Latvian Prosecutor's Office refutes closure of Kurchenko-Yanukovych case

Latvian Prosecutor's Office refutes closure of Kurchenko-Yanukovych case

The Latvian Prosecutor's Office refutes the information that the case over alleged laundering of the funds belonging to Kurchenko and Yanukovych through Latvian banks will be closed on March 10.

This was stated in the letter from the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Latvia with reference to the country's Prosecutor General Ēriks Kalnmeiers in response to a request for information from Ukrinform.

"The information about the closure of criminal proceedings over legalization of funds obtained by criminal means, which may be linked to Viktor Yanukovych, on March 10, 2016 is not true," reads the letter.

As a reminder, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaliy Kasko announced his resignation on February 15. On the same day, MP of Ukraine Tetiana Chornovil said that "the criminal case over money laundering by Ukrainian beneficiaries of Yanukovych times will be closed in Latvia on March 10 this year" allegedly because of inactivity of Kasko.

April 23, 2014, Kurchenko was put on the international wanted list. He is suspected of embezzling more than UAH 1 billion. According to media reports, the oligarch now lives and continues his business activities Russia.


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