Prosecution Office in Germany: No sufficient evidence in Azarov case

Source : 112 Ukraine

The case was initiated in 2012 but the investigating actions have come to nothing
11:15, 22 April 2016

For the two years of investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office of Germany has not succeeded in finding “sufficient evidence” in the money laundering case against Ukrainian businessman, being within former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s circle, Serhiy Kurchenko, Deutsche Welle reports.  

“In the framework of international legal aid we have exchanged information with legal enforcement authorities of Ukraine, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. However, this has not given specific results which would enable us to talk about sufficient evidence of the crime”, - investigator of the Prosecutor’s Office of Gera said, who is running Kurchenko’s case.

Interrogation of the key witness, CEPEK’s former senior executive Borys Tymonkin, came to nothing as well, and he is waiting for verdict of Germany on his extradition to Ukraine. He is charged with bank fraud for the benefit of Kurchenko.

We remind that Austrian authorities identified the beneficiary owners of LPG Trading as Kurchenko and Oleksii Azarov. In July 2014 they frozen the company's assets.

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