SBU detained key figures in the case of Sergei Kurchenko

In the Sumy region police have detained one of the key figures in the case of embezzlement of funds of the national Bank of Ukraine under the “leadership” of the fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko.

It is reported, the security Service of Ukraine.

“During a pretrial investigation law enforcement authorities documented that the attacker at the direction of Kurchenko purchased a shell company. A range of financial transactions during 2012-2013 with the help of this commercial structure the group is headed Kurchenko seized almost 800 million UAH of the national Bank of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

Photo: SBU

Operatives of the intelligence services arrested a businessman in one of the summer houses on the territory of Okhtyrka district, Sumy region, where the man was hiding from the investigation.

The attacker reported suspected, he was taken to Kyiv for election as court of a preventive measure.

Recall, from March 2014 fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko declared in the international search. 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.

During the investigation the pre-trial investigation body seized on his property and other assets of suspects totaling more than 2.8 billion UAH.

According to media reports, the oligarch is Russia, where he continues the business activities.