The attorney General’s office disagreed with the decision of Goloseevsky district court in Kiev on the return of the Prosecutor of the indictment against the former head of “Naftogaz” Evgenia Bakulina and filed an appeal in the Kyiv court of appeal.
According to prosecutors Office of the Prosecutor General of the court ruling issued with significant violations of requirements of criminal procedural law and subject to cancellation.
In addition, prosecutors propose to appoint a court of first instance at the stage of preliminary hearing.
It is reported that Bakulin is accused of participation in a criminal organization former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, as well as crimes committed by it; misappropriation of funds “Chernomorneftegaz” in the amount of 404,4 million dollars, and “Naftogaz” in the amount of UAH 450 mln and completed the attempted misappropriation of funds that belong to “Naftogaz” in the amount of UAH 5.1 billion; the legalization (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way.
Prosecutors investigating the appropriation of funds “Chernomorneftegaz” in the amount of 3.2 billion UAH with the purchase of two jackup rigs. They allegedly acquired nearly twice as expensive: for $ 404,4 million instead of $ 210 million.
In may 2017, the Prosecutor’s office said that the investigation had not established evidence of involvement in the Scam, the then head of the Ministry of energy Yury Boyko.
One of the suspects in the case is the MP-fugitive Eugene Bakulin. He was the head of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” from March 2010 to March 2014.
In September, the court allowed the correspondence investigation against Bakulina.
Later, the Prosecutor’s office of Switzerland has started the investigation about “men” and seized the accounts of family members of Yevgeny Bakulin, who has previously appeared in the investigation by the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office.
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