The prosecutor asked for a bail of 20 million hryvnia, but the judges “reduced” it by almost half. Pivovarsky is suspected of abuse of office, as a result of which the state lost $30 million in losses.
The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine has chosen a preventive measure in the form of a bail of almost 10 million hryvnias for the former Minister of Infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky. This became known during the court session.
The prosecutor petitioned for the election of a preventive measure for the suspect in the form of a bail of UAH 20 million, but the judges determined the bail in the amount of UAH 9.99 million.
According to the court order, the following obligations were imposed on Pivovarsky:
must arrive at the first request of the detective, judge and prosecutor; is obliged to inform law enforcement officers about the change of place of residence and work; it is forbidden to communicate with persons involved in criminal proceedings.
The suspect must deposit money into the VAKS account no later than 5 days.
What is Andrei Pivovarsky suspected of?
On February 22, 2023, NABU reported suspicion of abuse of power and official position, which caused the state more than $ 30 million in losses, to the former Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andriy Pivovarsky and his former first deputy Volodymyr Shulmeister. The actions of ex-officials are qualified on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
According to investigators, in 2015, the minister, together with his deputy, who was also the chairman of the Tariff Council of the Ministry of Infrastructure, issued an order that allowed private companies to charge half the ship dues rate from ships in the Pivdenny seaport. This order was issued despite the fact that the water area of the seaport is state property and is in use by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration (USPA) and the right to charge belongs exclusively to the state enterprise.
But in accordance with this order, only part of the funds was intended for the state enterprise, the other part was collected by private companies. As a result, the state suffered more than $30 million in losses, which is confirmed by the relevant expert opinions.
Recall, on March 16, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court acquitted Yuriy Kamelchuk, MP from the Servant of the People faction, in the case of non-declaration of elite housing.
Earlier, on March 1, VAKS assigned the ex-head of NJSC Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev 230 million hryvnias of collateral with obligations.
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