State Audit Service chief charged with profiteering released on personal recognizance

Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv released Lidia Havrylova, chief of the State Audit Service recently indicted on charges of illicit enrichment, on personal recognizance until March 25.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform, the decision was made by Judge Oleksandr Bobrovnyk.

"The court decided to partially grant the detectives’ motion. Havrylova will be released on personal recognizance until March 25," the judge announced.

The court also ordered Havrylova to hand over all the passports, cooperate with the investigators, and avoid contacts with witnesses in the case.

It is noteworthy that the prosecutors requested to place Havrylova into pre-trial detention with the right to post 1 million hryvnia (about $34,600) in bail.

On Jan. 23, Havrylova was indicted on charges of illicit enrichment and entering false information on the income-tax return.

"The investigators found that in 2015-2017, the official acquired assets through means which legitimacy has not been proven and which value significantly exceeded her legal income. We are talking about the Kyiv-based real estate assets (an apartment, two parking lots), an SUV (produced in 2016), expensive furniture, domestic appliances, ingot gold, $112,800 and 8,500 euros in cash that were found and seized by the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) after they searched the official’s apartment," the NABU said.

The NABU detectives are also convinced that the official has knowingly entered false information into her annual e-declaration of income (more than 2.86 million hryvnia in 2015 and over 4.67 million hryvnia in 2016).

An expensive SUV and two parking lots owned by Havrylova’s ex-husband were also missing in her tax return. The mentioned property should have been declared under the law on the prevention of corruption since their family relationship has not actually been terminated despite the actual divorce.

Commenting on illegal enrichment charges filed against her, Havrylova said: "Every Ukrainian owns ingot gold."

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3046537