Possession of UAH 420 million – the SBI informed the ex-deputy chairman of the board of “Eurobank” about the suspicion

The employees of the State Security Bureau informed about the suspicion of one of the ex-deputies of the board of PJSC CB “Eurobank”, who is involved in the embezzlement of UAH 420 million.

By entering into forged contracts for the purchase and sale of securities, credit and mortgage contracts, and contracts for meeting the demands of the mortgage holder with fictitious companies controlled by the bank, the bank’s officials took possession of depositors’ money and the property of “Eurobank” in the amount of more than UAH 420 million.

To give fictitious contracts the appearance of legal activity, among other things, land plots and office premises, the value of which was deliberately inflated more than seven times were used as collateral.

One of the managers of Eurobank was notified of suspicion of misappropriation and embezzlement of property through abuse of official position on a particularly large scale or by an organized group (Part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The suspect faces up to 12 years in prison.

The involvement of other bank employees in committing the specified crimes is established.

As a guarantee of compensation for the damages caused in the criminal proceedings, objects of criminally illegal actions and movable and immovable property purchased with the money acquired due to the commission of a criminal offense were seized and handed over to the Asset Recovery and Management Agency (ARMA). Among other things, there are:

  • shares in the authorized capital of 4 legal entities;
  • 130 cars, including premium cars;
  • 98 real estate objects (apartments, land plots, office premises, etc.).

The Office of the Prosecutor General carries out procedural management of pre-trial investigations in criminal proceedings.

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