• 28/05/2024 18:44

The court extended Kolomoisky's arrest and reduced his bail again

At the same time, the judge rejected the proposal to release Kolomoisky on the people's deputy's bail.

The court extended Kolomoisky's arrest and again reduced the bail

Igor Kolomoisky

The Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kiev granted the prosecution's request to extend the term of the preventive measure in the form of detention under guards of businessman Igor Kolomoisky until June 2, 2024, but again reduced the alternative to bail – from UAH 2.4 billion to UAH 1.96 billion.

This was reported by the Interfax-Ukraine agency with reference to one of parties to the meeting.

The court again rejected the proposal to release Kolomoisky on bail as a MP and refuse to arrest him due to health conditions, satisfying the demands of the prosecutor of the Office of the Prosecutor General Sergei Demyanchuk, representing the prosecution.

Kolomoisky is suspected of fraud and embezzlement of PrivatBank funds. The security service declared him suspicious under two articles of the Criminal Code: Art. 190 (fraud), Art. 209 (legalization (laundering) of property obtained by criminal means).

Law enforcement officers established that the businessman, during 2013-2020, legalized more than 0.5 billion UAH by transferring it abroad. At the same time, he used the infrastructure of controlled banking institutions.

According to the investigation, from 2013 to 2014, Kolomoisky illegally took possession of UAH 5.8 billion. To do this, he created a criminal group consisting of bank employees, in which he was the founder and shareholder. in the amount of more than UAH 9.2 billion.

The Appeals Chamber of the High Anti-Corruption Court closed the proceedings in the NABU case against Kolomoisky, citing “Lozovoy’s edits.”

The head of the SAPO Alexander Klimenko said that the judicial prospects for Kolomoisky’s case have “very high chances.”

Kolomoisky’s case

  • The oligarch has been in custody since September 2, 2023. He received suspicions over several episodes. The first is fraud and legalization of property. During 2013-2020, according to investigators, he legalized and transferred more than half a billion hryvnia through banks abroad. He is also a suspect in the case of the illegal seizure of 5.8 billion hryvnia in 2013-2014 and the seizure of more than 9.2 billion UAH of PrivatBank funds.
  • On September 15, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court re-elected a preventive measure and increased the amount of bail by 3 billion 891 million hryvnia.
  • On November 16, Kolomoisky was left in custody until December 2. The bail was reduced to UAH 3 billion 712 million.
  • On December 21, the court reduced the bail to UAH 2.7 billion.
  • In February 2024, the court reduced Kolomoisky’s bail to UAH 2.4 billion. The businessman's lawyer noted that he will not post bail.

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