Anti-corruption court arrests former owner of VAB Bank in absentia
The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court (WAKS) Appeals Chamber in absentia arrested the ultimate owner of VAB Bank Oleg Bakhmatyuk.
It is reported by the WAKS Appeals Chamber.
The prosecutor’s appeal in the case against Bakhmatyuk has been reviewed. In April, a WAX investigating judge denied the arrest charge.
“According to the results of the hearing, the court allowed the prosecutor’s appeal and chose the measure of restraint in the form of detention,” the statement said.
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As noted, former owner of VAB bank Oleg Bakhmatyuk was added to the national wanted list on November 22, 2019. NABU announced Bakhmatyuk’s suspicion in the case of a 1.2 billion euro stabilization loan ‘UAH of the National Bank.
According to the press service of the National Bank, Bakhmatyuk owes the state a total of 29.3 billion UAH. The amount of debt is 11 billion UAH – to the Deposit Guarantee Fund for individuals, which paid this amount to depositors of two banks – “Financial Initiative” and VAB Bank, which belonged to Bakhmatyuk, 10.6 billion UAH – to the National Bank for refinancing loans granted to these banks. and 7.7 billion UAH to three public banks.
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On February 7, NABU was informed of the court decision concerning the detention of Oleg Bakhmatyuk, the former owner of VAB bank. He is now outside of Ukraine.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru