On September 23, 2022, NABU and SAP informed the current mayor of one of the settlements of the Kyiv region about the suspicion of causing more than UAH 8.7 million in damages to the territorial community. It is about the purchase of an unfinished building at the expense of the local budget at an inflated price. Two more participants in the corruption scheme – the real estate owner and the appraiser – were also informed about the suspicion.
“The investigation established that in 2018 the owner of the unfinished building proposed to the mayor to purchase this real estate for the city’s needs for UAH 24 million, which significantly exceeded the price offers at that time. The official was aware of the realities, however, he accepted the offer. However, in order to implement it , it was necessary to resort to a number of illegal actions, namely, to ensure the falsification of the property valuation report and, using his official position, to mislead the specialized commissions of the city council and its deputies so that they would vote for the allocation of funds from the local budget for the purchase of unfinished buildings. That the mayor and provided,” the message says.
The examination conducted as part of the investigation established an illegal overpayment of more than UAH 8.73 million.
The mayor’s actions were qualified under Part 2 of Article 364, Part 4. Art. 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, his accomplice-owner of the unfinished building under Part 5 of Art. 27, Part 2 of Art. 364, Part 4 of Art. 27, Part 2 of Art. 358, Part 4 of Art. 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The appraiser is accused of committing a criminal offense provided for in Part 2 of Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Since the whereabouts of the owner of the unfinished building is unknown, he was informed about the suspicion in absentia.