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 Kurchenko suspected of running crime ring involved in offenses with LPG transactions, - PGO

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) has drawn up notice of suspicion for Serhii Kurchenko of committing crimes during liquefied petrol gas (LPG) transactions.

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

According to the statement, the Main Investigation Directorate in conjunction with the Department of Procedural Control of criminal proceedings initiated by the PGO central body investigators, have drawn up notice of suspicion for Serhii Kurchenko as the leader of a crime ring involved in grave and extremely serious crimes in the field of transactions with liquefied gas in 2010 - early 2014 following the full, comprehensive and impartial investigation, taking into account the obtained evidence.

The PGO emphasized that during this period, Serhii Kurchenko organized misappropriation of state-owned LPG worth of $2.2 billion by a ring he headed. The LPG produced by Ukrhazvydobuvannia PJSC and Ukrnafta PJSC was illegally acquired at the auctions at below market rates allegedly for the population. The crime ring members were actually selling LPG right away to the entities subordinated to Serhii Kurchenko at market prices in the territory of Ukraine.

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Those illegal actions have inflicted damage to the state in the amount of more than $2 billion.

Serhii Kurchenko has been put on the international wanted list. The court imposed pretrial detention on him in absentia.

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