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Lawyer under Article 191 of the Criminal Code – Appropriation, embezzlement of property or possession of it by abuse of official position

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Lawyer under Article 191 of the Criminal Code – Appropriation, embezzlement of property or possession of it by abuse of official position

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Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is an important legal tool in combating corruption and illegal acquisition of property through abuse of official position. It covers such offenses as misappropriation of communal, state or entrusted material values, embezzlement and taking possession of property using official powers contrary to the interests of the owner. These criminal acts are one of the biggest problems in the legal field of modern Ukraine. Unfortunately, corruption offenses, in particular those covered by Article 191 of the Criminal Code, still remain a common phenomenon. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure the strict and effective implementation of this rule of law, guaranteeing the inevitability of punishment and the restoration of justice. In the event of an indictment under Article 191, a person must seek qualified legal assistance from experienced lawyers who will be able to professionally protect his rights and legitimate interests.


Forms of illegal possession of someone else's property

  • Appropriation or mismanagement of entrusted property.
  • Illegal appropriation of property values by malicious use of official powers.
  • Repeated illegal actions or coordinated criminal actions of a group of persons based on a prior conspiracy.
  • Committing larceny on a large scale or under extreme conditions of war/emergency.
  • Actions related to theft on a particularly large scale or by an organized group.

The degree of punishment progressively increases with the increase in the amount of stolen funds/property and the level of organization of criminal activity.

It is important to understand the meaning of terms

Appropriation is the illegal possession of property legally owned by the perpetrator.

Embezzlement - mismanagement or alienation of entrusted property for one's own benefit or in the interests of third parties.

Abuse of official position - use of official powers by an official for personal purposes with the aim of illegal enrichment.

Repetition - the commission of two or more criminal acts subject to Art. 191 of the Criminal Code, in contrast to a continuing crime, when a series of illegal acts, united by a common intention, takes place.


What to do in case of suspicion of misappropriation or embezzlement of property?

When receiving a suspicion under Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, you should not try to solve the situation yourself. It is necessary to urgently seek legal advice from experienced lawyers.

Recommended action algorithm:

  • Establish contact with the lawyers of the legal company "Prykhodko and Partners".
  • Explain the circumstances of the case in detail and provide all available documentary materials.
  • Discuss the details directly with the lawyer and get his instructions.

Why should you choose the law firm "Prykhodko and Partners":

  • A team of highly qualified specialists with significant practical experience in criminal proceedings.
  • Principled honesty, openness and transparency of cooperation.
  • Prompt response and individual approach to each client's case.
  • Strict observance of attorney secrecy and confidentiality.
  • Maximum effective protection of legal rights and interests of clients.

In a situation where you are accused of misappropriation, embezzlement or possession of property by abuse of official position, contacting reliable and qualified lawyers of the law firm "Prykhodko and Partners" is the optimal solution for defending your legal rights and interests.

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