The Bureau of Economic Security revealed violations in the field of public procurement for a total amount of over UAH 1 billion.
As reported by Ukrinform, it is reported BEB press service.
“BEB analysts discovered alleged violations during procurements in the state sector in the amount of almost UAH 500 million, for which criminal proceedings were opened. Also, risky procurements with state budget funds were identified, the procedure for which has not yet been completed, for a total amount of UAH 550 million “, the message says.
In general, since the beginning of 2022, BEB has established 171 public procurement procedures, in which the risks of overpricing, unjustified and inappropriate use have been identified budgetary funds for a total amount of more than UAH 1 billion.
On the basis of the analytical product, BEB detectives submitted information to the EDPR regarding 32 facts of alleged embezzlement, embezzlement or misappropriation of state funds. Within the framework of pre-trial investigations, a number of investigative actions were carried out, including temporary access to documents, searches, and 16 forensic examinations were appointed in order to establish the culprits and bring officials of managers of budget funds and officials of enterprises – winners of tender procedures to criminal liability.
Based on the results of informational and analytical work, BEB employees prepared and sent 64 recommendation letters to state institutions. Answers were received from the managers of budget funds about the termination of previously concluded contracts and the termination of expenditure operations.
Thanks to the actions of the BEB regarding the prevention of risky purchases, more than UAH 200 million of budget losses were prevented.
As reported by Ukrinform, the Bureau of Economic Security is looking at a number of risky companies owned by influential Ukrainian businessmen and persons related to them, more than 100 people in total.