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 Managers of four banks stole $6 billion of the National Bank refinancing funds

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the Prosecutor General's Office recently found evidence of theft of about 6 billion hryvnia of National Bank refinancing funds by management of four Ukrainian banks.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the press-service of the SBU.

The greatest amount of misappropriation of the NBU funds in the amount of $4.3 billion was conducted by officials of one of these banking institutions.

"It is established that officials of the banks involved several fraudulent schemes to steal the money. In particular, contrary to the conditions for obtaining refinancing, the management credited bankrupt businesses under its control and bought junk securities with the money of the National Bank to withdraw the funds. The perpetrators also implemented schemes with collateral property, illegally withdrawing it from bank assets," the report says.

According to the agency, today the Individual Deposit Guarantee Fund introduced a temporary administration and began the liquidation of these banks, thus all payouts to depositors are made at its expense.

"The Prosecutor General's Office based on the SBU investigation into the theft of funds in each of the banks opened criminal proceedings under pt. 5, Art. 191 and pt. 2, Art. 205 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the SBU noted.

The investigation is ongoing.

"The Security Service of Ukraine in cooperation with the Prosecutor General's Office will continue to take all measures to prevent the destabilization of the banking system of the country," the agency noted.


 
 
 
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