Ukraine had a record to recover in budget collateral in especially large amounts. As the President of Ukraine office reported in social networks, by decision of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court, UAH 30 million (about $ 1.1 million) and 35 million (about $ 1.3 million) were collected in state revenue collateral.
According to the report, 30 million UAH was contributed by the person involved in the criminal case, whom the NABU suspects of organizing a corruption scheme for the seizure of apartments of the National Guard. Who is involved in this case is not reported. But from open sources it is known that it was such a sum in the form of a pledge that was determined by the court as a preventive measure to the ex-people’s deputy, businessman Maksym Mykytas, who in 2019 was declared suspected of taking possession of the National Guard property more than 81 million UAH.
Therefore, UAH 35 million of UAH 70 million that he paid as bail was confiscated to the budget. In addition, the court satisfied the Prosecutor’s appeal to increase the amount of bail to UAH 76 million. The remaining amount of the bail in the amount of more than UAH 40 million has already been paid to the court account. the investigations also revealed that the suspect – organizer of the corruption scheme related to the illegal customs clearance of goods imported into Ukraine violated the legal requirements and did not pass the passport of foreign state, NABU Reported.
Regarding this case, it is reported that in November 2019, NABU detectives personally handed a notice of suspicion to the probable head of a criminal organization that specialized in frauds with customs clearance of goods imported to Ukraine at low prices. In total, the state was damaged by 77.7 million UAH by 11 people, including 7 officials of one of the Territorial Customs Service and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
We are talking about the Odessa businessman Vadim Alperin, who is called “king of smuggling”. Interestingly, after collecting from him 34 million UAH,he made an additional 41 million hryvnas as collateral.
The President’s Office notes that these were the first cases in this country in the collection of collateral of this size. “The President’s office sincerely believes that soon the citizens of Ukraine will see more paregraphs in cases of top corruption. After all, the “VAX” was created specifically to overcome corruption among officials, ” President’s Office on Facebook.