The Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine conducts the pre-trial inquiry on criminal proceeding in suspect of the Ukrainian businessman Sergiy Kurchenko who escaped to Russia after Euromaidan. He is suspect in the creation and providing the activity of the criminal organization to commit the grievous and extremely grave crimes. The organization inflicted the loss for more than 538 million of dollars. The press service of the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine reported this.
Sergiy Kurchenko is also suspect in the commitment of the range of the criminal offenses within the criminal organization. Particularly, it is the occupancy of the property of another, the finances of the state and private bank establishments, state enterprises of the fuel and energy of economic sector in especially big amount, evasion of taxes, laundering of incomes received by illegal means, organization of the sham enterprise (the creation and purchase of the self-employed persons) for umbrella of the illegal activity that inflicted the heavy financial loss.
‘Kurchenko is out of Ukraine since February 2014, he absconds from the investigation and court to avoid the criminal sanctions. Due to this, he is put on the wanted list’, the press service noted.
‘The investigating judge imposed the pre-trial punishment for the suspect Kurchenko in the form of the detention. The Prosecutor’s General Office filed the request on the holding of the special pre-trial investigation to the Pechersk District Court on June 30, 2017, to provide the implementation of the proceedings on trial in absentia towards Kurchenko’, the message reports.
The department published the information with the list of the crime charged to the suspect that fit the range of the Criminal Code articles.
The sanction of the heaviest crime charge to the suspect provides the imprisonment for 15 years.
The Prosecutor’s General Office forwarded the communication to Kurchenko on the suspect in the range of the violations, particularly the creation of the criminal organization and evasion of taxes in the especially big amount on May 30.
The Military Prosecutor’s Office began the pre-trial investigation of the possible financing of the terrorism by the businessman Sergiy Kurchenko on June 17. It began due to the export and sailing of the anthracite coal illegally mined on the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions under the direction of the businessman.