Pre-trial investigation on suspicion of two former officials of the National Bank of Ukraine Oleksiy Tkachenko and Roman Yakovlev, suspected of involvement in the criminal organization created by former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, was completed. This was reported by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on his Facebook page.
"The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine completed the pre-trial investigation on suspicion of the former deputy chairman of the National Bank O.Tkachenko and the director of the National Bank R.Jakovlev in participation in the criminal organization created by V.Yanukovych and S.Kurchenko", - the prosecutor general said.
Lutsenko noted that these individuals are accused of ensuring the adoption by the National Bank of Ukraine in 2013 of an illegal decision to issue a stabilization loan to a controlled criminal organization, which was subsequently used in the interests of accomplices in the crime by withdrawing funds from abroad and cashing them.
"As a result of the crime, the state suffered damage amounting to USD 2.9 million, all assets of the suspects were seized. The indictment in criminal proceedings was sent to the court", - Lutsenko said.
Earlier it was reported that on July 14, 2016 the court granted the petition of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office and chose O.Tkachenko and R.Yakovlev a preventive measure in the form of custody. They were detained the day before for committing crimes under Part 1 of Art. 255 (participation in a criminal organization and crimes committed by such organization), Part 4 of Art. 28, part 5 of Art. 191 (seizure of another's property by abuse of official position in especially large amounts) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Ex-officials of the National Bank of Ukraine will face punishment of 8 to 15 years of imprisonment.