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 PGO intends to start investigating embezzlement of funds allocated by US to reform agency

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) intends to launch investigation into embezzlement of funds allocated by the U.S. to reform the agency.

Member of the Prosecutor General's Office Vladyslav Kutsenko said at a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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According to him, the Prosecutor General's Office has received relevant inquiries from the Verkhovna Rada deputies. In addition, about 50 MPs appealed to the U.S. Senate.

"We have plenty of questions where the funds allocated for the reform implementation but never transferred to our bank account have gone. The information will be registered in the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations," he said.

He noted that the criminal proceedings were filed into embezzlement of $200,000 in one case and $2 million in the other.

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"Members of the Prosecutor General's Office, our senior officials, who have been in charge of the reform, will be questioned," he added.

Kutsenko said that the case would be initiated under Article 191 (misappropriation, embezzlement of property through abuse of office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
 
 
 
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