In the Kolomoisky case, the pre-trial investigation was continued

, 10:11, 24.11.2023
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On November 23, the Shevchenkov District Court in Kyiv extended the preparatory proceedings in the case of Ihor Kolomoisky until March 2, 2024, setting an alternative bail of UAH 3 billion 891 million

In the Kolomoisky case, the pre-trial investigation was continued

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Prosecutors asked for the continuation of the pre-trial investigation into Kolomoisky's misappropriation of PrivatBank funds. They justified why it was necessary. More time is needed to interrogate suspects in criminal proceedings, conduct investigative experiments, forensic economic research, interrogate witnesses, interrogate PrivatBank officials, etc.

Instead, the defense side, in particular lawyers Oleg Pushkar and Oleksandr Lysak, asked not to consider the prosecutor's request to continue the pre-trial investigation.

There are documents, there are financial transactions, so the amount of evidence, in this case, comes down not to witness statements, but to settlement transactions

Lysak said.

The court ultimately agreed to the prosecutors' request to continue the pre-trial investigation.

On October 27, the court extended Kolomoisky's detention until January 2, setting an alternative bail of UAH 3 billion 891 million.

On November 16, the Court of Appeal in Kyiv partially changed the preventive measure against Ihor Kolomoisky. The businessman will remain in custody until December 2, not until January 2, 2024. The court also reduced the amount of the bail from UAH 3 billion 891 million to UAH 3 billion 712 thousand.

The Kolomoisky case

On September 15, the Shevchenkov District Court again applied a preventive measure against oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who was brought under new suspicion under three articles - in the case of embezzlement of UAH 5.8 billion. The judge changed the preventive bail measure, setting its amount at UAH 3 billion 891 million.

On September 7, Kolomoisky was suspected of embezzling UAH 9.2 billion from Privatbank.

The National Anticorruption Bureau and the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office took action to seize his assets after announcing suspicions against Ihor Kolomoisky.

On September 2, Kolomoisky received a preventive measure in the case of fraud in the form of a 60-day arrest with the possibility of paying bail in the amount of over UAH 509 million.

Previously, Kolomoisky was suspected of fraud based on materials from the Security Service of Ukraine and the Economic Security Bureau.

It was found that between 2013 and 2020, Ihor Kolomoisky legalized over half a billion hryvnias, taking them abroad using the infrastructure of controlled banking institutions

the SBU reported.

In February, officers searched Kolomoyski's house. The Security Service then stated that it was linked to the detected embezzlement programs of UAH 40 billion in PJSC "Ukrnafta" and PJSC "Ukrtatnafta".

#Corruption#Ihor Kolomoisky#Privatbank

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