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Chebotar Serhii Ivanovych

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Date of birth
Last position Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine - Chief of Staff
Date of dismissal
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Connections to individuals
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Income and expenditures
Year Position Declarant's income, UAH Family income, UAH Expenses and other transactions of the declarant, UAH
2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine - Chief of Staff

181 511,53 Not applicable
2013

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43 348,32 Not applicable
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Monetary assets:
Declarant Family
Year Asset type UAH USD EUR Other UAH USD EUR Other
2014 Deposits 3 810,00
2013 Deposits 3 810,00
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Financial liabilities
Year Declarant's total, UAH Household (family) total, UAH
2014 UAH
UAH
2013 UAH
UAH
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Gifts, prizes, winnings:
Year Declarant's total, UAH Household (family) total, UAH
2014 4 725,00
2013
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Real estate of declarant and family:
Year Land Residential buildings Apartments Other real estate
2014 1544.0 sq. m (4) 182.0 sq. m (1) 216.0 sq. m (2) 38.5 sq. m (2)
2013 1544.0 sq. m (6) 182.0 sq. m (1) 216.0 sq. m (2) 38.5 sq. m (2)
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Vehicles:
Year Declarant Family
2014
  • Range Rover 4367 куб. см., 230 кМ, 5000 см 2010
  • Toyota Camry 2.494 куб. см. 2011
2013
  • Range Rover 4367 куб см, 230 кВт , 5000 мм 2010
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Criminal record and sanctions:

On 7 July 2015, Military Prosecutor’s Office registered criminal proceedings No. 42015000000001349 on possible embezzlement of state funds during the procurement of backpacks by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (contracts of 25 February 2015). As of March 2016, the case was investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

On 31 October 2017б detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine took Arsen Avakov’s son Оlexander Avakov in custody upon suspicion in incitement of the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Chebotar to embezzlement of funds by abuse of office committed by prior conspiracy in particularly large amounts. The third suspect was the Kharkiv entrepreneur Volodymir Lytvyn.

On 1 November 2017, the court chose a preventive measure for Oleksandr Avakov in the form of a personal obligation. (text of court decision).

According to the version of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of UkraineOleksandr Avakov as a private person organized procurement of backpacks for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Along with this, he took advantage of personal relations with the Deputy Ministry of Internal Affairs Serhiy Chebotar

According to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, at the moment of procurement warehouses of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had 2 000 unused backpacks. Avakov-junior have seemingly made an agreement on production of backpacks with an entrepreneur Volodymir Lytvyn, who in his turn, engaged Dniprovend LLC, which seemed to be fraudulent, to participation in the negotiations procedure in the course of procurement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. 

Thanks to connections of the suspect Avakov Dniprovend LLC received a contract for procurement of 5 000 backpacks at a price 2 899 UAH per piece. The contract was annexed with a list of requirements to backpacks regarding their size, fiber, pockets, valves, orthopedic properties etc. According to the version of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Dniprovend LLC, which won the contract, in fact, existed only for exchange of documents. In reality, backpacks were sawn by a rule of thumb by several private entrepreneurs, as well as enterprises of the penitentiary system. From March to May 2015, private entrepreneur Lytvyn had in fact supplied the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine with 5 000 backpacks, that according to the documents had allegedly been supplied by the Dniprovend. Ministry of Internal Affairs accepted the backpacks and paid Dniprovend nearly 14.5 million UAH which later through a number of fake enterprises were converted to cash.

On 3 August 2016, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine received a conclusion of Kyiv Scientific and Research Institute of Forensic Expertise. According to the conclusion, backpacks procured by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, by most of the characteristics of constructional details and elements, did not meet the technical requirements to the procurement.

According to the conclusion of the the judicial commodity expertise, backpacks procured by the Ministry of Internal Affairs were sawn by the rule of thumb and had defects. Market price of the backpacks that were in fact supplied as of February 2015 amounted to 555 UAH without VAT.

