The higher anti-corruption court closed the criminal proceedings on the accusation of People’s Deputy Yaroslav Dubnevych in organizing the seizure of over UAH 93 million of the “Production Support Center” branch of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” with the participation of other persons.
Olesya Chemerys, the head of the communications department of VAKS, informed the journalist “Slovo i Dilo” about this.
“The panel of judges really closed the specified criminal proceedings. The full text of the decision will be announced on September 13”she said.
As you know, in the case people’s deputy Dubnevich is accused (of organizing the appropriation of funds); Eduard Pushkarenko, his former assistant, first deputy head of the “Production Support Center” branch of UZ; chairman of the board of PJSC “Dnipropetrovsk Shooting Plant” Serhii Taranenko and his deputy Valery Kryachko; Anton Shevchenko, former founder of Argo LLC; Director of KRT Corporation LLC Oleg Misiong; Andriy Stepanenko, head of the track superstructure department of the “Production Support Center” branch of UZ, and two employees of this department, Tetiana Klepak and Oksana Zakharevich.
On October 31, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada supported all three submissions of the Prosecutor General regarding Dubnevich. Later, the people’s deputy was charged with suspicion, and the court took him into custody with an alternative bail of UAH 90 million. This money was deposited for him and he was released from the pre-trial detention center under duty. The investigation in Dubnevich’s case was completed.
It will be recalled that, according to the investigation, People’s Deputy Dubnevich is allegedly the organizer of the embezzlement scheme of 93.2 million hryvnias of the “Production Support Center” branch of PJSC UZ during the supply of goods at inflated prices in 2015-2017. According to the detectives, as the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport, he allegedly organized and created the conditions for the purchase of track elements at the expense of the UZ enterprise, in violation of the legal procedure, at inflated prices. According to the investigation, instead of a negotiated procurement procedure, the People’s Deputy organized open bidding procedures with the involvement of controlled enterprises – Argo LLC and KRT Corporation LLC, which caused losses in the amount of UAH 93.28 million.