Russian police are investigating a criminal case against ex-owners of Ukrainian PrivatBank Igor Kolomoysky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov for stealing about 860,000 tons of oil worth 10 billion rubles from Tatneft. Interfax agency reported this with reference to an informed source.
"On July 27, the investigative bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan opened a criminal case under Article 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization of a criminal association) on the theft of 858.6 tons of crude oil worth $ 439.4 million from PJSC Tatneft in 2007 (at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation for that period it is more than 10 billion rubles.)," the message says.
According to the interlocutor, ex-owners of the Ukrainian PrivatBank Igor Kolomoysky, Gennadiy Bogolyubov, ex-co-owner of Ukrsibbank Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and the Chairman of the Board of Ukrtatnafta Pavlo Ovcharenko are suspected of the crime.
According to the investigation, from April to October 2007, Tatneft shipped more than 2.2 million tons of crude oil to Ukrtatnafta for a total of more than $ 1 billion, of which the company paid almost $ 651 million.
The agency added that in February this year, the High Court of London rejected the suit of Tatneft for $ 294.3 million against Ukrainian businessmen Gennadiy Bogolyubov, Igor Kolomoysky, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and Pavlo Ovcharenko in the case of Ukrtatnafta in connection with the expiration of the statute of limitations.
It was reported earlier, Kolomoysky is under the US sanctions "due to involvement in significant corruption."
Earlier, the US Attorney's Office accused Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoysky and his business partner Gennadiy Bogolyubov of using illegally misappropriated funds to buy real estate in Ohio.
In addition, the US Department of Justice accused Kolomoysky of " stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned" and laundering them in the United States.