Ex-Real Bank head case sent to court

24.05.2022 00:00

On May 23, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against a former Real Bank Board Chairman. His actions fall under Part 1 Art. 255, Part 5 Art. 191, Part 3 Art. 209, Part 2 Art. 366, Part 4 Art. 28 Part 5 Art. 191, Part 4 Art. 28 Part 3 Art. 209, Part 4 Art. 28 Part 2 Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the suspect, allegedly a member of the criminal organization of the former fugitive president, was involved in the seizure of UAH 4.7 billion from Real Bank, UAH 800 million received as a stabilization loan from the National Bank of Ukraine, and UAH 865 million of Brokbusinessbank kept in Real Bank and later transferred to the accounts of controlled persons and further legalization of the seized funds.

Following the decision of the Prosecutor General, NABU was instructed to conduct a pre-trial investigation into the above facts in December 2019.

In 2015, the suspect was placed on the international wanted list.

On March 29, 2022, the High Anti-Corruption Court sanctioned a special pre-trial investigation of the suspect.

In May 2022, NABU and SAPO completed the investigation and disclosed the case files for review.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.