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 NABU detained Trade Commodity investor Trofymenko (updated)

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Investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) have detained Trade Commodity investor Volodymyr Trofymenko.

The company's press service told Censor.NET.

The press service said Trofymenko was taken to NABU offices at Surikova Street.

The detention took place at Volodymyrska Street. Trofymenko was together with company's attorney Vitalii Kasko.

Kasko accompanied Trofymenko to questioning in NABU.

During the press conference earlier on Monday, Adamovskyi and Trofymenko accused NABU of groundlessness of the case it initiated against Trade Commodity.

Read more: "No law violations; fuel price went up due to market price fluctuations," - Kasko on fuel scandal in MoD

Earlier Oct. 16, it was reported that member of the Board of Transparency International Ukraine, partner in Vasyl Kisil and Partners law firm Vitalii Kasko gave up his membership in the organization in order to be able to represent Trade Commodity company in court hearings on its alleged involvement in corruption schemes with Defense Ministry.

Even earlier, on Oct. 11, 2017 NABU detectives together with SAP prosecutors conducted a number of raids that resulted in detention of two people suspected of embezzlement: deputy defense minister and director of State Procurement and Material Supplies Department. Later, it was reported that the detained deputy minister of defense is Lieutenant General Ihor Pavlovskyi.

Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing later that the prosecutors will ask for arrest and a bail in amount of one third of the damage inflicted, i.e. 149 million hryvnia.

The detention of the Defense Ministry officials was commented by the president, who said he would not allow anyone stealing from the army.
 
 
 
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