The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office have completed investigating criminal proceedings on suspicion of an official of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine bribing the internal auditor of the Ministry of Defense for UAH 24 million.
This was reported by the NABU press service.
“NABU and SAP have completed a pre-trial investigation into the head of a structural unit of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, suspected of proposing the transfer of UAH 24 million in illegal benefits to influence the results of the Defense Ministry’s audit. The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 3 of Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On June 2, the defense opened the materials of the criminal proceedings for review before sending the indictment to the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. “– informs the department.
According to Slovo i Dilo, the suspect in the case is Dmytro Komakha, deputy head of the Office of Military Representations and head of the department of control over military missions of the Ministry of Defense.
We will remind, NABU and SAP reported about suspicion to the official of the Ministry of Defense. According to NABU, in the spring of 2021 the said MoD official promised to transfer UAH 16.8 million to the director of the MoD’s internal audit department from a commercial company. This company is carrying out work on the reconstruction of the underground part of the building of one of the central departments under the Unified Security Center for the Ministry of Defense within the framework of the state defense order.
According to the investigation, the funds were intended for a positive audit opinion on the compliance, completeness and quality of the equipment supplied by the commercial company to the terms of the state contract. The official of the military missions department estimated his “services” at UAH 7 million, which is exactly what he was to receive for his “mediation” between the commercial company and the director of the internal audit department. In total it is about 24 million UAH.
According to NABU, a positive conclusion of the audit would allow a private company to receive the full amount of payment under the contract, the total value of which is over UAH 400 million, and apply for the conclusion of subsequent contracts for other parts of the system. The investigation is ongoing, possible other participants in the crime are being identified. He was later given bail as a precautionary measure.