"The former head of a standalone subdivision of Energoatom SE suspected of causing damage to the Energoatom was detained at Boryspil airport On Feb. 22, 2017. The person was placed on the national wanted list three months ago," Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the press service of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
"The investigators believe the suspect acted on behalf of BRADCREST INVESTMENTS SA (Panama Republic). In particular, he personally agreed the size of kickbacks with the representatives of SKODA SA and was a signatory to the papers which became the basis for the transfer of funds to the bank accounts of BRADCREST INVESTMENTS SA solely owned by former Ukraine’s MP Martynenko who chaired the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. 3.2 million Swiss francs equivalent to 86.4 million hryvnia were frozen on the company’s account in a Swiss bank at the request of the NABU," the agency said.
The suspect has been placed under 24/7 house arrest. He is also obliged to wear the ankle tracking device and hand over his passports.
NABU detectives started the investigation into the embezzlement of Energoatom's funds worth 6.4 million euros in December 2015. On Oct. 25, 2017, the former MP was served with charge papers under part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (misappropriation, embezzlement or possession of property through abuse of office).
The investigation into the embezzlement of VostGOK's funds worth $17.28 million was also launched in December 2015. On April 20, 2017, the ex-MP and former chairman of the parliamentary committee on fuel and energy complex was served with charge papers under part 3 of article 27, part 4 of article 28, part 5 of article 191 and part 1 of article 255 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (organizing the large-scale embezzlement by a crime ring through abuse of office, creation of a criminal gang for the purpose of committing grave crimes, running such an organization, participating in it and in crimes committed by such an organization).
In November 2017, SAP prosecutor decided to merge the two criminal proceedings into one. Eleven persons have currently been declared suspects in the criminal case. Five of them were placed on the wanted list.
As reported in late 2014, the Swiss prosecutor's office launched investigation against Skoda JS (the nuclear unit of the group) of bribing the head of the Verkhovna Rada committee on fuel and energy complex, Martynenko.
Martynenko was apprehended by NABU agents on the evening of April 20 on charges of the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate through an Austrian intermediary firm.
On April 22, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv ordered that Martynenko be released on bail of Ukrainian parliamentarians.