Pharmaceutical fraud: Ukrainian Sport Procurement Directorate spends over $320,000 on unregistered meds
SBU jointly with Kyiv local Prosecutor’s Office No. 7 exposed three chiefs of the Ukrainian Sport Procurement Directorate on multimillion embezzlement.
Law enforcement officers established that during 2017-2018 the top managers entered in collusion with the state coach (Chief Doctor of the Ukrainian national picked teams of the Ministry of Youth and Sports).
For no good reason, the officials purchased the “goods” that are not medicines and have no Ukrainian registration. The damages to the state budget top UAH 8 mln (USD 320,000).
This fraud endangered national teams as there is no doping control of the specified “goods”.
The suspects were charged with the abuse of office with grave consequences (Part 2 Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The involvement of other officials of the Ukrainian Sport Procurement Directorate in the state funds embezzlement is being checked.
The investigative actions are ongoing.
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