Against Andrey Portnov appointed by the Cabinet of the acting the chairman of the State property fund, criminal case upon attempt at illegal privatization on part one of article 233 UK and part of the second article 365 UK is brought. The General prosecutor Alexander Medvedko reported about it today during a meeting with the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, reports a press - service of the head of state. "We created mobile investigation task force where skilled employees of GPU and SBU enter, and the pretrial investigation" is begun, - he noted.
Also the public prosecutor reported about initiation of legal proceedings against officials of State treasury upon the termination of financing of FGIU. Proceedings are initiated according to UK Art. 365. The State Office of Public Prosecutor by results of joint check with SBU found in State treasury actions obvious violations of the law which do essential harm to interests of the state, Fund of the state property and to citizens, he noted. A.Medvedko also reported that GPU brought to State treasury the instruction with the requirement immediately to resume implementation of expenses on treasury accounts of FGIU.
In turn the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko declared that criminal case against A.Portnov is brought at the request of V. Yushchenko in a mode of direct pressure. "This criminal case is brought not against employees of State treasury and the State property fund. This criminal case is brought against me, against honest privatization", - declared to Yu. Tymoshenko. She also noted that the Prosecutor General's Office "continues to serve corruption schemes". "It is obvious, and I am with regret compelled to note it. To me it is sick that the president" so arrives, - told Yu. Tymoshenko.
It should be noted that on May 16 of this year at meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of V. Yushchenko focused attention of the State Office of Public Prosecutor and SBU on the termination of financing of the State property fund.Thus the president noted that the situation round FGIU does "enormous harm to Ukraine". Besides the head of state costituted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council forbidding privatization of the Odessa port plant. Thus, V. Yushchenko for the third time forbade the government to sell OPZ.
We will remind, on May 15 of this year. The state treasury refused to Valentina Semenyuk - Samsonenko service of accounts of Fund of the state property of Ukraine.
The People's Deputy from BYuT A.Portnov was appointed earlier by the government to a position of the acting head of FGIU. And on April 25 the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko presented him to FGIU collective as the acting chairman of department. In turn V. Semenyuk - Samsonenko, and also to V. Yushchenko repeatedly declared illegality of this appointment. In their opinion, change of the management of FGIU to be within the competence of parliament, instead of the government. However, the prime minister - the minister hoped earlier that soon the Verkhovna Rada will approve V. Portnov's candidate to a position of head of FGIU.