Defendants suspected of complicity in the legalization of income obtained by criminal means

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Law enforcement authorities reported about suspicion to two more persons involved in criminal proceedings on corruption in the defense sector. About this reported on may 28, the press service of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) on the page in Facebook.

According to SAP, two suspects – representatives of the konvertatsionny center, through which legalized 50 million UAH, obtained in the result of tax evasion.

Both defendants are suspected of committing a crime under part 5 article 27, part 3 of article 209 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (complicity in the legalization (laundering) of income obtained by criminal means, committed by group of persons in especially large sizes).

“During a pretrial investigation it is established that in 2015 two people that actually managed the company “Optimistical”, has developed the criminal scheme of supply of components for military equipment to state-owned enterprises of concern “Ukroboronprom” evasion from payment of taxes from such operations,” – noted in the pad.

According to militiamen, in the scheme also involved the former Director of “Optimistically”.

У СПРАВІ УХИЛЕННЯ ВІД СПЛАТИ ПОДАТКІВ НА СУМУ МАЙЖЕ 50 МЛН ГРИВЕНЬ НОВІ ПІДОЗРИЗа дорученням керівника Спеціалізованої…

Posted by Спеціалізована антикорупційна прокуратура on Thursday, 28 May 2020

On may 5 of one of the suspects – Vitaly Zhukov, the Highest anti-corruption court granted bail in the amount of 5.25 million UAH, according to “Word and deed”. He was also ordered to wear an electronic bracelet, to Deposit the passport to arrive on demand by the investigator not to leave Kyiv without permission, to refrain from communicating with other suspects, in particular by entrepreneur Andrey Cattail, and a number of witnesses – the former General Director of “Ukroboronprom” Paul Bukin, a former first Deputy Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleg Gladkovsky and his son Igor and others. In the SAP said that the validity of a measure of restraint – up to 3 June.

In this case, according to the publication, in addition to Zhukov and Romance, also appear Igor Volkach (was the owner of OOO “Optimistical” and Director), Roman Chub (changed Volkach as Director of “Optimistically”) and Elena Ivanyuk (accountant).

In March 2019, “Optionspecial” appeared in the center of a corruption scandal around the procurement of “Ukroboronprom”, as first told by journalists of the program “Nashi Groshi” (project Bihus.info). According to them, the defendants in the scheme have earned a minimum of 250 million UAH during the war in the Donbass.

The program stated that the members of the group by firms gaskets were buying smuggled second-hand spare parts for military equipment in Russia and two to four times more resold them to factories “Ukroboronprom”.

The scandal surrounding the supply of components for military factories in 2019 became the reason of resignation of the first Deputy Secretary of national security and defense Gladkovsky and dismissal of some heads of the enterprises of concern “Ukroboronprom”.

17 Oct 2019 Gladkovsky at the Borispol airport detained the detectives NAB while trying to leave the country. He went on hunger strike.

On 18 October he was informed about suspicion in abuse of power or official position and declaring false information. According to the investigation, Gladkovsky, when the office of the first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC, has also resulted in the inclusion in the state defense order and the further purchase of trucks MAZ-6317 (“Bogdan-6317”) at inflated prices from a subsidiary company “car Assembly plant №2”, a part of the “Bogdan motors”, the ultimate beneficiary of which he is.

Also, the NAB said that Gladkovsky did not declare the income the couple received from the rental of real estate in the center of Kiev, namely $54 thousand for 2016, $63 thousand for 2017 and $47.5 for the year 2018.

19 Oct Higher anti-corruption court sent Gladkovsky under arrest with the alternative of Deposit 10,623 million. In WACHS explained that the Deposit corresponds to the amount of damages.

October 21, the family made for Gladkovsky bail, he left the jail. Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office filed an appeal against the decision to remand, but the appellate chamber of the Supreme anti-corruption court refused satisfaction of this petition.


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