The General Prosecutor of Ukraine (GPU), the National anti-corruption Bureau (NAB) and Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (ARS) are investigating several cases related to PrivatBank. This was announced by Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, writes “Economic truth”.
“First of all, immediately after the treatment, the head of praline Bank Oleksandr Shlapak about the crime was the arrest of the liquid property of PrivatBank and its related structures – more than 700 of real estate, OOO “Privation,” – said Lutsenko.
According to him, the GPU within the last weeks actively interrogates the members of the credit Committee of PrivatBank. “Ready suspicions. GPU also studying the documents and interviewing a number of employees of the national Bank, which was supposed to control processes in PrivatBank”, – Lutsenko added.
Previously at the disposal of the media got the appeal Shlapak in the name of the attorney General which States that the ex-the management of PrivatBank before nationalization conducted illicit transactions with related persons of the banks, which caused damages to the state in especially large sizes.
The document notes that on 15 and 16 December 2016, the former management of the Bank concluded with the company Claresholm Marketing Ltd, which was found to be associated with PrivatBank, the loan agreement for the sum of 389 million dollars, 60 million Euro and reflected the debt in the balance sheet. 16 Dec former employees of PrivatBank signed a contract with LLC “Novafarm” in the amount of 3.2 billion hryvnia, and the additional agreement with JSC IC “Ingosstrakh” indicating the amount of the accrual indexed compensation amounting to more than 136 million UAH, which is also recognized by Bank’s related parties.
“By results of consideration of the appeal of the Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank, the GPU has made to the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations on signs of the criminal offense provided by part 5 of article 191 UK of Ukraine (assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position),” – said Lutsenko.
Recall, July 1, matured deposits related to this loan in PrivatBank. As noted in the national Bank, the former beneficiaries of the financial institution Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov has not fulfilled its obligations, because the government begins the forced recovery of debts of the former owners of “Privat”.
The Ministry of Finance also published the text of the letter of Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov, which they sent 16 December 2016 the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman. The letter contains a request to purchase shares of the Bank and to take a positive decision on the capitalization of “Private”.
As you know, PrivatBank was nationalised in December 2016. The whole procedure took 72 hours. The reason is that “Private” could not execute the recapitalization program. The Finance Ministry and the NBU had already stated that the move to the state was the only viable option to save financial institutions. At the same time, a former beneficiary of “Privat” Igor Kolomoisky insisted that PrivatBank was the victim of the “tyranny of the NBU”. Later Kolomoisky began to challenge the nationalization of the Bank in court.
On 26 June, the Chairman of the state Board of PrivatBank Oleksandr Shlapak has resigned. The Supervisory Board of the Bank may consider the application Shlapak at the end of July.