The Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of Ukraine has satisfied the appeal of the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and has chosen a preventive measure in the form of custody for the former head of the VAB Bank Denis Maltsev who is wanted, writes delo.
According to the SAP, after his detention and delivery to the place of investigation, the investigating judge will decide on this preventive measure. At the same time, the prosecutor’s office did not mention which preventive measure was initially applied to Maltsev.
We shall remind you that according to an investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, in October 2014 VAB Bank, which was classified as problematic, applied to the National Bank of Ukraine for a stabilization loan secured by real estate.
Despite the fact that the bank did not submit all the necessary documents, the National Bank’s board, contrary to legal requirements, accepted its proposal. At the same time, the same banking institution has already received a UAH 3 billion loan from the NBU, which it has never repaid.
At the same time, the value of real estate pledged to the NBU under the terms of the 2014 stab loan was overstated by almost 25 times by drawing up fake valuation reports. During the investigation, an expert examination found that the real value of the pledged real estate was UAH 72.62 million against the UAH 1.8 billion claimed by the bank.
40 days after this loan was disbursed, in November 2014, the NBU declared VAB Bank insolvent and in March 2015 decided to liquidate it. The bank never received any money. The bank itself is still in liquidation.
The NABU has been investigating the case since October 2016 and completed it in July 2021. Then the bureau said that 14 people were involved in the case: nine NBU officials, including the former first deputy head of the NBU (Oleksandr Pisaruk); the former deputy head of VAB Bank (Andriy Yatsyuta), the deputy director of the company that prepared the review of the bank’s property assessment, as well as three officials of private companies related to the bank’s beneficiaries.
Denis Maltsev. Who else?
Investigations into the suspicion of three more people – the actual owner of the financial institution (Oleg Bakhmatyuk), the former head of the board (Denys Maltsev) and the former head of the bank’s supervisory board (Bakhmatyuk’s sister Natalia Vasilyuk) were split into separate proceedings, which were halted due to the search for these individuals.
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