• 16/06/2024 12:16

Suspicion was reported to the third top manager of the Finance and Credit bank, who helped Zhevago steal billions.

The top manager at one time held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board, and in 2015 became Chairman of the Board of JSC Bank Finance and Credit.

The suspicion was reported to the third top

Zhevago's third accomplice was informed of suspicion

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) reported suspicion to the third deputy chairman of the board of JSC Bank Finance and Credit, who helped steal billions from the owner of the institution, ex-oligarch Konstantin Zhevago.

How According to the DBR report, the top manager of his time served as Deputy Chairman of the Board, and in 2015 became Chairman of the Board of JSC Bank Finance and Credit.

According to the data, the former owner of the institution created a criminal organization back in 2010, through which the bank’s money was stolen. In the withdrawal of funds and their subsequent legalization, he involved, among others, at least three deputiesChairman of the bank's board.

In only one episode of the activities of participants in a criminal organization, losses of more than 560 million rubles were established. UAH

“The former owner knew for sure that the financial assets of the bank included bank deposits of individuals and legal entities and funds received as part of refinancing from the National Bank,” the Bureau reported.

The ex-owner of the bank, through nominees, gained control over a private company that artificially received loan funds from the bank. Decisions were made by the Credit Committee of the institution, which included the Chairman and members of the Board of the JSC Bank Finance and Credit, attracted by the exoligarch, including the deputy chairmen of the board.

After the money was transferred to the commercial structure, the money redirectedto non-resident companies controlled by the oligarch for their further legalization.

The former Deputy Chairman of the Bank's Board was informed of suspicion under Part 1 of Art. 255, part 5 art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (consumption of property on an especially large scale as part of a criminal organization).

It was detained, the issue of choosing a preventive measure in the form of detention is being decided.

  • At the end of last year, two more former deputy chairmen of the board of JSC Bank Finance and Credit were exposed and detained in this criminal proceeding.
  • They were informed of suspicion under similar articles and a preventive measure was chosen in the form of detention in custody with the amount of bail set at UAH 450 million and UAH 467 million, respectively. As of now, bail has not been paid.
  • Earlier, exoligarch Zhevago was informed of the suspicion, and his property was seized , as well as legal entities associated with it.
  • In particular, shares of his enterprises worth hundreds of millions of hryvnias and corporate rights of companies, 26 real estate objects were arrested. Also, the property of other legal entities associated with the former deputy was seized. Among other things, these are 14 property complexes, 21 parts of property complexes, 30 non-residential premises, 10 apartments. search and asset management (ARMA).
  • Exnardep Konstantin Zhevago has been wanted since October 2019 on suspicion of embezzling 2.5 billion hryvnia to the Finance and Credit bank. He has been a member of six convocations of the Ukrainian parliament, starting in 1998. In 2019, he lost the elections in his district to the project manager of “ProZorro.Sales” Alexey Movchan.
  • In December 2022, Zhevago was detained in Courchevel, France. The businessman is suspected of organizing the appropriation of the property of a commercial bank and the subsequent legalization of illegally obtained funds in especially large amounts (part 3 of article 27, part 5 of article 191, part 3 of article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Zhevago's companies are suspected of tax evasion of 94.6 million hryvnia.
  • NABU detectives are also investigating a case on Zhevago’s suspicion of providing a bribe to the chairman and judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. On July 28, 2023, the French side handed Zhevago a notice of suspicion in this proceeding.
  • In November last year, the French court finally refused to grant permission for Zhevago’s extradition to Ukraine, citing the fact that “Ukraine, being in a state of war , was forced to retreat from fulfilling its obligations under international treaties.”

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