Court arrests former head of Ukraine’s Administration of seaports

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court arrested Amelia with an alternative of $432.000
20:40, 31 January 2018

Solomenskiy district court of Kyiv has chosen a preventive measure of arrest for Andriy Amelin, a former head of Ukraine’s Administration of seaports as the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution informed on Facebook.

However, the court left an alternative of a bail open, which would be $432,000. 

The prosecution noted that another participant of this criminal case - the head of Tekhmorgidrostroy Mykolaiv enterprise was put under arrest with an alternative of a $72,000 bail.

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As we reported earlier, on January 29, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau raided a state-owned enterprise in Odesa, as a result of which 10 individuals were detained. 

The raids were a part of the ongoing investigation into possible offenses pertaining to the procurement of dredging services in the Berdiansk and Mariupol seaports in 2015 and 2016”, - the message reads.

The Bureau’s officials claim is that the Administration of seaports of Ukraine procured the dredging services of ship channels and water areas of the Berdyansk and Mariupol seaports. As a result of tenders, agreements were signed with OOO Irida, OOO Tekhmorgidrostroy Nikolaev, and OOO Inflot-Danubius Agency. However, the contract prices were almost twice higher than factual.

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