Ukraine and USA to expand cooperation in disclosing criminally-obtained assets

Source : 112 Ukraine

"Off-shores are the core of Ukrainian corruption system” – Lutsenko
17:19, 20 July 2016

Ukraine and USA will expand their cooperation in the sphere of disclosing criminally obtained assets. This was announced by the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko during his meeting with the deputy assistant secretary for financial intelligence and combating the financing of terrorism Adam Szubin, according to General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.

The parties discussed the problems of search and recovery of criminally obtained assets, instruments of countering of legalizing illegal revenues and the possible direction for cooperation in the context of interaction with jurisdictions with preferential taxation.

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“Offshore areas are the core of Ukrainian corrupt mafia-style system. Mutual synchronized efforts of Ukraine and the USA in finding the criminally obtained assets on these territories are the key to success in our fight with legalizing funds and financing terrorism,” – said Lutsenko.

Szubin in his turn supported intentions of the General Prosecutor’s Office in further cooperation and expressed readiness of the American party to make their bilateral cooperation in fighting financial delinquency more active and profound.

Lutsenko and Subin also discussed providing technical support to Ukraine by the American party, necessary for increasing of effectiveness in this direction.

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