Prosecutors will ask the court to elect the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov, the measure of restraint in the form of detention with possibility of bail in the amount of 50 million UAH. The head of the Specialized anti-corruption prosecutors Nazar Golodnitsky told reporters at a briefing on Wednesday, February 14.
The official recalled that yesterday, February 13 in the proceedings on misappropriation of budget funds through the sale of the Odessa city Council building of the former factory “region” was detained three people, and today – Trukhanov and his Deputy Paul Vogelman. The latter are now in NABOO, which they carry out investigations.
“The Prosecutor’s office will petition for the election of the mayor of Odessa remand in custody with a bail of 50 million UAH”, – said Holodnitsky.
He added that Vogelman SAP will ask for the arrest of the law of pledge in the amount of 30 million UAH for each of the other defendants in the case – also the arrest of a right of pledge in 10 million UAH.
The head of the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office said that in the case of “Crane” reported on suspicion of eight persons, five officials of the Odessa city Council (including the mayor and his Deputy), the two founders and managers of private enterprises involved, according to investigators, in this scheme, and the appraiser of property. The official said that six of the eight have been detained, “two of them are still looking for.”
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According to Golodnitsky, most likely, the case will be considered Solomensky regional court of Kiev. Head of SAP hopes that the meeting will take place today since the motion of the measure of restraint Trukhanov is already in the court; it is also expected the introduction of the petition on Vugelman.
February 14, 2018 in Borispol airport border guards detained the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov and his Deputy, Paul Vogelman and handed them over to the staff of the NABOO. Both officials appear in criminal proceedings of anti-corruption Bureau of assignment and property waste.
In the fall of 2016, the city of Odessa purchased the building of the former factory “region” for 185 million UAH from the private structure, which in early 2016, she purchased this set at auction for 11.5 million UAH. The NEB has made to 185 million UAH on the accounts of the Bank “Pivdenny” was arrested, but there are constant attempts to lift the arrest.
Odessa media reported that such fraud was allegedly involved Trukhanov. In the fall of 2017, he was questioned NABOO as a witness.
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