The Appellate Chamber of the High Anti-Corruption Court upheld the sentence of Andriy Rachkov, the former first deputy general director of the State Research and Design Institute of Titan, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
This was reported by the press service of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
“On September 22, 2022, the AP VAKS left unchanged the verdict of the VAKS, by which the former first deputy general director of the SE “State Research and Design Institute of Titanium” was found guilty under Part 5 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. After hearing the arguments of the parties, the court made a decision rejecting the appeals of the prosecutor and the defense, and left the verdict of the court of first instance unchanged.– informs SAP.
The decision of the Court of Appeal takes legal effect from the moment of its announcement and can be appealed in the cassation procedure to the Supreme Court within three months.
As you know, on April 20, Rachkov was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison with the deprivation of the right to hold office for a period of 3 years, with the confiscation of all his property. The court also satisfied the civil lawsuit and ordered to collect UAH 10 million from the accused Rachkov in favor of the Titanium Institute.
From “Word and deed”: we note that Rachkov fled abroad and is hiding from the court. He was declared wanted and tried in absentia. Magistrates recently revoked his bail because of the escape.
It will be recalled that, according to the indictment, Rachkov, abusing his official position, caused damage to the Titanium Institute in the amount of 1.258 million dollars. According to the investigation, the former official in collusion with other persons during 2012-2013 ensured that the Institute of Titanium transferred 1.258 million dollars to a foreign company (British Virgin Islands) for works and services that, as the investigation found, were not actually provided.