Chervonozavodsky regional court of Kharkov chose a measure of restraint in the form of a round-the-clock house arrest wearing an electronic bracelet for two suspects in the misappropriation of 87 million UAH of budgetary funds – the Deputy head of Zaporizhzhya regional Council and his brother. About it reports a press-service GPU.
Now the question on election of a preventive measure for the third person involved in this production – the Director of one of the utilities of Melitopol. The Prosecutor’s office insists on house arrest.
“In order to avoid political speculations on the part of one of the parliamentary factions about the alleged political persecution in the Zaporozhye region, Kharkiv investigators of Prosecutor’s office made the decision about publication of an audio and photographic content about the involvement of suspects in the embezzlement of budget funds”, – stated in the message.
On 21 December, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that the law enforcement officers conducted 30 searches in Zaporozhye in proceedings on suspicion of the Deputy head of Zaporizhzhya regional Council, the leader of a regional cell of party Self-help Vladislav Marchenko of corruption.
Self-help in the arrest of the heads of regional and city organizations of political power called “political repression”.
The defendants in the case have affected the results of public procurement of the municipal enterprises of Zaporozhye in the amount of more than UAH 130 million, said the SBU.
Within open criminal proceedings, law enforcement officers found that the Deputy head of the regional Council together with the Vice-mayor of Zaporozhye has developed a mechanism of appropriation of money in conducting public procurement by the utilities in the region.
According to the SBU, the suspects artificially formed conditions of the bidding to win the controlled businesses.
“For 2017, the defendants in the case have affected the results of public procurement of the municipal enterprises of Zaporozhye in the amount of 130 million. Then the money was laundered through the conversion center was transferred to the accounts of fictitious firms and appropriated by the organizers of the scheme”, – stated in the message security services.