The detained mayor of Odessa became a suspect in the case of theft from the budget

© RIA Novosti / Denis Persperate in photolanguage Trukhanov. Archive photoThe detained mayor of Odessa became a suspect in the case of theft from the budget© RIA Novosti / Denis Persperate the image Bank

The mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov was a suspect in the case of embezzlement of funds from the local budget, reported the Internet edition «Ukrainian truth» a spokesman for the Ukrainian border service Oleg Slobodyan, confirming the arrest of the mayor.

On the eve of the anti-corruption Bureau revealed that three people were detained in connection with the theft from the budget of Odessa, one of the suspects in this case is Trukhanov. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the presidential faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Mustafa Nayem reported on Wednesday that Trukhanov detained at the Kiev airport.

According Slobodyan, Wednesday morning Trukhanov flew from Warsaw to Kiev airport «Borispol», where he was detained by the border guards and handed over to the staff of the National anti-corruption Bureau (NAB).

Slobodyan said that Trukhanov immediately handed suspicion. «In respect of the citizens, the guards complied with the order of one of the law enforcement agencies… representatives from the NEB, which gave him a suspicion,» — said Slobodyan.

According to Odessa the Internet-the edition «Duma», the press service of the Council explained: Trukhanov interrupted their trip and flew to Kiev «for participation in investigative actions». «Later, Gennady Trukhanov be sure to comment on the situation», — promised in the city Council.

Employees anti-corruption Bureau in the spring of 2017 held in Odessa searches in the investigation of the criminal case on the embezzlement of funds from the local budget. According to the anti-corruption Bureau, an office building within the property complex of state enterprise «Plant «region» in the beginning of 2016, was sold for about 409 thousand dollars. In August of the same year it was given a separate address and has sold over 148 thousand dollars. In December 2016 the new owner sold the building of the Odessa city hall is approximately 6.8 million dollars.