As a result, Ministry of Internal Affairs received poor quality products that did not meet the requirements set by the Ministry itself, having spent 14.5 million UAH of budget money. 

more information is available in Ukrainian version of the dossier
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Career:
Period Position
May 1, 2014 — till May 13, 2015 Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine - Chief of Staff
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Dossier:

In 2012, Serhiy Chebotar was running for Parliament under the elections list of “Batkivshchyna” under the number 125. In 2008-2010, he held the position of the Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers.

In March 2014, he was appointed to the position of the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and the  Head of the Secretariat following the recommendation of Oleksandr Turchynov. This was confirmed by Chebotar himself during the TV program “Nashi Groshi”.

He was also the Head of Department for Marketing and International Trade of the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management. Today, Serhiy Chebotar is known as the honorable professor of the University.

According to the media, in the very same University daughter of Chebotar Oksana worked and defended her PhD dissertation. In 2006, the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine gave away a 9,8 ha land plot in the village Lisnyky. Later on the mentioned land Oksana Chebotar, daughter of the former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, built a house. At the neighborhood there is a mansion registered on Raisa Vyshnevska, sister of wife of the Secretary of National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov.

On 28 April 2015, TV journalists of “Nashi Groshi with Denys Bigus” were attacked when filming the mansions in Lisnyky. It was done by Chebotar’s son-in-law Oleg Polishchuk and Serhiy Gasvrylko, director of A.T.N., transportation firm belonging to Polishuk. Nobody was punished for this episode. 

On 7 February 2018, Kyiv-Svyatoshyn District Court closed the case regarding the attack on camera crew of the program “Nashi Groshi with Denys Bigus”.

In February 2016, the program “Schemy” published a video-recording, made by the secret surveillance camera of the Security Service of Ukraine, possibly, in December 2014 in the office of former deputy minister of internal affairs Serhiy Chebotar

On the video there is a man looking like Chebotar, who is making a deal on procurement of backpacks for regional departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine with a person looking like Avakov’s son. Video-recording was first published on the Youtube-Channel of Sans Corruption («Without Corruption») in January 2016.

According to Bulletin of State Procurement, on 25 February 2015 Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine concluded contracts on procurement of backpacks with Dniprovend LLC for the amount of 14.5 million UAH.

According to the media, there was also another video published. On that video there was the Head of State Enterprise “Special Service” Vasyl Petrivskiy reporting to Chebotar on the sale of sand. It was clear from their conversation that it was only in December 2014 that the State Enterprise “Special Service” officially conducted an auction on sale of sand and the winner became Bud Market Group, controlled by Petrivskiy. This firm was used as the intermediary, which bought sand at a lower price and resold it at a higher price. Chebotar also told him that he should have been reporting on this issue to the Minister Arsen Avakov.

According to the media, on 13 May 2017 the court found the Director of the State Enterprise “Special Service” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vasyl Petrivskiy guilty of illegal sale of ownerless sand that the state enterprise kept. He was sentenced to 4 years of conditional deprivation of liberty with a fine in the amount of 17,000 UAH. After the sentence Petrivskiy kept his position in the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

Video records also show that among the participants of this conversation was the Head of Department for Financial Provision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Olexiy Takhtai, who was overseeing the work of State Enterprise “Special Service” for Chebotar. When Chebotar was fired, Takhtai became the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, and in the end of 2017 the State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. There is no information regarding notifying Takhtai and Chebotar of suspicion in the “sand case”. 

more information is available in Ukrainian version of the dossier

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Documents
other spellings of name

Chebotar Sergij Ivanovich

Čebotar′ Sergej Ivanovič

Čebotar Sergij Ivanovič

Чеботарь Сергей Иванович

Chebotar Serhij Ivanovych

Chebotar Sergii Ivanovych

Chebotar Serhiĭ Ivanovȳch

Chebotar′ Sergejj Ivanovich

Chebotar Sergey Ivanovich

Čebotar Serhij Ivanovyč

Chebotar Serhii Ivanovych

Tschebotar Serhij Iwanowytsch

Tchebotar Serhiy Ivanovytch

Chebotar Sergei Ivanovich

Chebotar' Sergey Ivanovich

Chebotar Serhiy Ivanovych

Chebotar' Sergej Ivanovich

Čebotar Sergìj Ìvanovič