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Anti-Corruption Bureau searches officials involved in embezzlement of army

According to the Head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the issue is about 20 searches
14:40, 7 March 2019

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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) holds about 20 searches, particularly, of Oleg and Igor Gladkovsky and Andry Rogoza, who are involved in the scandal Bihus.info investigation as 112 Ukraine reported citing NABU Head Artem Sytnyk.

“We have registered two criminal proceedings and the number of the searches, about 20, were held within one of them, including at the place of residence of Igor and Oleg Gladkovsky, Vitaly Zhukov, Andry Rogoza and other persons. Now, the investigative actions continue. The investigation is held from the very beginning, as we did not possess data revealed in the messages of texting before this investigation,” Sytnyk said.

Related: Poroshenko: Investigation of embezzlement in Ukraine's army based on data leak

As it was reported earlier, the investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

Besides, the NABU has registered a new criminal proceeding after the third video on the embezzlement in the purchase in the defense sector was published by the investigation journalists.

Related: Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: SAP claims NABU hides documents required for case

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

 

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