September 20-24, prosecutors Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor's office (SAP) presented the indictment drawn up by detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (National anti-corruption Bureau) of the seven suspects in the misappropriation of UAH 247 million of GP "Administration of seaports of Ukraine".

Prosecutors reported 7 suspect involved in the theft of 250 million tenders ASD

This reports the press service of the anti-corruption Bureau, reports Biznestsentr.

In particular, we are talking about former head of the SE "USPA" (2014-2017), the first Deputy Chairman of SE "USPA" (and 2015 so far), the ex-head of procurement Department at OOO "ASD"-the Chairman of Committee on competitive bidding (2015-2018), the Deputy head of the Odessa branch of SE "ASPU" (at the time of the crime he served as Deputy head of procurement Department at OOO "ASD" – the Secretary of competitive bidding Committee), the Director of "Technoliteracy Nikolaev", the beneficiary OOO "Technoliteracy Nikolaev", as well as the beneficiary of non-resident company (company-participant of the crime).

The actions of these individuals qualified under part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal code of Ukraine ("acquisition of property by abuse of official position in especially large sizes").

In addition, the beneficiary OOO "Technoliteracy Nikolaev", the beneficiary of non-resident company and a representative of non-resident companies have also been accused of committing crimes under part 3, part 4 of article 358 of the criminal code of Ukraine ("Forgery and use of official documents on preliminary arrangement by group of persons"). The last person has to cooperate with the investigation and gave razoblachitelnye testimony.

"The same way he entered and ex-Deputy Chairman of SE "USPA", admitting his guilt (in a criminal offense under part 2 St. 367 criminal code of Ukraine – "the non-performance or improper performance of official duties, which entailed grave consequences"). He gave incriminating statements and had to pay damages in the amount of 734,1 ths caused by its activities", – stated in the message.

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As has established a consequence, officials of the SE "USPA" in collusion with private persons for the 2015-2016 implemented the scheme for the acquisition of baskets of GP during public procurement of services for the dredging of the approach channels and waters of Berdyansk and Mariupol sea ports.

We are talking about committing anti-competitive actions to ensure victory in advance of a particular bidder in a tender and further inflating the value of completed works.

As a result, the state (represented by the SE "USPA") damages in the amount of 247 million UAH. This amount is confirmed by the conclusion it is judicial-economic examination and other materials of criminal proceedings.

The investigation of the facts by the detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau began in December of 2015.

In January-February 2018 persons, involved, according to investigators, the implementation of corruption schemes, it is reported about suspicion.

In April 2018 the suspect notified of the completion of the investigation and granted access to the case file for review.

In September-November 2017 the fact of anticompetitive concerted actions of officials of USPA and representatives of a number of companies of the bidders in the procurement of services for dredging confirmed the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine by the enterprises-participants of fines totaling more than UAH 100 million.

In July 2018, the Economic court of Kyiv at the suit of the National Bureau nullified the contract for dredging between the SE "ASPU" and OOO "Technoliteracy Nikolaev" in the amount of 712 million.

As reported, at the beginning of year investigators of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (National anti-corruption Bureau) conducted the searches on the territory of Odesa, Mykolaiv regions and in Kiev in the investigation of possible abuses in Berdyansk and Mariupol sea ports in 2015-2016.

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