The former head of the capital branch of ‘Privatbank’ was suspected of committing crimes. The details about the above mentioned has been shared by the Security Service of Ukraine and the Bureau of Economic Security.
It was added that the official was a member of an organized group that Ihor Kolomoiskyi created for the illegal appropriation of UAH 5.8 billion. The details further added that, “In the period from 2013 to 2014, Kolomoisky created a criminal group, which consisted of employees of the bank, in which he was a founder and shareholder. During the specified period, members of this group allowed Kolomoiskyi to allegedly make systematic fictitious “cash contributions to the bank’s cash register”, although in reality the bank did not receive any contributions.”
According to the investigation, “this scheme in general allowed the person involved to receive UAH 5.8 billion, which at that time equals to over USD 700 million.Then these fake contributions were credited to Kolomoiskyi’s personal account and became real non-cash funds. In order to legalize virtual assets, Kolomoisky paid them off in his business activities. In particular, he gave them as loans and used them to pay for loans of enterprises controlled by him, took them abroad, converted them into cash and withdrew them from bank branches.”
According to the SBU and BEB materials, the former head of the capital branch of PJSC “Privatbank” was notified of suspicion under the following articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:
▪ Part 2 of Art. 27, Part 3 of Art. 28, Part 2 of Art. 200 (illegal actions with transfer documents, payment cards and other means of access to bank accounts, electronic money, equipment for their production);
▪ Part 2 of Art. 27, Part 5 of Art. 191 (appropriation of other people’s property by abuse by an official of his official position, committed by an organized group, in particularly large amounts);
▪ Part 2 of Art. 27, Part 3 of Art. 209 (legalization of criminally obtained funds).
At present, the suspect has been remanded in custody. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
A set of measures is being taken to establish all the circumstances of illegal activity and bring the guilty to justice.