March 20 the Investigative Department of financial investigations GU GFS in Kiev raided the Ukrainian football Association, headed by former Chairman of the budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Pavelko – the sources of most of the UAF. This was written in the Facebook group “Political war”.
As it became known, the search is connected with investigation of misappropriation of the leadership of the UAF funds of the Association amounting to more than UAH 80 million.
In particular, the investigation revealed that during 2018-2019, the UAF had transferred funds earmarked for the development of Ukrainian football and organizing football events, the number itself controlled by the FLP. Goods and services are actually purchased at inflated prices or never delivered, which is evidence of fictitious transactions. In turn, a dummy for entrepreneurs remuneration cash received from the UAF funds and passed on by unscrupulous leaders of the UAF.
During the search were found and seized financial records of the UAF, the study of which will allow the investigation to clarify the circumstances of the crime and to establish the specific participation of the functionaries of the national football Association.
We will remind, it not the first corruption scandal involving the leadership of the UAF and its President Andriy Pavelko. From mid-2018 in Ukraine and abroad openly, several criminal proceedings in which investigated the abuse of the leadership of the UAF aimed at the theft of budget funds of Ukraine, own funds of the Association, including those received from UEFA and FIFA, as well as declaring Pavelko A. V. unreliable information.
In connection with the public response and the long inaction of law enforcement agencies, 15 November 2019, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the creation of the Temporary investigative Commission to investigate corruption of the President of the UAF Andrew Pavelko. It should be noted that the only political force that refused to support the establishment of the FAC was “European solidarity” – the party of former President of Ukraine P. Poroshenko, who is considered the main patron Pavelko.
According to information from members of the FAC, the Commission had a positive impact on the intensification of law enforcement investigations. Thus, expertise in the framework of criminal proceedings was established the fact of application by officials of the subsidiaries of the UAF, LLC “FFU Production”, damage to the state amounting to about 9.5 million UAH. as a result of the overstatement of 34% of the cost artificial turf for 66 football fields, the construction of which was financed by the budget.
Also, FAC and law enforcement officers are investigating the theft of funds received from UEFA for the account of the agent of the UAF, of the company “Newport management Ltd” on the development of Ukrainian football. The investigation confirmed that the UAF did not receive the goods on the orders of the leadership of the UAF has been transferred 11.5 million euros in favor of fictitious offshore companies.