Former MP failed to declare hundreds of millions of hryvnia – SAP

Экс-депутат не задекларировал сотни миллионов гривен – САП

Yuri Lebedin ahead of schedule resigned authority of the Deputy in July 2018

Yuri Lebedin has not displayed evidence that he is the ultimate beneficial owner of more than 20 legal entities.

Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) announced former Deputy of Poltava oblast Council Yuri Lebedyn on suspicion of declaring false information for the year 2016. This was reported on the SAP page in Facebook on Wednesday, January 23.

According to investigators, the former Deputy will not display in the Declaration data on the money loaned to third parties (the total amount of more than 126 million hryvnia), and did not indicate the presence of monetary assets on Bank accounts ($14 million).

He also filed knowingly false information about the presence of corporate rights in the 15 subjects of economic activity which differ from the authentic by the amount of these rights (a few million).

Besides, Yury Lebedin has not displayed evidence that he is the ultimate beneficial owner of more than 20 legal entities. He has not made information about the income of 42.6 million hryvnia received from return of returnable interest-free loans, and did not declare more than 140 million hryvnia financial assets.

Action Lebedyna qualified under article about giving the subject of the Declaration of knowingly false information in the Declaration of the person authorized to perform state functions or local self-government under the law “On prevention of corruption (article 366-1 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

The sanction of this article prescribes punishment in the form of a fine from 2500 to 3000 untaxed minimum incomes of citizens or public works for a term of 150 to 240 hours, or deprivation of liberty for a term up to two years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years.

Yuri Lebedin was elected to the Poltava regional Council from the Batkivshchyna. Ahead of schedule resigned in July 2018.

Recall that by the end of 2018 revenues of more than 1 million hryvnia declared 4817 citizens and individuals conducting independent professional activity. Most of the millionaires who filed a Declaration, registered in Kiev – 2184 people, or 45% of the total number of millionaires.

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