Ex-NBU governor Shevchenko placed on international wanted list

Ex-NBU governor Shevchenko placed on international wanted list

Former governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Kyrylo Shevchenko, suspected of embezzlement of Ukrgasbank funds, was put on the international wanted list.

Olha Postoliuk, press secretary of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, said this in a comment to Ukrinform.

"The former National Bank head, suspected of embezzlement of Ukrgasbank funds, was placed on the international wanted list," she said.

As Ukrinform reported, on October 24, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine announced a search warrant for three officials of JSC Ukrgasbank, who, according to investigators, were involved in embezzlement of over UAH 200 million.

Kyrylo Shevchenko, ex-governor of the National Bank, is among those involved in the case.

On October 6, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau notified Shevchenko of suspicion.

Shevchenko was charged with setting up a scheme during 2014-2020 as the head of the state-owned JSC Ukrgasbank, which led to losses in the amount of over UAH 206 million. In total, five persons, including former and current high-ranking officials of banking institutions, were notified of suspicion in the case.

In the course of the investigation, it was established that Ukrgasbank’s management, having information about banking service contracts concluded with large clients, used it to embezzle funds.

For this purpose, the bank's officials ensured the conclusion of fictitious contracts with individuals and legal entities who, allegedly being "agents" of the bank, attracted large clients to it. The bank illegally paid monthly "remuneration" to these persons for "agency services".

The law enforcers established that in 2014-2020, under this scheme, funds of the state-owned bank in the amount of more than UAH 206 million were unjustifiably transferred to 52 fictitious agents.


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