Censor.NET reports citing the SBU press service.
The officials are reported to have appropriated funds of state and municipal budgets allocated for the construction, maintenance, overhaul and routine repair of roads of the capital city, as well as the reconstruction of transportation nodes, repair of interquarter driveways and adjacent territories.
Almost 300 million hryvnia ($11.060 million) was siphoned to accounts of fictitious firms in 2016 alone.
Law enforcers raided the offices of Kyivavtodor, contractor companies, fictitious firms involved in the fraud, and apartments of the suspects.
The SBU has seized documents confirming illegal business transactions, draft records, computer equipment, stamps of commercial entities involved in the said transactions, and almost four million hryvnia of unaccounted funds.
A criminal proceeding has been launched under article 191 (misappropriation, embezzlement or seizure of property through abuse of office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.