Five state officials in Ukraine charged with official embezzlement

Five state officials in Ukraine charged with official embezzlementThe Head Military Prosecutor's Office reported on suspicion of committing a large scale embezzlement by five officials of the Ministry of Defense during the implementation of the public procurement of special means of individual protection for the Armed Forces of Ukraine needs.

According to the website of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, five former and current heads of department of public procurement and supply of material resources of the Ministry of Defense have been suspected of committing crimes, including serious and very serious, provided paragraph 5 Article 191 (misappropriation, embezzlement of property or seizure of them by malpractice), paragraph 2, Article 367 (negligence), paragraph 3 Article 425 (negligent attitude to military service) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

According to the pre-trial investigation, the suspects, abusing official duties or due to negligent attitude to military service and violating the Tax Code requirements, in May and October 2014, signed a number of contracts for the supply of bullet-proof vests and helmets for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and payment documents, in which the value-added tax was illegally added to the price.
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