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 SBU in search for former National Bank Head Sorkin and Kurchenko's banker Ahafonov

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine are in search for former National Bank Head Ihor Sorkin and former chairman of board of Real-bank Volodymyr Ahafonov.

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

According to the message, the General Prosecutor's Office together with SBU are investigating into the fact of Sorkin and Ahafonov's appropriation of the National Bank and Ahrarnyi Fond PJSC's assets in the amount of 2.8 billion UAH (over $121,739,000)

The theft of the funds has been conducted under previous concert by members of a criminal organization created by the owner of Real-bank and Brokbiznesbank Serhii Kurchenko.

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It is also reported that Sorkin is suspected of conducting a crime under part 5 article 191 (appropriation or embezzlement of property of another) and part 1 article 255 (creation of a criminal organization with the purpose of committing a grave offense or a high crime) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In addition to the two sections, Ahafonov is also incriminated with laundering of illegal earnings.

SBU officers are currently locating the above mentioned persons in order to detain and charge them.


 
 
 
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