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 NABU apprehends high-level official for embezzlement of UAH 14 million. PHOTOS

On Thursday, Feb. 18, during a planned operation by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, director of the State Innovation Financial-Credit Institution was apprehended at his workplace on suspicion of embezzlement of state property in especially large amounts (more than UAH 14 million (approx. $514,000)) by abusing his office (part 5, article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

On the same day, the apprehended official was notified of suspicion under article 278 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and furnished the measure of restraint in the form of up to 60 days detention, Censor.NET reports citing NABU press service.

The judge has also set a bail amounting to 10,000 minimal wages (UAH 13.78 million (approx. $505,745)).

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The pre-trial investigation is supervised by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office. Investigative activities to establish persons in whose favor the suspect alienated state property are underway. An indictment will soon be filed to court.

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