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 Over 13 million Swiss francs frozen on Liechtenstein accounts of Ukrainian judge, - State Financial Monitoring Service

The State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine and the Financial Intelligence Unit of Liechtenstein have established five companies owned by Ukrainians, registered in Panama and Liechtenstein and with accounts in banks of Liechtenstein and Latvia. Significant amounts of money of dubious origin have been accumulated on the accounts of these companies for a long period of time.

The State Financial Monitoring Service press office reported on Wednesday, July 29, Censor.NET informs citing the press service of the Cabinet.

According to the report, it was found that the current judge of the Superior Economic Court of Ukraine and his wife were joint beneficiaries and / or persons authorized to use the accounts in the bank in Liechtenstein. This judge was one of Vice-Chairmen of the Superior Economic Court of Ukraine during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.

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The funds on one of the accounts, which beneficial owner and authorized person was the wife of the judge, have been attached July 28, 2015 by the joint efforts of the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine, the Financial Intelligence Unit, and the Prosecutor's Office of Liechtenstein, according to the ruling of the court of the city of Vaduz. The total amount of attached funds was 13.1 million Swiss francs ($13.5 million).

It was also established that one of the companies owned an account in a Latvian bank, from which the main flow of the money was coming.

The State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine in close cooperation with the Liechtenstein Financial Intelligence Unit is currently establishing the sources of funds on the mentioned accounts.

Measures are taken to identify the companies and their beneficial owners that transferred the funds to the accounts of mentioned non-resident companies.

The materials of the joint financial investigation conducted by the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine and Liechtenstein Financial Intelligence Unit have been submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine July 29, 2015 to carry out the relevant proceedings.
 
 
 
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