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Director of Chernobyl nuclear power plant suspected of embezzling public funds
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The Main Investigation Department of the National Police is conducting an investigation into the embezzlement of funds, which were laundered through the accounts of a church in the city of Slavutych.

On 5 October 2015, the Kiev Department of Investigation started an investigation of the fact of embezzlement of public funds by the management of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It became known from the court’s registry.

The investigation believes that some part of the technical assistance provided in the form of financial resources by international companies for purchasing of all the necessary materials was stolen by the company’s management. Moreover, the police have certain suspicions that in 2012, the management used to launder money in tenders. The company signed contracts on dismantling the radioactive metal constructions, but they used to do far not the complete work. And the metal was sold at a lower price then.

The legitimization of the funds was carried out through the accounts of the Svyato-Ilinskiy Church in the city of Slavutych. The money then was transferred to accounts of foreign enterprises. It turned out that Estonian company MAST GZU OU is linked to the relatives of the Chernobyl plant’s director Igor Gramotkin.

According to the investigation, Igor Gramotkin was the organizer of the illegal turnover of the funds. Money for the dismantling was transferred, but the work was not done. He also is suspected of further sale of metal at lower prices.

As reported earlier by, Memorandum of understanding signed between FBI and NABU. 

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