The ex-leader of the DPZKU was extradited to Ukraine

The ex-leader of the DPZKU was extradited to Ukraine

On Monday, the ex-head of the board of the “State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine” was extradited from Lithuania, he is suspected of causing the corporation a loss of 60 million dollars.

She reported about it press service Specialized anti-corruption prosecutor’s office.

The investigation established that during July-October 2014, DPZKU officials, in particular the chairman of the board, together with a representative of an international grain trader, organized the sale of grain products of PJSC state corporation at reduced prices to controlled enterprises.

The grain belonging to DPZKU was delivered to Saudi Arabia through a number of companies on post-payment terms. The money for the delivered grain was never paid, so the state corporation suffered losses in the amount of more than 60 million dollars.

As before reported EP, it is about ex-chairman of the DPZKU Petro Vovchuk. He is accused of committing the crimes provided for in Part 3 of Art. 28, Part 2 of Art. 364, Part 3 of Art. 28, Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Vovchuk was wanted since March 2017, and after his detention on October 31, 2019, he tried to get asylum in Lithuania, but was refused.

After the decision on extradition, the suspect appealed against it allegedly because of the danger caused by the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, SAP reports. Vovchuk was extradited after 4 years of court hearings.

Currently, the proceedings against the adviser of the ex-leader of the DPZKU and the representative of the international grain trader are pending in court. Two more participants in the proceedings entered into an agreement with the investigation and paid the damages caused by them in the amount of 60,000 USD.

In addition, another suspect in the case is wanted.

We remind you:

On January 24, 2017, NABU detectives detained one of the former managers of PJSC “State Food Grain Corporation” (DPZKU) and a representative of an international grain trader.

Read about how and where funds were withdrawn from the state-owned company in the investigation: How DPZKU turned into a monster corporation

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