SBU shuts down scheme of damaging state critical transport infrastructure
The SBU officers shut down a large scale scheme of targeting the state critical transport infrastructure.
Law enforcement established that the Odesa companies were receiving orders on construction and repair of highways in different regions of Ukraine for several years. During the public procurement, owners and top management of the companies conspired with the organizers to receive contracts, the SBU officers documented.
The offenders also used tax avoidance schemes, cost overruns and used materials. The SBU operatives found the offenders embezzled money totaling more than UAH 100,000,000 (USD 3,571,430) for two years. By the court’s decision, the tax avoidance in the amount of UAH 5,000,000 (USD 178,571) has already been proven.
According to expert conclusion, the low-quality road work contractors affected the security of the country's transport infrastructure and led to multimillion losses to the budget on different levels.
Based on SBU evidence, the Anti-Monopoly Committee charged UAH 37,000,000 (USD 1,321,428) penalty on the companies and sanctioned their participation in public procurement for three years.
Criminal proceedings are currently ongoing in the court.
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