NABU freezes Kolomoisky’s assets

8 September, 11:47 PM
Ihor Kolomoisky (Photo:NV)

Ihor Kolomoisky (Photo:NV)

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have frozen the assets of Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky for 48 hours, NABU said in a message on its website on Sept. 8.

NABU later clarified that they are able to freeze assets for a maximum of 48 hours before applying for an order from a judge to extend the term. NABU and SAPO have already made the corresponding request to the High Anti-Corruption Court.

The freeze covers charter capital of companies owned directly or indirectly by Kolomoisky —

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307 legal entities, including joint-stock companies, valued at over UAH 3 billion ($81 million), in addition to nearly 1,000 real estate properties and over 1,600 vehicles.

NABU explained that this measure ensures the potential confiscation of the oligarch’s property in the PrivatBank embezzlement case.

On Sept. 7, NABU and SAPO charged Kolomoisky and five other individuals with embezzling funds from PrivatBank totaling more than UAH 9.2 billion ($249 million).

On Sept. 2, a Kyiv court ordered 60-day detention for Kolomoisky. He declined to post a UAH 509 million bail ($13.8 million).

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