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 One of defendants in Onyshchenko case admitted guilt and will pay 30 million hryvnia to Ukrhazvydobuvannia

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The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has delivered a verdict on one of the defendants in the so-called "gas case" against MP Onyshchenko. The defendant agreed to cooperate with the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) and to pay 30 million hryvnia in compensation to Ukrhazvydobuvannia.

Censor.NET reports citing the court sentence of July 19.

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According to the materials of the case, defendant Yurii Dubynskyi, in collusion with a group of persons, organized acquisition of a share in shell companies used to launder money received from the sale of natural gas by operators of joint activities of PJSC Ukrhazvydobuvannia at reduced prices. The damage to the state is estimated at more than 740 million hryvnia ($28.68 million).

It has been found that Dubynskyi received a fee of 30 million hryvnia for his services from people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko.

Initially, Dubynskyi was also charged with creating a criminal organization, money laundering, and property embezzlement. But Dubynskyi claims he did not know that it was a matter of seizing the funds of Ukrhazvydobuvannia.

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As a result, he was found guilty only of fake entrepreneurship. Dubynskyi unconditionally admitted his guilt, as well as the lawsuit of Ukrhazvydobuvannia worth 30 million hryvnia. Dubynskyi has been obliged to transfer money to the account of the state company within a month. As a punishment, he must pay 85 thousand hryvnia in fine.

As reported, Yurii Dubynskyi was the founder of Kalyna gas stations, also owned by Vadym Shlenchak, former deputy head of Ukrhazvydobuvannia administration. Shlenchak is also one of the defendants in the "gas case"; he has not yet been convicted.
 
 
 
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