The investigators of Ukraine’s National Police and Security Service, under the directions of General Prosecution busted coal production officials on embezzling 135,000 USD of state money, as National Police’s press service informs.
It is noted that the perpetrators were abusing their power to reduce the price and characteristics of the coal, which resulted in a 135,000 USD loss for the state.
According to the preliminary information, the investigators performed searches in Lviv, Rivne, Mykolaiv Oblasts, as well as in Kyiv. In the searches, certain documents and physical evidence were seized, confirming the criminal actions of the officials.
At the moment criminal proceedings under Article 191-5 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion or property by malversation committed in respect of an especially gross amount, or by an organized group) of Ukraine’s Criminal Code were started. The seized documents were sent for required analysis.
The perpetrators face up to 12 years of imprisonment.