OCCRP on 14th February reported that the mayor of Odessa and his deputy were arrested at the Boryspil international airport near Kyiv on suspicion of embezzling state property.  The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) had been investigating 4 officials of the city hall of Odessa, including mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov, on suspicion of “Acquisition of property by abuse of office”.  Border guards detained Trukhanov as he landed from Warsaw after a 7-week vacation in Greece, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Poland.  Ukrainian media reported that the director of the communal property department and the head of the standing commission on communal property of the Odessa City Council were also under investigation.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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