Switzerland arrests $2 million on bank account of Ukraine's oligarch Kurchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kurchenko is accused of heading one of Yanukovych's criminal organizations and committing serious crimes in the fuel and energy, tax, and bank sectors of the economy
21:47, 16 October 2018

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Switzerland arrested $2 million on the bank account of fugitive businessman Sergiy Kurchenko on the request of Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine as the press service of the office reported.

According to the message, the Prosecutor General's Office investigates the criminal proceeding on the creation of the criminal organization of Viktor Yanukovych and its structural subdivision headed by Kurchenko and the commitment of the serious, particularly serious, and other crimes in the fuel and energy and bank sectors of economy, tax and other spheres.

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The officials of "Brokbiznesbank" that was controlled by the members of the criminal organization were reported on the suspicion in the participation in the criminal organization and commitment of the number of the particularly serious crimes. According to the competent authority of the Swiss Confederation, one of the bank accounts was established and according to the investigation, the funds proceeded of crimes were transferred there. As well as the account of one of the enterprises controlled by the criminal organization at the territory of this state.

Earlier Kurchenko filed a lawsuit against Petro Poroshenko on defending his honor and his business reputation. The case hearing is scheduled for April 4, 2018.

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He also filed a lawsuit against Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko for slander about his ties with Mikheil Saakashvili. 

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