“The investigators are scrutinizing potential financial crimes, including money laundering, according to the sources, who say the probe is wide-ranging and has been underway for quite some time,” the message reads.
The oligarch was not charged with any crimes, his lawyer stated that Kolomoysky denies any wrongdoings.
“Mr. Kolomoisky categorically denies that he has laundered any funds into the United States, period. He’s a businessperson. His bank was seized by the government, claiming the bank was on the verge of collapse. That information turned out to be false,” Mike Sullivan, an attorney with the Ashcroft Law Firm who represents Kolomoisky, said.
According to Kyiv Post, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio is involved in the probe as Kolomoysky has investments there.
Financial Times informed that the oligarch lives in Tel Aviv now. The law enforcement agencies claim that his residency there could “complicate any potential extradition attempt by the United States.”