Odesa Port Plant executive Shchurykov put on remand, bail making 40.5 million hryvnia

Odesa Port Plant deputy CEO Shchurykov is charged with a large-scale embezzlement by prior conspiracy with a group of persons.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

On Wednesday, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv chose a pre-trial restraint against Mykola Shchurykov, the deputy CEO of the Odesa Port Plant PJSC, in the form of a 60-day custody with an alternative to post bail in the amount of 40.58 million hryvnia (approx. $1.63 million).

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The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office claims that arresting Shchurykov will prevent him from putting pressure on witnesses as well as fleeing Ukraine.

According to the prosecution, Shchurykov was apprehended on charges of a particularly serious criminal offense - a large-scale embezzlement of OPP's funds in the amount of 205.181 million hryvnia (approx. $8.256 million) - by prior conspiracy with a group of persons, abusing his official position.

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