AntAC has launched a project about those who steal public money
Anti-Corruption Action Center’s team has launched a new project «УКР.АВ» (STOLEN in Ukrainian) aimed to open information on the officials and law enforcement officers who steal budget money.
Anti-corruption activists have already published 230 names of state officials who were noticed in more than 300 corruption cases.
“We started this project so that every official who steals or police officer covering such a theft will sooner or later be brought to justice, – Vitaliy Shabunin, chairman of the “Anti-Corruption Action Center” says. – Actually, we do what the Prosecutor‘s office should do. We describe facts of law violations in legal terms, collect documents, evidences and persuade our law enforcement authorities to start proceedings. The key aim is to terminate corruption contracts and return money back to the state budget.”
Initiators of the project divide all actions of the officials and law enforcement officers into 2 categories: who signed a contract or who “covered” a case.
The idea is that at first lawyers of “Anti-Corruption Action Center” appeal to the law enforcement and regulatory authorities pointing out violations in the actions of the officials who signed the corruption schemes.
If the prosecutors, police officers or other law enforcement representatives and regulatory authorities do not see these violations because they themselves are involved in such schemes, they also automatically added to the list of criminals. After that, the lawyers start to contest actions of such officials at the higher authority.
Most cases described in the section “THIEFS” are related to the public procurement. To date, the team of “Anti-Corruption Action Centre” managed to terminate contracts and save from stealing almost 3 billion UAH.