“In accordance with the decision of the Israeli court dated April 26, 2021, the bank published the message at Voice of Ukraine newspaper for handover of the Israeli lawsuit in Ukraine to Ihor Kolomoysky, Hennadiy Boholyubov and another defendant Vyacheslav Kartashov (their longtime trusted representative who occupies the post of the director of the legal accompaniment department at Ukrnafta) in accordance with the Apostille Convention on the handover of judicial and extrajudicial documents overseas on civilian and trade affairs,” the message says.
The establishment reported that PrivatBank has appealed to the District court of Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) with the lawsuit against its former owners and other defendants concerning their frauds, illicit appropriation and money laundering and as the result of these actions at least $600 million were illegally withdrawn from the bank in 2007-2011 and transferred to Israel Discount Bank.
It is noted that all three citizens received the lawsuit in Israel.
“Within the previous attempts to avoid the handover of the lawsuit in Ukraine, the bank assumes these further measures for elimination of any arguments from their side that the lawsuit was not properly handed and provide the justice of the Israeli court toward their illicit actions,” PrivatBank underlined.
As we reported, the US imposed sanctions against oligarch Kolomoisky due to "involvement in significant corruption."
Earlier, on August 6, 2021, the U.S. Justice Department accused Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky of stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned (Privatbank - 112 International.) and laundering that money in the United States and all over the world.
The Department stated that Kolomoisky and his business partner, Gennadiy Boholiubov, had used Privatbank as a personal account to build a business empire in the United States.