The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has announced a new suspicion against the former beneficial owner of Privatbank, Igor Kolomoisky, about the misappropriation of funds from a credit institution in the amount of more than 9.2 million hryvnias ($247,000). This was announced on September 7 in the NABU Telegram channel.
The investigation believes that in January-March 2015, Kolomoisky developed a plan to seize the funds of Privatbank in order to further finance the controlled offshore company. He also planned to increase his share in the authorized capital of the credit institution.
“To do this, the bank was artificially ordered to pay the specified controlled company more than 9.2 billion hryvnia under the pretext of allegedly repurchasing its own bonds at an inflated value,” the NABU stressed.
Earlier, on September 2, the Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kyiv sent the businessman into custody for two months with the possibility of bail. Prior to this, the Security Service of Ukraine charged him with fraud and legalization of property obtained by criminal means.
The oligarch’s lawyer Alexander Lysak said that his client would not pay bail, but would instead file an appeal against the decision to arrest, Gazeta.Ru notes.