Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv chose a pre-trial restraint against Mykola Shchurykov, the deputy CEO of the Odesa Port Plant PJSC, in the form of a 60-day custody with an alternative to post bail in the amount of 40.58 million hryvnia (approx. $1.63 million).
The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office claims that arresting Shchurykov will prevent him from putting pressure on witnesses as well as fleeing Ukraine.
According to the prosecution, Shchurykov was apprehended on charges of a particularly serious criminal offense - a large-scale embezzlement of OPP's funds in the amount of 205.181 million hryvnia (approx. $8.256 million) - by prior conspiracy with a group of persons, abusing his official position.
As reported, July 14, Naftohaz first deputy CEO Pereloma and Odesa Port Plant deputy CEO Shchurykov were apprehended on charges of embezzlement of public funds and OPP's property.
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