SBU exposes Ministry of Interior officials on fraud of its mortgaged real estate
The SBU jointly with DBR exposed officials of the Ministry of Interior on fraud of its mortgaged real estate.
Within the initiated criminal proceedings the law enforcers established that in 2017 the State Fiscal Service applied a tax lien to the property of the company under the management of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, in order to collect unpaid taxes of UAH 1,200,000 (USD 48,000).
Instead, in 2018 company officials, having been well acquainted with the proceedings, used fake decision of one of the courts in Dnipro city to remove the tax lien and to sell the property, arrested by the tax authority. As a result, the Kiev real estate totalling over 3,700 square meters was handed to third parties, damaging the interests of state in a large scale.
Investigators of the Central DBR Office under the procedural supervision of the General Prosecution Office of Ukraine and SBU operational support conducted the authorised searches at the addresses of the suspects who performed the sale of the property, of notary and of the public registrar. The authorised investigative actions resulted in seizure of documentation evidencing illegal alienation of the arrested state property causing material damage to the country.
In case the guilt is proven, the organisers of the transaction may expect the imprisonment of up to ten years, with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing within the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 365, Part 3 Article 365-2 and Part 1 Article 388 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
SBU Press Centre
For the Attention of the SBU Head