The mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov 50 days absent from work, and now he was arrested by the National anti-corruption Bureau on suspicion of misappropriation and embezzlement of property.
The Saga with the release of the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov has already appeared on a nationwide level.
They say the mayor did not go to work since December 26, 2017, because they feared the actions of NABOO and tried, as they say “work out” their problems.
NABOO against Trukhanova a number of cases, but now he was arrested on suspicion of appropriation of funds of the local budget of Odessa.
Correspondent.net versed in the case against the controversial mayor.
In September 2016 Odessa city Council purchased the building, formerly part of the integral property complex of state enterprise Plant "region", 185 million USD in private structures, which in the beginning of 2016, she purchased this set at the auction, organized by the liquidator of the company for 11.5 million hryvnia.
Having a friendly question – why the building went up, if it had only cosmetic repairs?
According to the NABU obtained from local authorities the money, the firm-seller tried to list companies with signs of fictitiousness, the head of which is now in the zone of the ATO.
NABOO detectives and prosecutors SAP said that it has prevented and has achieved arrest of accounts of a private company-the seller of the building. In NABOO say that since then made attempts to remove the arrest from the accounts, including by the sudden change of contract in January 2018. Also employees of NAB conducted a search in apartment of the mayor Trukhanov, where he carried documentation.
Moreover, in October-December 2017 one of the deputies of Odessa regional Council, which, according to the investigators, is the beneficial owner of the vendor of the mentioned building, together with another person invited the officer of the National Bureau of illegal benefit in the amount of 500 thousand dollars in exchange for removal of arrest from the accounts of the company.
The Prosecutor General's office said the Deputy and his accomplice January 12, 2018, on suspicion of committing a crime under part 3 of article 369 of the Criminal code ( "Offer, promise or granting illegal benefit to the official").
Tried to bribe employees of NABOO -the Deputy of the Odessa regional Council Oleg Babenko, he was a relative of former MP Alexander Oak, associate Secretary of the NSDC Turchynov.
Babenko is a cousin of former MP Oak. That is the Oak through the company "Rice Bessarabia" made for Babenko a Deposit of two million.
"Scheme to plant "region" is simple: first Oak put Babenko, Director of the factory, drove a state-owned enterprise in fictitious debt and successfully purchased over 10 million UAH. Another 10 million UAH was spent on cosmetic repairs. Then agreed with Trukhanov and Galanternik and sold back to the city for over 185 million UAH. But NABOO on time was arrested by these means, then the woman began to seek out the detectives. In the end they offered 0.5 million for the case against this Scam was closed. All this is recorded: at trial, the journalists and the public will be able to see the true face of these "businessmen", and you will also hear the names known all over the country high-ranking politicians who actively tried to influence the course of the investigation", – told in interview "Censor" agent NABOO (voluntary) Evgeny Shevchenko.
Tried to “otmazatsya”
In January, the Odessa city Council was trying to back away from a deal "Crane".
The budget Committee of the Odessa city Council recommended to deputies to amend the decision on the purchase of a building "Crane": the previous owner had unexpectedly agreed to reduce the price in two times – up to 90 million.
During the absence of Trukhanov in Ukraine his entourage attempted to "solve the problem" on different levels. Did it myself Trukhanov: at least, such was his sudden visit to the world economic forum in Davos, which was attended by President Petro Poroshenko.
According to the media, business partners Trukhanov even attempted to negotiate with the curators of NABOO in the United States.
A similar attempt was confirmed by the people's Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko.
"On the days I unofficially came people Trukhanov with the history that the money from this Scam factory "region" was intended not to him but to Turchynov Oak. Don't know who is right", – he wrote on Facebook.*0. In addition, he urged the mayor not to believe those "who promises to handle the NABOO or influence them across America", which is indirectly confirmed the existence of such attempts on the part of the environment Trukhanov.
Someone else took
At the airport "Borispol" detained the Deputy mayor of Odessa Paul Vogelman. He flew in from tel Aviv.
Until the end of Wednesday's possible return and the arrest of another figurata business with the factory "region". He was also hiding abroad.
Why are the suspects going back? May believe that the evidence against them, the NABOO are weak and the court will be on their side.
By the way, it's not all business in Odessa. Police investigators received permission for withdrawal of the contract Management of road economy of the Odessa city Council concluded in July 2017 with a private firm "Rostdorstroy" in the amount of 92,9 million.
According to the contract, the contractor was required to complete repairs of the sidewalks of the street Rishelevsky. However, as has established a consequence, "Rostdorstroy" purchased construction materials amounting to over 10 times their average market value.
According to the portal "No to corruption!", "Rostdorstroy" also is a criminal case of NABOO, in which also investigated the embezzlement of funds for repair of roads in Odessa is only in the years 2015-16. In this case, by overstating the cost of works on reconstruction of roads passes and Trukhanov.
He appears in on the signing of a settlement agreement with Borys Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky in the Odessa airport.