19.04.16 12:46

SBU exposed UAH 20 million scheme by Ukrposhta officials

The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed a large-scale graft organized by officials of Ukrposhta, Ukraine's major state-owned postal service enterprise.

Censor.NET reports referring to SBU press center.

"Two heads of regional and the head of a central office of the state enterprise have set up a scheme to benefit from Ukrposhta corporate clients. The officials have registered a shell company in order to receive payments from several large commercial structures, while the enterprise received only 10 percent of the amount paid by entrepreneurs. As established, the actions of the said officials have resulted in Ukrposhta's underpayment of more than UAH 20 million (approx. $778,000) for sending correspondence," the SBU stated.

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During searches in five Ukrainian cities, the SBU seized documents and electronic media with the evidence of setting up of the corruption scheme and causing economic damage to the state enterprise.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted under article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Urgent investigative measures aimed at bringing to justice all those involved in the theft of the money are underway.

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