The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine conducts searches in offices and at enterprises of PJSC Ukrgasdobycha. This was reported by press service of the company on the official Facebook page.
“Dear partners and colleagues, we apologize for the inconvenience in the preparation of documents and agreements – in offices and enterprises of the society are searched GPU. The room is not locked, because the employees of GWL contribute to the work of investigators, equipment and means of communication they have also not yet removed”, – stated in the message.
The company said that searches are carried out in connection with the investigation of 2012-2014.
“Today a number of investigations on suspicion of money laundering and forgery. Several dozen demonstrations throughout Ukraine. There are a number of companies with signs of fictitiousness and suspected embezzlement of funds in especially large sizes”, – said today at a press conference, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.
We will remind, on June 15, detectives NABOO and prosecutors SAP, within investigation of corruption schemes on the resale of gas produced under the joint activities with Ukrgazvydobuvannia, made 37 searches in Lviv, Dnieper and Kiev.
The result of the operation detained 10 people suspected of involvement in the gas circuit, and arrested them for 60 days.
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On the same day, a Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office sent to the GPU performance on removal of inviolability from the people’s Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko.
He is suspected of organizing a criminal group and causing the state losses amounting to about UAH 3 bn by the withdrawal of money from the company. In the case of a court and proof of fault to it threatens from 7 till 12 years of imprisonment.
Earlier, Naftogaz of Ukraine appealed to law enforcement bodies with the request to protect the state company Ukrgasdobycha from political pressure by unscrupulous businessmen and their lobbyists in the government.
Help. PJSC ukrgasvydobuvannya, the largest gas company of Ukraine. The company consists of 4 lesopromishleny control Shebelinkagazvydobuvannya, Poltavahazvydobuvannia, Kharkovgazoborudovaniye and Lvovgazdobycha. 100% of the shares owned by Naftogaz of Ukraine. The profit of the subsidiary at the end of 2015 is expected to reach 661 million.
Prokhorenko was appointed to head the company in June last year. His candidacy was selected at the competition. He graduated from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, worked in several international companies, in particular, McKinsey&Company, where he was responsible for Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caspian region and Central East.
The Prosecutor’s office of Kiev in the end of 2015 investigated the application of losses to former senior management of the company at the conclusion of the 2014 contracts with companies Brownell Trade LP and West Trading&Marketing Oil (Panama) to export 24 million tons of gasoline at a lower price.