The investigation as of the facts of receiving USD 8 thousand of improper advantage by the Deputy Head of the State Water Agency was completed. On May 15, 2020, the indictment was sent to court. The official is accused of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that in 2018, a representative of the LLC approached the official with the intention of concluding a new agreement on the provision of services for the Irpen Interdistrict Water Management Department (a rent of the Bucha reservoir).
During a number of personal meetings, the official set out as a condition for concluding an agreement the improper advantage for 50% of the charter capital of this LLC and, subsequently, half of the proceeds. Later, the Deputy Head changed his plans: preferring cash in the amount of USD 8 thousand.
On March 6, 2019, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine jointly with the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office exposed the official. On the next day, the official was given a notice of suspicion.
On March 5, 2020, the suspect and his defense were granted with access to the materials of the investigation.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of those facts in March 2019 after determination of jurisdiction.
According to Part 1 Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of a crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.