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SBU uncovers extortion of money from owners of capital bank by representatives of pseudo NGO

The SBU CI officers exposed the head of pseudo NGO on extortion of money from  ex-owners of one of Kyiv banks.

The special service officers established that the offenders registered NGO created allegedly to protect rights of depositors of the bank, in which temporary administration had been taken. In fact, the dealers planned by using the damaging evidence to return for a certain percentage to close relatives of large depositors of the bank, money that "hung" on the accounts and deposits of the institution.

The dealings involving several bank employees with the help of special technical means of data retrieval recorded materials to blackmail former owners during 9 months.

The SBU officers documented the fact that the founder of “NGO" demanded UAH 4.2 million in exchange for the destruction of damaging evidence.

The law-enforcers arrested the NGO head in one of the capital's offices in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine when receiving the entire amount of unlawful benefit.

The pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings initiated under Art. 189 and Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is under way.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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