Zaporizzhya region: SBU identifies multi-million dollar deal with state bank funds
The SBU officers under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office, during the tasks of protecting critical infrastructure facilities in the banking sector, identified the activity of dealers’ group suspected in stealing mortgaged property of one of the state-owned banks in Zaporizzhya.
The SBU operatives, in the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings, established that the state financial institution covenanted loan agreement with a commercial structure with a credit line limit of almost UAH 700,000,000 (USD 25,000,000). According to the agreement conditions, the property of the enterprise was transferred as a deposit to the bank.
During pre-trial investigation, the law enforcers documented that the received loans were transferred to the accounts of the offshore companies. The mortgaged assets of the enterprise were illegally withdrawn from the state bank control in favor of third parties. According to the resume of profile experts, the state bank received damages of almost UAH 1,000,000,000 (USD 3,571,428,57).
The SBU investigators served a notice of suspicion in committing crimes two involved in court case by Part 5 Article 191 and Part 2 Article 364-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The measures on returning the illegally alienated assets of the enterprise to the state's property are now in process.
Pre-trial investigation is under way.
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