NABOO: Traces of Ukrainian corruption found in 41 countries

НАБУ: Следы украинской коррупции нашли в 41 стране

The detectives NAB established companies from 10 countries which participated from Ukraine were withdrawn billions

Detectives Bureau carry out pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings 319.

National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine has sent 161 the request for international legal assistance to the competent authorities in 41 States, mostly in Latvia, UK, Austria, Switzerland and Cyprus. Geography of complaints covers almost all continents, reports the press service of NABOO.

The Bureau noted that foreign banks and companies involved in bringing over one third of all losses arising from crimes investigated by the NAB.

“Now the detectives NAB has established commercial structures from at least 10 countries, with participation from the Ukraine were put up to 2.27 billion, 428 million dollars, 4.3 million euros and 825 thousand pounds,” – said in the message.

So, the result was the involvement of foreign entities in corruption schemes implemented in the state number of Ukrainian companies Ukrgazdobycha, Electrotyazhmash, the United mining and chemical company State food-grain Corporation of Ukraine, Administration of sea ports of Ukraine, Odessa port plant, and others.

According to NABU, the ultimate beneficiaries of foreign companies participating in corruption schemes are most often citizens of Ukraine, and the companies usually play the role of mediator, with the assistance of top management of state-owned enterprises to buy products at below market prices or Vice versa – provides equipment or raw materials for the needs of GP at inflated prices.

“The proceeds of crime, derived abroad and are used to create in Ukraine a new corruption schemes, and funding for private needs of their organizers (buying property, paying for education, medical care and so forth)”, – stated in the message.

“Prescribed” these companies-mostly in the UK and in Cyprus, where low taxation and simplified financial reporting and the highest guarantees of confidentiality. Banking operations are often carried out through financial institutions in Latvia and Austria, since the local banks are fast and have rigid standards of banking secrecy.

In the NAB added that his detectives conduct pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings 319 (as at 31 March 2017). The total size of the object of crimes that were investigated, more than 85 billion.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe NAB is investigating 49 criminal cases on corruption in state enterprises. The total losses incurred by these enterprises, more than 20 billion hryvnia.

Note that since the beginning of this year in the budget of Ukraine has returned a little more than 5 thousand hryvnias confiscated by the court decision for corruption. In this case, before the end of the year the authorities promise to return UAH 11.5 billion, selected from corrupt officials.

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