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Son of Ukrainian MP arrested for embezzlement of Oschadbank funds

Source : 112 Ukraine

Maksym Berezkin can be released if the $175,995 bail is paid
14:00, 26 October 2018

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Solomiansky Court of Kyiv arrested Maksym Berezkin, the son of MP of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Stanyslav Berezkin. He is suspected in the embezzlement of $20 million of Ukraine's state-run Oschadbank funds and set the bail in the sum of $175,995. Ukrainian News reported that citing the source in the Specialized Anti-Corruption Bureau (SAP).

'The arrest and bail in the sum of $175,995 were announced', the message said.

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It is noted that the court made such decision on October 25. The SAP considers the issue of the appeal against it as the office insisted on the bail in the sum of $5.2 million.

In his turn, Stanyslav Berezkin told 112 Ukraine that neither he nor members of his family violated the law or committed the crimes so they are ready to defend their position in the courts and the Ukrainian Parliament - if the Prosecutor General files a petition on the lifting of the immunity from him.

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On October 25, Solomiansky district court of Kyiv has arrested Iryna Zemtsova, the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of 'Oschadbank' in the case of the embezzlement of the state funds of the bank.

On October 23, under the procedural control of SAP prosecutors, National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) detectives detained ten people who were served with charge papers concerning embezzling $20 million of Oshchadbank.

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Earlier, it was reported that NABU and SAP were preparing a petition on lifting the immunity of the people’s deputy who illegally embezzled $20 million. According to Ukrainian News agency, it was about Stanislav Berezkin from 'Will of the Nation' group.

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