Ex-head of "Ukrekoresurs" was detained for machinations with recycling

Ex-head of "Ukrekoresurs" was detained for machinations with recycling

Olena Yatseno

He is suspected of a crime ten years ago

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office detained the former director of the state-owned enterprise Ukrekoresursy. He is suspected of involvement in the theft of 13.69 million hryvnias.

The detention of the ex-director of Ukrekoresursy, which took place on June 21, the press service reported NABU .

"The investigation has evidence that the former official together with representatives of private structures organized a scheme to purchase submachine guns of improper quality for accepting used plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The actions of all involved were qualified under Part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code, - informs the department.

As NABU detectives found out, in August 2012 the then director of Ukrekoresursy instructed to announce the purchase of 100 submachine guns for the use of used MT-500 packaging.

The fandoms that the company was to supply under the terms of the contract are sophisticated technological devices capable of accepting up to 1,000 plastic bottles and 800 aluminum cans. They are manufactured by the only company registered in the United States - "RecycleTech".

However, instead of negotiating with this manufacturer, Ukrainian entrepreneurs found another company in the United States that sold 100 submachine guns with a capacity of 300 plastic bottles and/or 400 aluminum cans for $ 100,000 (UAH 790,000 at the NBU exchange rate at the time of purchase). Subsequently, according to the examination conducted within the investigation, the fandoms turned out to be unusable.

As a result of illegal actions, the participants of the criminal scheme seized the funds of the state enterprise in the amount of UAH 13.69 million.

To cover up the crime, the participants in the corruption scheme initiated a change in the terms of purchase, which concerned both the technical requirements for fandoms and the order of payments (full prepayment, change in value due to alleged change in the hryvnia to the dollar, etc). An intermediary company, a company registered in Panama, was also involved.

Investigative actions are underway. Detectives identify other possible participants and circumstances of the crime.

It should be noted that Dmytro Radionov held the position of the head of Ukrekoresursy in the period 2012-2014.

We will remind also that in the Kiev region the Security Service of Ukraine exposed and liquidated fraudulent scheme of appropriation of the forest fund more than 1 billion hryvnias.

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