Uzhgorod officials face imprisonment for theft of more than 550,000 UAH of budget funds

28 May 2014 13:24  9870605 071460
Uzhgorod officials face imprisonment for theft of more than 550,000 UAH of budget funds

Officers of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region revealed another criminal offense in the area of public funds ​​theft.

Officials of the two state cultural institutions, in the period from 2011 to 2013, squandered the budget funds that were available to them, totaling over 550,000 UAH. Their actions, namely the conclusion of unprofitable public property insurance agreements, were lobbied by officials at the regional level.

- The Financial Investigation Department of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in the Transcarpathian region initiated the pre-trial investigation over embezzlement of state property on a large scale by malpractice, on the grounds of criminal offenses referred to in Part 4 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The measures to identify persons involved in the embezzlement of public funds are being taken. According to the relevant article, the commission of this criminal offense shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of five to eight years - Mykhailo Shukost - the Acting Deputy Chief - the Chief of the Financial Investigation Department of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in the Transcarpathian region said.

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