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NABU probing case on Infrastructure Minister Omelyan's income
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) conducts a pre-trial investigation into Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan's putting unreliable information in his income declaration and has received the access to information about his phone talks over the period from December 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
According to a ruling by Solomiansky District Court of Kyiv put in the unified state register of judgments, NABU has been investigating criminal proceedings since May 26, 2017 into the declaration of unreliable information (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and illegal enrichment (Part 3 of Art. 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by Infrastructure Minister Omelyan.
During the pre-trial investigation, the NABU established that starting from December 10, 2016, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, his wife and son, lived in a house that since September 27, 2016, has belonged to his wife's first cousin once removed. Approximate value of the house is UAH 7 million.
NABU detectives pointed out that according to the information of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the wife's cousin once removed doesn't receive the income to afford buying such a house.
Also, during the period from March 23, 2009 to March 23, 2011, the mother of his wife's niece once removed issued an authorization to drive her Lexusus RX 350 to Omelyan, "which indicates their confidential relationship."
Also, NABU detective noted that a pre-trial investigation established that Omelyan has been using the 2015 BMW X5 car which costs around UAH 1.59 million. The said vehicle belongs to the minister's brother. However, this car, which is used by the minister was not mentioned in his declaration for 2015 and 2016 contrary to Article 46 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Prevention of Corruption".