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Former employees of utility company in Stryi region to be tried for misappropriation of funds

Under the procedural supervision of prosecutors of the Stryi District Prosecutor’s Office, a pre-trial investigation was completed and an indictment was sent to court against two former employees (director and chief engineer) of one of Khodorov’s municipal enterprises. They are charged with misappropriation of property and forgery in office (Article 28(2), Article 366(1), Article 191(3) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The investigation established that the defendants had implemented a criminal scheme to misappropriate funds from the local budget.

For this purpose, a private enterprise was set up, which was directly headed by the chief engineer of the utility company.

Subsequently, with the assistance of the director of the utility company, the “contractor” – a private enterprise previously established by the defendants – entered into a number of fictitious contracts for the performance of various types of work with business entities, including directly with the utility company. These included: – routine maintenance of the sewerage system; – reconstruction of the street sewerage system; – provision of crane services; – installation of a heat meter; – routine maintenance of the water supply system of educational institutions, etc.

However, no work was carried out directly by the business entity. Instead, they were carried out by the forces and means of the utility company on the instructions of the head.

At the same time, the director of the utility company approved the contractor’s acceptance certificates, in which the latter entered knowingly false information.

As a result of such illegal actions, the defendants caused property damage of almost UAH 400 thousand.

The pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings was conducted by investigators of the Stryi District Department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Lviv region under the materials of the SBU Office in Lviv region.

Note: Pursuant to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is presumed innocent of committing a crime and shall not be subjected to criminal punishment until his or her guilt is proved by law and established by a court verdict of guilty.

Information policy department

Lviv Regional Prosecutor’s Office

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