The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine is investigating the activities of officials of the Odessa customs of the Public fiscal service, which from November 2015 to November 2016, may have created the conditions for the registration of customs declarations for import to Ukraine of goods at low cost, and has conducted over 60 searches in the Kiev, Odessa and Lviv regions.
According to the Office of public relations and media General Prosecutor’s office on Friday, was a pre-trial investigation under part 2 of article 364 (abuse of power or official position) and part 3 St. 368 (acceptance of an offer, promise or obtaining illegal benefit by the official) Criminal code of Ukraine.
As a result of criminal actions was underestimated, the fee charged to the state budget, the state suffered a loss of 6.92 million UAH .
Press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larisa Sargan reported that the investigation conducted by the Investigating Department on investigation of especially important cases of General investigation Department of the Prosecutor General together with the operational staff of the Main Directorate for combating corruption and organized crime SBU.
She also denied the information of the former head of the Odessa customs Yulia Marushevskaya about trying the search in her apartment by the SBU and the Prosecutor General. “Searches in housing Y. Marushevskaya was conducted. The investigation is ongoing,” wrote L. Sarhan on his page on the social network Facebook.
As earlier reported, on Wednesday, Yulia Marushevska on his page in Facebook wrote: “the SBU and the General Prosecutor’s office trying to conduct searches in my apartment. All this in a period when I am on a business trip and are a speaker at the Freedom Forum. Came within an unknown criminal proceedings. Parallel searches are carried out at Roman Bakhovskyy, who led the open customs space”.
The former official believes that the way it wants to exert pressure. “Take it as pressure from the current government and the response to yesterday’s arrest of NABOO SFS head of the Roman Nasirov. I want to say that will not succumb to this pressure. The current government is repeating the mistakes of the regime of Yanukovych,” – wrote Yulia Marushevska.