Ihor Kolomoiskyi served with a suspicion notice for fraud and money laundering

Ihor Kolomoiskyi served with a suspicion notice for fraud and money laundering

The Prosecutor General's Office has served businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi with a notice of suspicion for fraud and money laundering. The case is being investigated by the SSU and the Economic Security Bureau.

This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Security Service of Ukraine.

The SSU, together with the Economic Security Bureau, found that during 2013-2020, he legalised UAH 570 million by transferring it abroad. For this purpose, he used the infrastructure of banks under his control.

Investigative actions are currently underway. Kolomoiskyi has already been served with a request for a preventive measure.

It will be recalled that in February 2023, the SSU uncovered a scheme to misappropriate UAH 40 billion at Ukrnafta and Ukrtatnafta, previously owned by Ihor Kolomoiskyi. The businessman's house was searched.

Subsequently, law enforcement officers found the former chief accountant of Ukrtatnafta, who helped Kolomoisky evade taxes. The woman was hiding in Zakarpattia. She was also served with a notice of suspicion.

In June 2023, it became known that Kolomoisky's business partner Mykhailo Kiperman embezzled almost UAH 600 million from Ukrtatnafta on February 24, 2022.

The SSU discovered that on February 24, 2022, Ukrtatnafta transferred almost UAH 600 million to a European company. The de facto owner of this company is Kiperman. The money was intended for another supplier: it was to pay for 84,000 tonnes of crude oil previously chartered.

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