Armed Forces officers with accomplices stole fuel from military unit in amount of more than $370,000

State Bureau of Investigations

State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), together with employees of the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police, exposed an organized criminal group that systematically appropriated and sold fuel and lubricants belonging to a military unit in the Kyiv region. The press service of the SBI reports.

It is noted that the head of the rear of one of the military units organized a criminal group of separate military personnel and civilians, which established a mechanism for writing off, misappropriation and sale of fuel and lubricants received to provide for the 96th Kyiv Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through a network of private Gas station.

“During 2018-2020, the criminal group appropriated fuel and lubricants of the Armed Forces for a total amount of more than $370,000,” the report said.

On Friday, May 15, while exporting 15 tons of stolen fuel, investigators of the State Security Bureau detained three members of the criminal group in accordance with Art. 208 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine.

A pre-trial investigation is carried out on the facts of extortion that caused large-scale property damage, as well as the abduction by military personnel of military property through abuse of official position (part 3 of article 189 and part 3 of article 410 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

In the case of proof of guilt, the participants in the criminal group face a sentence of imprisonment for a term of 5 to 12 years.

As we reported before, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office completed an investigation against the former embezzlement of the Administration of the Ukrainian seaports of Ukraine on the construction of the berth of Odesa seaport

(C)112UA 2020

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