The court allowed the arrest of the former MP, the former owner of the Finance and Credit Bank Konstantin Zhevago, who is suspected of involvement in the theft of 2.5 billion UAH to the bank.
About this «Censor.net» said the deputy director of the State Bureau of Investigation, Alexander Babikov.
The relevant decision was made by the investigating judge of the Pechersky district court of Kiev. Babikov said that on June 10, the court will also consider a motion to seize Zhevago’s property.
On May 25, the press service of the ex-people’s deputy reported that at the request of lawyers, the Kiev Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision on the arrest of Zhevago issued by the investigating judge of the Pechersky District Court. After that, the prosecutor’s office filed a new petition.
On September 27, Zhevago reported suspicion of involvement in the theft of UAH 2.5 billion from the Finance and Credit Bank, where it is the beneficial owner.
On October 9, the State Bureau of Investigation put Zhevago on the wanted list. In late October, the ex-people’s deputy on his own initiative resigned as CEO of Ferrexpo
Zhevago temporarily resigned as head of the Ferrexpo. He wants to «focus on resolving certain issues in Ukraine»
In December 2019, a court ordered the arrest of Zhevago.
What are the cases of Zhevago?
The GDB is investigating the embezzlement of more than 2.5 billion UAH of the liquidated Finance and Credit Bank. The investigation believes that the money transfer scheme was organized by the ex-deputy chairman of the bank’s board, the head of one of the departments and other top managers.
During 2007-2014, an offshore company opened credit lines in foreign banks. «Finance and Credit» vouched for this company using its own funds and concluded agreements with other foreign banks in the amount of more than $ 113 million (UAH 2.9 billion). In 2015, for failing to fulfill obligations by an offshore company, foreign banks charge $ 113 million from the accounts of Finance and Credit Bank, and the deposit was written off immediately after the bank was declared insolvent.
The First Deputy Director of the State Duma, Olga Varchenko, said that five top managers of the bank had previously been suspected. Two of them are on the international wanted list. One of the former deputy chairmen of the board was taken into custody in July with the possibility of a bail of UAH 232 million. In September 2015, the National Bank declared Finance and Credit insolvent. The bank was liquidated in December of that year.
In October, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau announced a new suspicion of Zhevago. It is about entering false information in the declaration.