SBU holds searches at Motor Sich enterprise

The Kyiv law enforcers involved in the searches
13:23, 23 April 2018


The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) holds searches in the public joint-stock company 'Motor Sich' in Zaporizhia. Olena Hitlyanska, the spokeswoman of the SBU reported this to Ukrayinska Pravda.

'Yes, the investigative actions continue at the enterprise', she said.

According to Hitlyanska, the Kyiv law enforcers hold the searches in Zaporizhia.

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The press service of the SBU reported to Interfax-Ukraine that the searches take place within the criminal proceeding on the preparation of the diversion.

'The investigative actions take place within the investigation of the criminal proceeding due to the preparation of the diversion', the message said.

It is noted that the searches take place due to the decision of the court.

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'Motor Sich' is the enterprise in Zaporizhia that develops, produces, repairs and provides the service of the aviation gas turbine engines for the planes and helicopters and the industrial gas turbine units.

The officials of the company are suspected in the embezzlement of $14 million.

According to the Prosecutor's Office, the officials of the 'Motor Sich' bought the 'junk' securities in 2013-2016 by the transfer of money in the sum of more than $13.3 million to the current accounts of the number of the enterprises with the signs of the sham that later being cashed in the banking institutions.

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The embezzlement scheme of 'Motor Sich' was disclosed by the Investigation of High Priority Economic Affairs Department of the Prosecutor General's Office with the support of the Economy Defense Department of the National Police.

In the result of the searches at the main objects and the apartments, $500, 000 and antique were confiscated.


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