Anti-graft agency puts former head of State Property Fund on wanted list

10.04.2023, 18:21
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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau has declared the former head of the State Property Fund, Dmytro Sennychenko, wanted, the agency's website reports.

He is suspected of organizing a scheme to seize more than UAH 500 million ($13.6 million) from the Odesa Port Plant and the United Mining and Chemical Company.

Along with the former official, six more people are wanted:

→ Andriy Hmyrin, adviser to Sennychenko;
→ Mykola Parsentiev, former acting director of Odesa Port Plant;
→ Oleksandr Horbunenko, co-owner of Agro Gas Trading LLC;
→ Volodymyr Kolot, co-owner of Agro Gas Trading LLC;
→ Artur Somov, former acting head of UMCC;
→ Pavlo Prysiazhnyuk.

On March 22, the Specialized Ant-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine charged Sennychenko in absentia. The investigation believes that he was allegedly one of the key organizers of the group that withdrew money during 2019-2021 from OPP and UMCC.

These enterprises are state-owned industrial giants, which the government promised for years to find an investor and make available for privatization. Instead of the promised investments, the enterprises repeatedly became the subjects of investigations by journalists and law enforcement agencies.

In general, according to NABU, 10 members of a criminal group are among the suspects.

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