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 Krymchak suspected of land appropriation worth more than 3.5 million hryvnia, - NABU

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Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have voiced the reason behind the detention of Kyiv City Council member, an ally of ex-mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetskyi Serhii Krymchak and his alleged accomplice.

Censor.NET reports citing NABU press service.

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"A member of Kyiv City Coucil and his alleged accomplice were detained on suspicion of committing crimes under articles 191 and 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the press service said.

The investigation believes that in 2010-2011 Krymchak was a secretary of Kyiv City Council Commission on land relations, through which he had access to data on availability of land plots owned by public. The detectives believe that during that period Krymchak organized a criminal scheme for appropriation of three of them with total worth of more than 3.5 million hryvnia ($134,000).

The detectives believe that the official together with his relative appropriated the land plots in Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv and subsequently legalized their ownership by entering them into charter capital of an organization set by probable accomplice.

NABU is currently investigating the case and searching for more evidence and finding more participants of the corrupt scheme that might have involved other cases. The investigation against Krymchak started back in 2016.

Krymchak was detained on Sept. 13.
 
 
 
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