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SFS dismisses criminal case against fertilizer wholesaler

24.02.2017

Subject of complaint: Operational Department, Cherkasy Oblast Main Department, State Fiscal Service

Complaint in brief: In October 2016, the Complainant, a fertilizer wholesaler registered in Cherkasy, requested that the BOC verify the legitimacy of a pending criminal case launched against the Complainant by the Cherkasy Oblast SFS Operational Department, based on conclusions of a forensic commercial audit.

Actions taken: In November, the BOC investigator sent requests to the Cherkasy Oblast Prosecutor’s Office and the Main SFS Department to verify the legitimacy of the criminal case. The Prosecutor’s Office reported that it was about to adopt a procedural decision on the criminal case. On November 22, the Complainant’s case was also brought up at the meeting of SFS and the BOC representative with business owners in Cherkasy.

Result achieved: On December 9, 2016, the Cherkasy Oblast SFS Main Department informed the Council and the Complainant that the criminal case was being dismissed. The BOC closed the case.