Law enforcers conducted 50 searches within the criminal case on the fact of misappropriation of 500,000 U.S. dollars. The funds were previously transferred to ARMA, the National Agency for Detection and Management of Assets of Ukraine. Press department of Office of Prosecutor General reported that on April 1.
According to the investigation, an organized gang that consisted of ARMA workers and lawyers pocketed the money in late 2020; 500,000 dollars were officially considered evidence in a number of criminal cases and handed over to ARMA department. By a number of faked court decisions, the money were wired to third bank accounts that belonged to people not involved in the criminal case.
The pre-trial investigation is underway. The investigation is gathering evidence to notify the gang members of suspicion.
Earlier, we reported that searches took place at ARMA, the National agency for detection, search and management of corrupt assets. Law enforcers from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and State Investigations Bureau (SBI) also searched apartments of top managers of this agency.