Millions of embezzlement by the ex-head of the State Property Fund: one of the accomplices was placed in a pre-trial detention center

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Million embezzlement by the ex-head of the State Property Fund: one of the accomplices was placed in a pre-trial detention center

VAKS chose a measure of restraint for a member of a criminal group, which was headed by the former Chairman of the State Property Fund. Malefactors have organized the scheme of millions plunders.

The decision can be appealed directly to the VAKS Appeals Chamber within 5 days from the date of the announcement of the judgment.

A member of a criminal gang was given a measure of restraint

At the request of the NABU detectives, approved by the SAPO prosecutor, on March 24, the investigator, the VAKS judge, chose a measure of restraint for the former adviser to the chairman of the State Property Fund. He was a member of a criminal organization that in 2019-2021 took over more than 500 million hryvnias from state-owned enterprises, in particular:

  • “Odessa Port Plant”;
  • “United Mining and Chemical Company”.

The court partially granted the petition and established a measure of restraint in the form of detention with the alternative of making a 5.368 million hryvnia bail. If so, the suspect will be charged with the following duties:

  • to arrive at every request to the detective, the prosecutor and the court;
  • inform the detective, the prosecutor or the court about the change of their place of residence and place of work;
  • refrain from communicating with witnesses and other suspects in criminal proceedings;
  • to deposit with the relevant state authorities passports for traveling abroad, other documents giving the right to leave Ukraine and enter Ukraine.

The term of the preventive measure is until May 20, 2023 inclusive.

The ex-head of the State Property Fund is suspected of embezzling millions / Photo by SAP

Who is in the diagram

In addition to the ex-chairman of the State Property Fund, 9 more people reported suspicion:

  • co-organizer of the crime – a person close to the chairman of the State Property Fund;
  • Advisor to the Chairman of the State Property Fund;
  • two persons who in different periods acted as director of JSC “Odessa Port Plant”;
  • Acting Head of JSC “United Mining and Chemical Company”;
  • two owners of LLC – the winner of the auction at “OPZ”;
  • two persons – accomplices of a crime.

It should be noted that all positions of the suspects are indicated at the time of the crime.

Important! The attackers' actions were qualified under two articles of the Criminal Code – “creation and management of a criminal organization” and “appropriation, embezzlement or possession of it by abuse of official position on an especially large scale or by an organized group.”

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