What blame Mykola Martynenko National anti-corruption Bureau.
NABU detained the former Deputy of popular Front Mykola Martynenko, the court elected the measure of restraint.
Martynenko suspect in the embezzlement of funds of state enterprise “Vostock”.
The ex-Deputy, according to tradition, calls his prosecution was politically motivated.
Correspondent.net has gathered information about the case Martynenko.
Pre-judicial investigation established that in the period from 2013 to 2016 a criminal organization composed of the officers of the SE “Eastern mining and processing plant”, officials “STEUERMANN Investitions und Handelsgesellschaft mbH” as well as a group of persons in control of specified enterprises, including Martynenko, committed embezzlement of funds of GP “VostGOK” in the amount of 17.28 million dollars.
The embezzlement occurred due to improper conclusions and further performance of the contract of purchase and sale of uranium concentrate to SE “VostGOK” across the Austrian intermediary company STEUERMANN.
“Further, the funds transferred to the accounts of the company STEUERMANN with the use of offshore companies “WARGRAVE TRADING LLP” and “DALLAS FUEL SA”, leaders and members of the criminal organization turned in their favor,” explained the anti-corruption Prosecutor Nazar Golodnitsky.
Earlier in the address Martynenko sounded suspicions accusations of fraud in the controlled Martynenko “Energoatom”, in receiving a bribe from the company “Skoda” in the shadow schemes of gas supply to Odesa port plant.
1 Dec 2015 Martynenko wrote a statement of resignation of Deputy powers in connection with the corruption scandal around it.
The scandal erupted when the people’s Deputy from BPP Sergey Leshchenko reported receiving 22 Oct official confirmation from law enforcement bodies of Switzerland about the criminal investigation against Martynenko. Supposedly the company Martynenko has received 15-20% retracement of the contracts “Energoatom” and the Czech “Skoda” for equipment delivery to Khmelnitsky NPP. According to Swiss media, we are talking about 30 million Swiss francs. Martynenko has repeatedly denied all the charges.
The cause for which arrested Martynenko is not related to “Energoatom”.
Although, in the new film the fugitive Deputy of Oleksandr Onishchenko, hear the man with the voice like the voice Martynenko discusses corruption schemes in “Energoatom”.
“We do not understand what the suspect Nikolay Martynenko. What is clear is that we are not talking about a case involving “Energoatom”. This is especially surprising, because even “Energoatom” there is no evidence of offences. Detention detectives NABOO motivated by the fact that Martynenko could escape from Ukraine”, – said the lawyer, Martynenko.
Protection Martynenko, the suspect and his party “people’s front” in public statements emphasize that Martynenko voluntarily renounced parliamentary immunity.
In the “popular front” believe that the arrest of Martynenko is a sign of selective justice and politically motivated actions of anti-corruption bodies.
“The so-called “business Martynenko” NABOO is trying to falsify and a half years. However, no evidence against him has not been found”, – noted in political force.
Who are the judges?
To elect a measure of restraint Martynenko will Solomensky regional court of Kiev. Here was chosen the measure of restraint Novel Nasirova.
“Popular front” drew attention to the ambiguous reputation of the judge of Bobrivnyk, who gave permission for searches in all areas of Mykola Martynenko and his family members, including his ex-wife.
“It Bobrivnyk the NAB hopes to obtain sanction for the contents of Mykola Martynenko in custody. No need in this – Mykola Martynenko his actions proved he was not afraid, he could not prevent the investigation, no one is hiding and is located in Ukraine”, – said the political forces.
The press service of the NAB said that the judge who will choose a measure of restraint Martynenko, will determine the automated system.
Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office will ask the court to take the former people’s Deputy in custody for 60 days with an alternative of Deposit of 300 million hryvnia.
A friend to all
Your business Martynenko started in the 90s with the infamous David Zhvania.
Martynenko political career began in 1998 with the national democratic party, in 2002, became a member of the faction “Our Ukraine” Deputy head of Committee on fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear safety.
Martynenko five times elected the people’s Deputy. He was an ally of Viktor Yushchenko, Yulia Tymoshenko, and then Arseniy Yatsenyuk. From 2006 to 2015 was the head of the Rada Committee on fuel and energy complex.
It is known that in 2005, Tymoshenko under the concept of “love of friends” United by three people – Poroshenko, Tretyakov and Martynenko.
Martynenko called one of the main sponsors of party projects Yatsenyuk – first “Front of changes”, then “popular front”.
During the presidency of Viktor Yanukovich, as the media wrote, Martynenko worked closely with one of the associates of ex-President Andrew Key. At the same time Yuriy Lutsenko called Martynenko “generator carcasses” in the ranks of the opposition.