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 NABU serves indictment against Martynenko

National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) detectives have served an indictment against former Ukrainian lawmaker Mykola Martynenko.

A Censor.NET correspondent reports.

Read more: Martynenko suspected of embezzling $17M, - Kholodnytskyi

Lawyer Petro Boiko said that investigative actions against Martynenko are still underway. Martynenko will stay at a remand facility overnight, and on Friday, April 21, court will decide on a preventive measure.

Former People's Front MP Mykola Martynenko was apprehended by NABU agents on the evening of April 20.

As reported, the NABU is investigating the acceptance by representatives of the Ukrainian government of 30 million francs in bribe in 2009-2015 for ensuring the purchase of equipment by Ukraine's state-owned energy producer Enerhoatom from the Czech company Skoda JS. In December 2015, Martynenko, one of the then leaders of the People's Front faction, quit the parliament following the launch of a probe against him. Even earlier, Martynenko headed the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety.

Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi said that between 2013 and 2016 a criminal organization consisting of the executives of Skhidnyi (Eastern) Mineral Processing Plant SE, the leadership of STEUERMANN Investitions und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, and a group of persons who were in control of the said enterprises, including Mykola Martynenko, embezzled funds of the plant in the amount of $17.28 million through improper conclusion and subsequent execution of a contract for the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate.
 
 
 
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