"Ukrnafta" case: the suspect was released on bail

“Ukrnafta” case: the suspect was released on bail

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The higher anti-corruption court released Oleksandr Golub on bail of UAH 4.96 million. He is suspected of involvement in the embezzlement of over UAH 13.3 billion from Ukrnafta PJSC.

Such a decision was made on September 5 by the investigator of the VAKS judge Andriy Bitsyuk, the journalist “Slovo i Dilo” reports from the courtroom.

8 persons were informed about the suspicion in the case of “Ukrnafta” – NABUOn September 2, 2022, NABU and SAP reported the suspicion of the seizure of property and funds of PJSC “Ukrnafta” (50%+1 share belongs to the state JSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”) in the amount of more than UAH 13.3 billion to 8 persons.
September 2, 2022, 7:19 p.m

“Reject the request. Apply to the suspect Oleksandr Golub a preventive measure in the form of bail in the amount of 2,000 subsistence minimums, which is 4,962,000 hryvnias”the judge announced.

He was entrusted with already existing duties, namely: to arrive at the first call; notify about a change of residence and/or work; not to leave Kremenchuk, Poltava region without permission; refrain from communicating with witnesses and other suspects; hand in foreign passports and wear an electronic bracelet.

It will be recalled that NABU established that 71 contracts for the supply of oil products with a total value of UAH 3.48 billion were concluded between Ukrnafta and the Kotlas company in violation of the company’s charter and the law “On joint-stock companies”. As a result of the auction for the sale of crude oil conducted by Ukrnafta in 2015, Kotlas LLC was recognized as one of the winners. A contract was concluded with the company for the sale of oil for a total value of more than UAH 3 billion, but its delivery was not paid for and postponed based on a corresponding letter from Kotlas officials. According to the version of the investigation, in the subsequent supply of oil, they never paid, taking possession of it and disposing of it at their own discretion.

Later, in July 2015, new contracts were concluded between “Ukrnafta” and “Kotlas”, but already for the supply by the private company “Ukrnafta” of petroleum products in the total amount of UAH 3.4 billion. Despite the lack of payment from Kotlas for the supply of crude oil, Ukrnafta transferred UAH 3.4 billion in advance to the company. According to the charter of PJSC “Ukrnafta”, the decision to conclude sales contracts for an amount exceeding UAH 50 million falls within the competence of the company’s supervisory board. However, according to a preliminary conspiracy between the officials of Ukrnafta and Kotlas, contracts for the supply of oil products were broken into smaller ones – the value of each did not exceed UAH 50 million.

NABU appealed to the court to declare such agreements invalid, as they were concluded in violation of the law.

The appellate court partially satisfied the claim and declared invalid 60 out of 71 contracts concluded between Ukrnafta and Kotlas for a total amount of UAH 2.94 billion. The Supreme Court left this decision unchanged. However, the Kotlas company continues to try to revise these decisions.

In February 2020, NABU Director Artem Sytnyk reported that detectives had prepared drafts of suspicions in the Ukrnafta case. However, the SAP returned these documents to NABU. Later, the anti-corruption law enforcement agencies spoke about the progress of the investigation into the Ukrnafta case.

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Fuente: Slovoidilo.ua

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