Utility provider appropriates over UAH 11 million during Odesa airport reconstruction
SBU uncovers corruption scheme of appropriation of over UAH 11 million of the utility company “Odesa International Airport” during repair work in the territory of the facility.
Operatives of the special service established that officials in collusion with controlled general constructor unreasonably transferred money to commercial entities with signs of fakeness. The entities were registered as subcontractors, but in fact they didn’t perform any works or services.
In this way, offenders appropriated over UAH 11 million on works with UAH 38,2 million of total budget. According to experts, substandard works could endanger the life and health of passengers of the airport. Due to participation of the SBU Main Directorate of economic counter-intelligence protection of the state's interests this risk was eliminated.
Stamps, documents and electronic media containing information on transactions of offenders were seized in due course of searches in the territory of the aviation enterprise and in the offices of the involved persons. The head of commercial entity was served a notice of suspicion under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Measures for the disclosure of offenders were conducted under the procedural guidance of the General Prosecutor's Office.
For the Attention of the SBU Head