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Property worth over UAH 100 million are returned to Deposit Guarantee Fund

Property worth over UAH 100 million are returned to Deposit Guarantee Fund. The assets illegally moved out from insolvent PJSC “VTB Bank”.

SBU operatives established that as soon as PJSC “VTB Bank” was declared insolvent by the National Bank of Ukraine and Deposit Guarantee Fund initiated the liquidation process of the entity, the persons involved in the proceedings forged purchase and sale agreements of the bank property. They made changes in State Register of Real Property Rights concerning two non-residential facilities in Kharkiv and 23 residential units in capital, total value of which comprises more than UAH 100 million. As a result, the “black notary officer” reregistered the property to an entity, controlled by the dealers. The SBU also identified involved into the fraud bank officers, who provided information about the most liquid assets of the PJSC.

By the joint efforts of the SBU and Kyiv Prosecutor's Office No.7, the property was seized, according to the decision of Podil District Court in Kyiv city. The ownership of the premises was actually returned to the Deposit Guarantee Fund.

Two persons involved in the criminal proceedings, including a black notary officer, were served notices of suspicion of committing the criminal offenses under Part 4 Art. 190 (Taking possession of somebody else’s property or obtaining the property title by deceit or breach of confidence (fraud) Part 4 Art. 358 (Forgery of documents, seals, stamps or letterheads and sale or use of forged documents) and Part 3 Art. 365-2 (Abuse of authority by persons providing public services) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of preventive measures is being addressed.

Investigation is ongoing.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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