NABU prevented the revocation of seizure of USD 14 million owned by the ex-Minister of Revenues and Duties

26.05.2020 00:00

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) provided data to extend the ban on the disposal of company accounts of close relatives of the Minister of Revenues and Duties of Ukraine in the administration of the ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to competent authorities of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The accounts were seized within the investigations as of the facts of causing damages in the amount of UAH 3 billion by the ex-official.

According to the foreign colleagues, in Liechtenstein more than USD 14 million was the amount of funds at seized accounts of companies. The ban on their disposal has been in force since 2017. The ban is extended annually based on information from the investigating authority.

In November 2019, the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine sent to NABU the case against the ex-Minister.

NABU and SAPO took the necessary measures to preserve the property. Based on a court decision, it could be used as compensation for the damages caused by illegal actions of the top-officials in the administration of the ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

For reference: the NABU Detectives  investigate a criminal proceeding in which the ex-Minister is suspected of causing damages in the amount of more than UAH 100 billion. In that case, NABU seized UAH 301 million, which a company affiliated with the ex-Minister of Revenues and Duties tried to recover from Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) "Ukrzaliznytsia". In addition, at the initiative of NABU and SAPO, 1,000 wagons purchased by the same company were seized.

 

According to Part 1 Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of a crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.