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 SAP requests 5M hryvnia in bail against detained Oleksandr Avakov, ex-Deputy Interior Minister Chebotar, - Kholodnytskyi. PHOTO

The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) drafted motions on restrictive measures against three suspects in the case of possible embezzlement of public funds while procuring backpacks for the Interior Ministry.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, SAP Head Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing.

The law enforcer said the prosecutor's office was going to request the court to take the three suspects into custody with the right to post a bail.

The agency requests to impose 5 million hryvnia in bail on Former Deputy Interior Minister Serhii Chebotar and the same amount on Interior Minister's son Oleksandr Avakov. The bail requested for Kharkiv entrepreneur Volodymyr Lytvyn amounts to 4 million hryvnia.

SAP requests 5M hryvnia in bail against detained Oleksandr Avakov, ex-Deputy Interior Minister Chebotar, - Kholodnytskyi 01

The investigators believe these individuals were involved in shipping a batch of backpacks to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in 2015 at a price significantly exceeding their reasonable value. The pre-trial investigation found that the goods were not delivered in due time and, moreover, did not meet the requirements set by the Interior Ministry which resulted in losses worth more than 14 million hryvnia.

Oct. 31, the NABU carried out searches at the premises owned by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov's son Oleksandr.

Watch more: Three individuals including former deputy interior minister detained on embezzlement charges, - NABU. VIDEO

The hidden camera footage published last February showed a person looking like Interior Minister Arsen Avakov's son Oleksandr and a person who looked like former Deputy Interior Minister Serhii Chebotar discussing supply of a batch of backpacks for the law enforcement agency detachments at an inflated price.

The footage of conversation was dated December 2014 while the Ministry of Internal Affairs actually purchased backpacks for 16.5 million hryvnia as early as in February 2015.

Interior Minister Avakov refuted all allegations of his family members' involvement in the procurement of backpacks.

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine brought indictments against two persons of interest in the so-called 'backpacks case'.
 
 
 
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