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SBU closes criminal proceedings against paper products distributor

20.05.2019

Subject of complaint: The Main Department of the State Security Service of Ukraine in Kyiv city and Kyiv Oblast 

Complaint in brief: A paper products distributor company turned to the Business Ombudsman Council. The Complainant complained about unlawful pressure on the part of the Main Department of the State Security Service in Kyiv city and Kyiv Oblast, as well as Kyiv Local Prosecutor's Office No. 1 caused by criminal proceedings investigation(offence envisaged in Part 1 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). 
 
Actions taken: The BOC investigator examined the circumstances of the complaint and found the mismatch of the application plot based on which the relevant proceedings were registered with the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations (URPTI) with that of the criminal offense. The BOC investigator addressed to the Prosecutor of the local prosecutor's office, who carried out procedural guidance in these proceedings, and drew his/her attention to discrepancies.

Result achieved: In a few months after the appeal to the Council, the Complainant informed of absence of further investigative actions and closure of criminal proceedings. The government agency implemented the Council’s recommendation in the course of investigation. The case was successfully closed in favor of the Complainant.