Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) together with Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) caught official of the Prosecutor General’s Office on December 9 for bribery when he tried to influence the unscheduled tax audit of financial and economic activity of the GPU initiated by NABU. This was announced by the press service of the NABU.
The audit was carried out as part of the preliminary investigation of the criminal case on charges of embezzlement of nearly $77 thousand of state funds (p. 5, Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) in December 2015, initiated by the Bureau’s detectives in January 2016.
According to investigators’ version, the crime occurred through agreements for services provision between the Prosecutor General's Office and a number of fictitious companies.
"The person involved in the signing of these agreements (current Deputy Head of one of the Prosecutor General Office’s Department) tried to transfer $ 5 thousand to the intermediary for further transmission allegedly to one of the authorities of the State Audit Service of Ukraine, who did not know about it, according to the detectives of the Bureau. This official of the GPO was busted.
The official was detained on suspicion of committing a crime under Part 4, Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Giving unlawful gratuities to an official who takes a particularly responsible position"). The question of choosing the preventive measure for the suspect is being decided currently.
The investigators of the Bureau are carrying out urgent measures to establish other possible accomplices of the embezzlement.
Earlier it was reported that the court arrests SBU anti-corruption detective caught on bribery. The policemen extorted $1 000 bribe to return the appliances ceased and $300 monthly for nonresistance in business.