Kurchenko again arrested in absentia, the Prosecutor’s office requires up to 12 years in prison

Kiev Pechersk district court in absentia arrested the owner of “Eastern European fuel and energy company” (VETEK) of Serhiy Kurchenko.

This was announced by Kurchenko lawyer Yuriy Sukhov.

“This is the third time the court shall issue an identical decision to use a preventive measure to my client in custody” – he said. Protection Kurchenko intends to appeal.

As reported in the Prosecutor’s office, the “loss caused by the criminal organization, active participant of which is Kurchenko, reaching more than 7 billion UAH. According to the relevant facts to him is reported about suspicion”.

The GPU noted that sanctions for the most serious of the alleged suspect of articles provide imprisonment for the term from 7 till 12 years.

Recall, from March 2014 Kurchenko is in the international wanted list. Kurchenko appeared in the case of a liquefied gas as the head of a criminal organization. The investigation claims that in 2010-2014, his company received LPG “Ukrgasdobycha” and “Ukrnafta” at a lower price (set for the population), and sold as autogas market.

Earlier, the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios zavlyal that Ukraine prosecuted 59 defendants in criminal cases opened for economic crimes of the entourage of the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, businessman Sergei Kurchenko and others.