SBU blocks million-dollar deals on embezzlement of state-owned enterprise in Odesa region
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine in the framework of combating corruption revealed and blocked the scheme for the theft of funds of the state enterprise “Pivdennyi” Sea Port".
Law enforcers found that state enterprise officials entered false data in the register for the transfer of social benefits. In fact, money was transferred to bank card accounts of offenders’ friends.
Special service operatives have documented that during 2018-2019, officials transferred in the favor of figureheads nearly two and a half million hryvnias.
During authorized investigations at the place of work and residence of the persons involved in the proceedings, law enforcement officers detected documents proving illegal activity.
According to the SBU, perpetrators have been served notices of suspicion of committing crimes under Art. 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. At present, the issue of suspension of persons involved in the proceedings and the choosing of preventive measure is being solved.
Pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
It should be recalled that in November 2017, the SBU officers also documented the facts of theft of budget money by the Sea Port ex-officials, in particular by the lead accountant of the said state enterprise, which had already received judgement of conviction.
Measures to expose and block illegal activities were conducted jointly with the police under the procedural guidance of the prosecutor's office.
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