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Lawyer of Naftogaz ex-deputy chairman lodged an appeal against arrest decision
17:07, 3 December 2016
Lawyer of Naftogaz ex-deputy chairman lodged an appeal against arrest decision

According to him, a deposit of $ 17 million was not brought by the ex-deputy chairman yet, who is suspected of Naftogaz funds embezzlement

17:07, 3 December 2016

Oleksandr Katsuba
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The lawyer of ex-deputy head of "Naftogaz Ukraine" Oleksandr Katsuba said that he had filed an appeal against the decision of the Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv on the extension of the term of arrest of his client until January 25th. Ihor Stepanov reported the "UNN" publication about this.

"We have submitted an appeal, it will be considered by the Appeal Court on Monday at about 12 noon," Stepanov said.

According to him, a deposit of $ 17 million was not paid yet.

Today, Holosiivskyi District Court extended arrest of Naftogaz (state-owned company) ex-deputy chairman until January 25, 2017 with the alternative to pay deposit amounting to $ 17 million.

Earlier, on June 17, 2016, investigators of the Prosecutor General’s Office apprehended, and on 18 June the court has arrested Oleksandr Katsuba for two months. Katsuba was arrested on suspicion of committing a criminal offense under Articles 255 (creation of a criminal organization) and 191 (misappropriation of property through abuse of office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation found out that Katsuba was involved in the appropriation of "Naftogaz" funds amounting to $ 17 million.

Related: Stockholm Syndrome: The risks of "Naftogaz" in trial with "Gazprom"

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