As reported by Censor.NET referring to the press service of prosecutor’s office of the Kyiv region, the official is indicted with creation of and running a crime ring involved in grave and extremely grievous crimes; large scale embezzlement through abuse of office; acquisition of a business entity (legal entity) for covering up illegal activities committed by a crime ring; fraudulent adulteration; forgery by an official.
The prosecutors believe Karpliuk was a member of a crime ring that included his deputy, first deputy, and other officials.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the Interior Ministry conducted searches at 31 addresses, including the places of residence of Bucha and Irpin mayors, charged with the seizure of 890 hectares of forest. During 2006-2012, the suspected officials illegally passed land plots into the ownership of their friends and relatives.
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Irpin mayor Volodymyr Karpliuk is reported to have fled the country. The investigation also examines the fact of passing 14 hectares of Bucha forest to former Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairman Ihor Kaletnyk. According to MP Chervakova, Bucha mayor Fedoruk and Irpin mayor Karpliuk appear in three criminal proceedings. According to the PGO, during the searches law enforcers "found documents evidencing of various crimes, including deforestation and illegal development."