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 Deputy Director of state owned mine arrested trying to flee to occupied territories, - Interior Ministry

The Deputy Director of the State Enterprise Krasnoarmiiskvuhillia, who was arrested for misappropriation of public funds and subsequently freed on bail of 200,000 hryvnia, has been re-arrested for abuse of office.

The damage he has inflicted to the State amounts to over 15 million hryvnia (about $652,000), Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.

The financial fraud of the perpetrator was revealed by the law enforcers in April 2015. It was found that the official concluded simulated contract for purchase of mining equipment in the amount of 50 million hryvnia (about $2,174,000). The seller has received the first payment in the amount of five million hryvnia later. The law enforcers prevented further embezzlement by the perpetrator.

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The Interior Ministry told that the suspect was taken into custody for embezzlement through abuse of office in late May.

The person of interest was released from custody Aug. 13 after his relatives posted a bail of 200,000 hryvnia (about $9,000). The man had planned to hide from law enforcement agencies in the occupied territory.

However, law enforcement officers prevented the attempt. They found another fact of the perpetrator's illegal activity during the pre-trial investigation. It was established that the official had concluded an agreement for the supply of a certain type of coal, which sale is prohibited by law. The enterprise had never received payment for the sold goods. The actual damage was worth 10.5 million hryvnia (about $456,000).

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The suspect was detained Aug. 14 attempting to cross the demarcation line with the temporarily occupied territory.

The perpetrator was again taken into custody for commission of criminal offense under Part 2 of the Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Abuse of office".

The detainee faces up to 12 years in prison with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years, and seizure of property.

He was levied a 1,000,000 hryvnia bale this time.

 
 
 
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