Officials to be tried for misappropriation of funds meant for IDPs
10:37 / 11 Jan. 2017 / 719
The prosecutor’s office suspects officials from the Department of Statistics of embezzling 280,000 UAH from the budget. According to prosecutors, the fraud was based on the assistance to displaced persons. Within three years the salary was paid to a fictitious person. Additionally, in late 2014 the management of the Department identified a number of subordinated officials, who were said that they would help IDP-fellow by charging a monthly premium, which the subordinated officials should return to the management of the Department. However, a single IDP never got a hryvna.
The prosecutor’s office does not indicate the exact location of Donetsk region conducted pre-trial investigation.
The prosecutor requested for the suspects to be removed from their positions and be under home arrest. Their property seized. The court will consider the case file on the merits.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister said that Ukraine is not able to pay pensions on the uncontrolled territories so far.
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