Searches in the Ministry of justice conducted by the National anti-corruption Bureau on the morning of December 8, associated with the case of possible embezzlement of more than 54 million UAH. This is videokommentar published on the website of the NAB, said the head of the detectives Bureau Alexander Karev.
He noted that June 1, 2017, the Bureau had registered criminal proceedings on the fact of possible abuses by officials of the Ministry of justice of his official position (part 2 of article 364 of the criminal code).
“In the specified criminal proceedings the consequence is a possible illegal embezzlement of more than $ 54 million UAH with the direct participation of officers of justice,” said Karev.
According to him, on 7 December, the NEB received information that one part of the documents requested by the investigators from the Ministry in the investigation of the case, destroyed and thrown into the trash in one of the offices of the Ministry of justice and the other taken outside the Department.
As a result, the Office staff came in this morning to the Ministry of justice to hold office a search before the cleaning lady will take the trash out of the basket, said Karev.
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“Indeed, in the trash, we found the fragments of the documents, due to temporary access and withdrawal in the framework of the definition of the investigative judge,” – said the detective.
Also NABOO on the basis of a court decision conducted a search in the apartment of the head of the Secretariat of the Ministry of justice and found there is a significant portion of original documents – evidence in criminal proceedings.
Kareev said that the searches were carried out in accordance with the provisions of the CCP, with continuous video recording and in the presence of witnesses. He added that during a search in the apartment of an official of the Ministry of justice at the latter’s invitation there were five lawyers.
8 December 2017, Deputy Minister of justice Natalia Bernatsky said that the detectives NAB came with a search warrant in the justice Ministry allegedly without a court order. In this regard, the Ministry appealed to the GPU with a statement “about crime.”
NABU also said that he came to the Ministry of justice with urgent searched because of fears that a suspect of corruption in official agencies may have time to destroy required for the investigation documents.
Video: YouTube / NABU