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 NABU opened 245 cases worth 23B in eight months of operation; 10 percent of cases are in court, - Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Shymkiv

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) opened 245 criminal proceedings on corrupt activities worth more than 23 billion hryvnia ($884 million) during eight months of operation, from Dec. 4, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by secretary of the National Reform Council, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Dmytro Shymkiv at a news conference in Kyiv.

He said 411.07 million hryvnia, $75.45 million, and 7.1 million euros were frozen for the purposes of the investigation. As of late July 2016, 94 land plots, 37 apartments, 13 houses, and 37 vehicles, including two jets, were also attached.

Shymkiv said stock worth of more than $75 million was attached over the period indicated.

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The official said the NABU staff currently comprises 537 detectives out of 700 stipulated by the legislation.

Only 25 criminal investigation materials, Shymkiv said, have been passed to courts. 100 persons have been served notices of suspicion.
 
 
 
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