Kharkiv officials may be sentenced to 7-12 years of imprisonment

14:09, 19 March 2008
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For state money embezzlement

Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) investigators brought a criminal case on the fact of embezzlement of state money by means of misuse of office, which was committed by Kharkiv City Council officials.

According to the SBU press-center, the crimes were discovered during the planned inspection of the financial and economical activities of the Kharkiv Oblast Council, which was carried out by the Control-Revision Department in the Kharkiv Oblast.

SBU established facts of state money embezzlement at nearly 1.5 million hryvnias [US$ 300 thousand]. On the whole, the inspection revealed in the Kharkiv City Council activities different money crimes at total of 2.4 million hryvnias [US$ 480 thousand].

A criminal case was brought on the fact of crime, stipulated by part 5, article 191 (particularly big embezzlement of state property) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which is punished with 7-12 years of imprisonment.

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