The RRG opened a case of corruption in the defense industry

ГБР открыло дело по коррупции в оборонке

The RRT decided to check the involvement of law enforcement officers for corruption in the defense industry

Pre-trial investigation launched after journalists voiced the facts of the involvement of law enforcement authorities to the scandal in the defence sector.

The state Bureau of investigation initiated pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings on the materials of the journalistic investigation about the role of law enforcement in corruption in the defence sector. On Tuesday, March 12, reported the press Secretary of the RRG, Olga Varchenko in Facebook.

The case opened under part 3 St. 368 criminal code of Ukraine, namely the acceptance of an offer, promise or receipt of unlawful benefit by an official. The article prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to 10 years with confiscation of property.

“From the contents of investigative journalism, it follows that a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion are talking about a possible training and the transfer of funds in the form of improper benefits to officials of law enforcement bodies: the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, security Service of Ukraine, State fiscal service of Ukraine, National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine for the issue of the failure to conduct a pretrial investigation and failure to bring them to criminal responsibility for committing illegal actions between LLC Optimistical and enterprises of the state concern Ukroboronprom, in the conclusion and execution of contracts for the supply of military equipment in the plants of the state defense companies,” recalls Varchenko.

The new data journalists have commented on the Prosecutor’s office. According to the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Larisa Sargan, all the talk about bribery for closing or delaying the case from the GPU “not true”.

She said that now is a service check using a lie detector regarding the circumstances of a possible “draining” material.

“The GPU is investigated only one. In the framework of the law allows the Prosecutor to investigate the non-corrupt crime. Accordingly, there were two lines of investigation. The first is a fraud. This episode in court from the past in 2018. The dock is, in particular, the SBU, mentioned in the conversations with the defendant in the investigation – Cattail. Second, tax evasion. Announced a suspicion, there is a considerable amount of arrears to the state budget,” wrote Gar on Facebook.

Earlier journalists published a two part investigation on schemes in the defense, after which he was dismissed Oleg Gladkovsky, opened several criminal cases suspended or delayed current and former officials of the defense enterprises.

The NEB estimates the losses from corruption schemes in the defense industry is a billion hryvnia.


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