Court leaves Kolomoisky in custody with alternative bail of UAH 3.8 bln


The Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv upheld the custody status of businessman Ihor Kolomoisky in the form of detention with an alternative bail of UAH 3.8 billion.

As Suspilne reported on its Telegram channel on Tuesday, the court did not grant the lawyers’ request to change Kolomoisky’s custody status to 24-hour house arrest.

“The court left the custody status in the form of detention for Kolomoisky,” the statement said.

As reported, on October 6, the Kyiv Court of Appeal upheld the custody status in the form of detention with the alternative of bail of UAH 3.9 billion for businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, suspected of fraud and embezzlement of PrivatBank funds.

On September 25, the Kyiv Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the trial court to select the custody status for Kolomoisky in the form of detention with an alternative bail of UAH 509 million.

The Security Service of Ukraine notified Kolomoisky of suspicion under two articles of the Criminal Code: Article 190 (fraud), and Article 209 (legalization (laundering) of property obtained by criminal means).

Law enforcement officers established that the businessman during 2013-2020 legalized more than UAH 0.5 billion by transferring them abroad. At the same time, he used the infrastructure of controlled banking institutions.

The Shevchenkivsky District Court changed the bail amount for Kolomoisky to UAH 3.891 billion after new suspicions from the Security Service of Ukraine and the Bureau of Economic Security (BES).

According to investigators, between 2013 and 2014, Kolomoisky illegally took possession of UAH 5.8 billion. To do this, he created a criminal group consisting of employees of the bank, in which he was the founder and shareholder.

The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) reported suspicions to the former ultimate beneficiary of PJSC CB Privatbank Kolomoisky and five of his former top managers of embezzling bank funds worth more than UAH 9.2 billion.

After notifying Kolomoisky of suspicion, anti-corruption authorities seized the businessman’s assets for 48 hours.



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