Detectives NABOO under the procedural guidance of prosecutors SAP completed a pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on suspicion of the officers of the «Ukrzaliznytsya» and commercial enterprises in the appropriation of funds of the railroad at the time of tender procurement. This was announced by the Chairman of the Specialized anti-corruption prosecutors Nazar Golodnitsky in Facebook.
«The investigation established that officials of the Railways as a result of implementation in 2015, the state purchasing fittings for your rail journey from colluding with officials of the commercial enterprises, having information about the real market value of the subject procurement, willfully and contrary to the interests of state-owned enterprises has accepted the previously agreed overstated the amount of 20 million UAH. quotations of one of these businesses and abusing his official position, has transferred appropriate funds for its settlement accounts», — stated in the message.
«After receiving the money, officials commercials legalized their origin by further transfer to accounts of the fictitious enterprises for alleged services received, evading from payment of taxes. After the reorganization of the Railways into a joint stock company in 2016, the same person continued to act according to the same scheme, set out purpose of appropriation of state funds in the amount of more than 43 million hryvnia,» — said Holodnitsky.
According to him, the corresponding proposal was again accepted by the tender Committee, but on the way the criminals are the antitrust authorities, which the results of the procurement cancelled on the complaint of a conscientious participant.
«However, this does not exclude the liability of officials of Railways and commercial enterprises for committing finished attempted the acquisition of property by abuse of official position. Detectives collected evidence of the anti-corruption prosecutors found to be sufficient for the compilation and submission to the court indictment. After completion of the requirements of article 290 of the criminal procedure code of Ukraine (the introduction of the defence with the materials of the pretrial investigation) the indictment will be directed to court» — said the head of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office.
July 12, the detectives NAB arrested the Deputy Director of state enterprise «Ukrzaliznychpostach», the head of the relevant division of GP, as well as the curator of the bidders. For each of these detectives and prosecutors SAP asked the court to elect a measure of restraint in form of detention with alternative Deposit in an amount not less than the sum of the losses put to the state – over 20 million.
The press service of the Agency said officials of the branch of PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia» – «software production» has stolen funds, artificially inflating the cost of the public procurement. «According to this scheme, in 2015, officials of the GP, together with representatives of business entities artificially inflated the value of items purchases in the amount of 20 million UAH (at the price of the contract for delivery of about 55 million UAH), provided the payment, legalized funds received», — have informed in NABOO.
According to information, the detectives NAB detained three people: the Deputy Director of the state — the Chairman of the Committee on competitive bidding and the head of the relevant division GP member of competitive bidding Committee and also the curator of the bidders.
July 13, the court chose a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest for the chief of the relevant Department of SOE «Ukrzaliznychpostach», who was a member of the Committee on competitive bidding and, according to the investigators, played the role of artist in the corruption scheme.
On 15 July the Solomyansky district court of Kiev, having considered the petition to the NEB investigators and prosecutors of Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office, chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention for a period of 60 days with an alternative to bail in the sum of 2 million 856 thousand UAH for the former Deputy Director of PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia» – «software production» (formerly «Ukrzaliznychpostach»).
The NAB had completed investigation on the issue of embezzlement by officials «Ukrzaliznytsia» state funds 05.01.2017