Lviv, and Poland as part of a joint investigation into the activities of a criminal organization in the field of road management.