Chief financial inspector fired for improper control of state funds

15:49, 04 April 2015
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Materials of an internal investigation have been handed over to prosecutors.

The head of the State Financial Inspectorate is facing charges on three counts / Photo from UNIAN

At a visiting meeting on Saturday, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed Head of the State Financial Inspectorate Mykola Hordiyenko and decided to send materials of an internal investigation to the Prosecutor General's Office.

"Given numerous violations of laws revealed during an internal investigation, it has been decided to dismiss Mr. Hordiyenko from the office of Chairman of the State Financial Inspectorate and send materials of the internal investigation to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office," the government's press service said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet in early March initiated an internal investigation into the performance of the State Financial Inspectorate's heads as part of fighting corruption and probing the work of executive authorities. Chief Financial Inspector Hordiyenko was suspended from performing his duties.

The chief inspectorate was charged on three counts: unbiased financial checks at major aircraft manufacturer Antonov Concern, abuse of office by the inspectorate's financial auditors during audits at state-owned companies and the lack of effective control by the State Financial Inspectorate of state property and public funds.

In response to this, Hordiyenko made a public accusation of abuses committed by the government to the tune of over UAH 7.5 billion, which was revealed in 2014. The abuses were committed against national postal operator Ukrposhta, gas producer Ukrgazvydobuvannia, state nuclear energy company Energoatom and misuse of funds by NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine to the tune of over UAH 4.5 billion.

Shortly after that, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk asked Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to probe into the accusations brought against the Ukrainian government.

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