In Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office completed investigation into theft of Oschadbank’s $20 million

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement authorities brought to justice 13 people
23:10, 13 December 2019

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Prosecutors from the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) completed an investigation into the theft of $ 20 million from Oschadbank. 13 people were prosecuted. The press service of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office reports.

The actions of 12 suspects qualified under the articles "Assignment or embezzlement of another's property that was entrusted to a person or was under his jurisdiction", "Legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime", "Abuse of power or official position" and "Official forgery".

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During 2013-2014, officials of private enterprises that were members of Creative Company, in collusion with Oschadbank officials, forged documents supposedly to obtain a loan from a state bank for the purchase of sunflower seeds. After receiving $ 20 million, the owners of "Creative" transferred money abroad to the accounts of companies registered in Belize and Switzerland. Subsequently, for the same money, they paid for the purchase of the corporate rights of companies that owned valuable real estate in Ukraine.

The ex-MP of the VIII convocation, who was the beneficial owner of the companies of the Creative group, was prosecuted; deputy head of the board of Oschadbank - ex-director of the corporate business department of the state bank; former head of the project finance department of Oschadbank; former head of the project finance management department of Oschadbank, which as of now has headed the department; former beneficiaries of the Creative group of companies; ex-officials of enterprises that are part of a group of companies.

As we reported, police detained suspects in an explosion at the Oschadbank branch in Kyiv.

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