“The Prosecutor General on February 22, 2021, agreed on the serving charges to three former top rank officials of PrivatBank in embezzlement of the property of another through abuse of authority committed by previous concert of a group of people, in especially big amount and in forgery in office,” the message said.
Besides, former first deputy board chairman of PrivatBank Volodymyr Yatsenko is served charges. He tried to leave Ukraine on a private jet on February 22.
The investigation established that in December 2016, three former officials of the bank, realizing that PrivatBank would be recognized insolvent and would pass to the control of the state and understanding that due to this, on December 19, 2016, they would lose control over the funds of the bank, prepared and implement the criminal plan of embezzlement of funds of the financial structure. It lied in the illicit account and payment of extra recompense – indexed commission due to the growth of the hryvnia exchange rate to the dollar in favor of the company tied with the bank according to depositary agreements and extra agreements concluded with it. Meanwhile, the payment of such a commission was not provided by depositary agreements and extra agreements.
For concealment of the embezzlement of the funds of PrivatBank, three officials decided to make these bank operations to look like legal, referring to earlier adopted and agreed decision of the credit committee of the bank in 2014; in fact, it was fake with backdating and the decision of the credit committee of the bank on December 16, 2016, that supposedly made a decision on the appliance of the account and payment of indexed commission on deposits in interests of the company tied with the bank within the regulation “On implementation of new deposit with payment of recompense due to the growth of hryvnia exchange rate to USD” dated 2013.
Thus, the suspects inflicted losses in the sum of 136 million of hryvnias ($4,889,421).
On February 22, a civilian plane performed an urgent landing in Boryspil international airport. The passenger who took that private plane was a former deputy head of board of directors of Privatbank. Prosecutor General approved the notice of suspicion against him.
The official planned to leave Ukraine on a private aircraft, heading for Vienna. A leader of investigation team and NABU director turned to the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, and the aircraft landed at Boryspil airport.