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Prosecutor's office conducts searches at Kyiv municipal corporatization due to budget funds waste during purchase of fuel

Source : 112 Ukraine

Criminal proceedings are investigated under Part 3 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine
18:04, 21 October 2021

Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv region

The Sviatoshynskyi District Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv, together with the investigators of the Sviatoshynskyi Unitary Enterprise of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv are conducting searches in the offices of the Sviatoshynskyi District Housing Management Company of Kyiv. The searches are due to embezzlement and misappropriation of budget funds during fuel purchase, the press service of Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office reports.

According to the materials of the investigation, during 2020-2021, the private company supplied fuel and lubricants on the order of the utility company in the amount of over $214,000.

At the same time, during the investigation it was established that contrary to the Law of Ukraine "On Public Procurement" and despite slight fluctuations in prices for these materials, the supply contract was repeatedly amended to significantly increase the price.

In view of the above, the actions of officials of the municipal corporatization and the supplier company show signs of a criminal offense under Part 3 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

On October 21, 2021, on the basis of a court decision, searches were launched in the municipal corporatization's offices to find and seize primary financial documents, record information on the circumstances of the criminal offense, and establish the amount of damages.

Criminal proceedings are investigated under Part 3 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Appropriation, misappropriation of property or taking it by abuse of office").

The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for a term of three to five years or imprisonment for a term of three to eight years, with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years.

As it was reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed a corrupt mechanism of embezzlement of budget funds during the repair of Ukrainian armored vehicles by the management of one of the state-owned enterprises, affiliated with Ukroboronprom.

Related: Road repairs in Zhytomyr region expose embezzlement of $37,5 million of budget funds

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