In one of the premises of Ukrzaliznytsia, law enforcement officers discovered an illegal farm for cryptocurrency mining. It was connected to the power grids of the railway company, which caused damage to the state for 1.7 million hryvnias.
According to the materials of the investigation, officials of Ukrzaliznytsia, having entered into a criminal conspiracy with another citizen, organized the illegal extraction of cryptographic currency using the computer equipment of a state-owned enterprise, as well as the illegal extraction of significant amounts of electricity from the networks of a state-owned company.
As part of the investigation, a search was conducted at the location of the mining farm in the Zhytomyr region, during which computer equipment was found and seized, which was used to mine cryptographic currency. In particular, 60 video cards with power supplies for them, a hard drive and 2 Internet receivers.
Also, during the search, the fact of illegal connection of equipment to the power grid of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC was recorded.
Investigative actions in criminal proceedings are ongoing. Pre-trial investigation is carried out under Part 4 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (appropriation, embezzlement or possession of property by abuse of official position, committed on a large scale).