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Ex-deputy head of Presidential Office Smyrnov charged with illicit enrichment

by Martin Fornusek May 22, 2024 1:47 PM 1 min read
Andrii Smyrnov, the now-former deputy head of the Presidential Office, in July 2020. (Wikipedia)
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Editor's note: The story is being updated.

The former deputy head of the Presidential Office was charged with illicit enrichment, Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) said on May 22.

While NABU did not say the name of the suspect, Ukrainska Pravda reported earlier in the day, citing undisclosed law enforcement sources, that it was Andrii Smyrnov.

Smirnov held the position of deputy head from September 2019 until March 2024, when President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed him without naming a reason.

According to NABU, the suspect acquired assets worth more than Hr 17 million ($~426,000) between 2020-2022, although he officially reported his salary and savings for the time period as Hr 1.3 million ($32,500).

Smyrnov reportedly purchased two luxury cars, two motorcycles, several parking spaces, an apartment in Lviv, and a plot of land in Zakarpattia Oblast.

In an apparent effort to obfuscate his ownership of the assets, NABU said that he transferred the majority of the property assets to his brother, but secretly retained access.

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