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 Criminal proceedings opened against judges who attempted to remove attachment from Yanukovych’s securities - PGO

Prosecutor General's Office prevented removal of an attachment from shares of the All-Ukrainian Development Bank PJSC, owned by the son of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Oleksandr Yanukovych.

Censor.NET reports citing statement by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

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"Media are spreading false information on removal of the attachment from the shares of the All-Ukrainian Development Bank PJSC owned by the son of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Oleksandr Yanukovych, which were arrested at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in April 2014. On April 14, 2015, the decision of the Kyiv City Appeals Court has partially granted the appeal of the authorized official of the Deposit Guarantee Fund and released from the attachment 100% of the shares of this bank owned by suspected offender Oleksandr Yanukovych in order to restore the bank's financial position by selling it," the statement reads.

"However, since the purpose of the arrest (confiscation of property owned by the accused person under the courts decision and its return to the state budget) has not been reached, the State Service for Financial Monitoring on behalf of the Prosecutor General's Office had suspended all operations with these shares," the PGO noted.

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These shares were re-arrested the same day by the investigating judge of the Pechersk district court in Kyiv at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office.

It is noted that the evaluation of the actions of judges of the Kyiv City Appeals Court will be given during the pre-trial investigation within the criminal proceedings initiated by the Prosecutor General's Office under the Article 375 of the Criminal Code (making of knowingly unlawful decision).

 
 
 
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