On December 25, a panel of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court announced a verdict in which the ex-chairman of the board of Real Bank PJSC was found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering and sentenced to 11 years in prison with confiscation of property.
As Ukrinform reports, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office reported this on Facebook.
“By a court verdict, the former chairman of the board was found guilty of committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 255, part 5 art. 191, part 3, article 209, part 2, art. 366, part 4 art. 28 hours 5 tbsp. 191, part 4 art. 28 hours 1 tbsp. 366, part 4 art. 28 hours 3 tbsp. 209, part 4 art. 28 Part 5 Art. 191, part 4 art. 28 hours 3 tbsp. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment with deprivation of the right to hold positions in business entities of all forms of ownership related to organizational, administrative and economic functions, for a period of 3 years with confiscation of all property belonging to him and a fine of 12,750 UAH,” the message says.
Also, the panel of judges of the HACC partially satisfied the civil claim of the National Bank of Ukraine and accepted to recover from the accused more than 503 million UAH as compensation for damage caused as a result of the crime.
In addition, the civil claim of the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Individuals was satisfied and it was decided to recover from the accused an amount of more than UAH 5.573 million as compensation for damage caused as a result of the crime.
The verdict of the High Anti-Corruption Court comes into force thirty days from the date of its proclamation, unless it is appealed to the HACC Appeals Chamber.
As the department recalled, as part of the pre-trial investigation, it was established that the specified person, being part of the criminal organization of the former fugitive president, took part in the seizure of 4.7 billion hryvnia from Real Bank PJSC, 800 million hryvnia from the National Bank of Ukraine received as a stabilization loan. as well as 865 million hryvnia of funds from Brokbusinessbank JSC, which were placed in the Real Bank account and later transferred to the accounts of controlled entities and their further legalization.
As Ukrinform reported, the pre-trial investigation into this criminal proceeding, in accordance with the resolution of the Prosecutor General, was assigned to NABU detectives in December 2019.
Since 2015, the suspect has been on the international wanted list.
On March 29, 2022, HACS authorized the implementation of a special pre-trial investigation against the specified person.
In May 2022, NABU and SAP completed the investigation into this case and sent to court an indictment against the former chairman of the board of PJSC Real Bank.