Klimenko was accused of treason

Клименко стал фигурантом дела о госизмене

Found new evidence linking Klimenko to treason

In relation to the ex-Minister of income and fees Alexander Klimenko opened new criminal proceedings.

Employees of the security Service of Ukraine announced new evidence of the involvement of the former Minister of income and fees Alexander Klimenko to treason. On Wednesday, November 22, reported on the Agency’s website.

According to the SBU, the secret service received additional materials, according to which “the former official during the tenure of his actions deliberately caused harm to the economic and information security of Ukraine, sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of our state.”

Based on the collected SBU materials the Chief military Prosecutor General Prosecutor’s office on 17 November 2017 start of another criminal proceedings on charges of treason. Its sanctions provide for liability in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term of 12 to 15 years with confiscation of property.

We will remind, earlier the Prosecutor General’s office three times unsuccessfully petitioned with a request to give permission for correspondence pre-trial investigation in respect Klimenko.

As reported, Klimenko was declared wanted in late July 2014. He is suspected of abuse of office, which the state incurred losses of 517 million dollars, and also in evasion from payment of taxes in especially large sizes. According to the investigation, Klimenko organized in Odessa, Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions of the enterprise, which was engaged in customs clearance of goods at an undervalue. In addition, according to the Supervisory authority, in 2012-2013 Klimenko participated in the organization of schemes of evasion from payment of taxes by the enterprises of the real sector of the economy.