The Kiev Pecherskyy district court on 13 July 2022 has cancelled the seizure of money in the amount of 400,900 dollars, 500 euros and 400 hryvnias that had been seized in the spring of 2020 in the process of intensification of the investigation into the daring murder of a criminal authority (“Katsap”) thirteen years ago in Kiev and with the light hand of representatives of the Strategic Investigation Department of the National Police declared the so-called “thief’s snatch-room of the week”. A 49-year-old native of Sambor district Andriy Nedzelskyy, who is known in the status of the so-called “thief in law” nicknamed “Andriy Lvovskyy,” writes Detective-Info.
Information about this is contained in the materials of the court registry.
The court ordered representatives of the National Agency of Ukraine for detection, search and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes (ARMA), which managed the finances, to transfer them to the account of businessman Denys Parubets. The latter, as previously reported in the pages of Detective-Info, is considered a companion of a 49-year-old native of Vinnitsa, the brother of the 9th Parliament member Sergiy Kisilyov (“Sergiy Vinnitsky”), in whose bank box in May 2020 and more than 400 thousand rubles were found. They say that the capital in question was part of Parubets’ contribution to a future joint business project with “Sergei Vinnitsky”, or finances that Kisilev had borrowed from his partner and put in the bank safe.
Nevertheless, but in response to the proclamation of the ruling obliging ARMA to return more than $400,000, officials began complaining about the impossibility of implementing it and appealed for clarification of the ruling regarding the “proper identification of Denis Parubets as the legal owner of the funds”. The relevant application by the representative of the National Agency stated that “the ruling of the investigating judges established two legal owners of the funds, and the resolution part does not contain identifying data of Parubets, which does not allow ARMA to identify such an individual in case he applies for the return of the funds”.
It should be noted that at the end of September this year, the investigating judge Tatyana Ostapchuk refused to satisfy the motion of the Natsagency side. Nevertheless (at least as of late October) the ruling to return the money branded “the thieves’ commonwealth” of “Andrei Lvovsky” has probably never been fulfilled. A collateral evidence of this is the lawsuit claiming compensation for material damage brought against the State of Ukraine represented by the National Police by the aforementioned Parubets and Kisilev.
Ironically, the distribution of the proceeding was at first “stopped” by the judge of the Pechersk District Court, Sergey Vovk, who in the summer of 2020 had already considered the question of the money seized in the bank safe of the VIP branch of Privatbank, due to which the minister of Justice recused himself.
Thus, the course of events around more than $400,000, The law enforcers dubbed the “thieves’ common fund” (subsequently seized and arrested, transferred to the ARMA administration, and subsequently – using a forged court ruling and probable abuses and in a conspiracy between the National Agency officials and a group of lawyers actually stole and transferred with interest to an outsider – “pound” Igor Korol, which was reported in detail in the pages of Detective-Info), has acquired a surrealistic content.
De jure, the domestic court of first instance ordered the return of physical evidence in a high-profile criminal case that is physically no longer there. Moreover, the owners of the stolen assets demand compensation from the state for the material damage caused to them by the actions of officials, and the top of one of the institutions of the anti-corruption hierarchy, in particular, is being prosecuted for their embezzlement.
As DTEK-Info previously reported, in the summer of 2022, the NABU and the SAP completed a pre-trial investigation into the embezzlement of almost 400,000 dollars which was under arrest and was transferred to the ARMA. There are six people involved in this episode of the “stolen billet” case. We are talking about a couple of lawyers (Denis Serdiuk and Oksana Serokurova), “pound” Igor Korol, as well as former high-ranking officials of ARMA – acting head of the National Agency Vitaliy Sigidin, his deputy Vladimir Pavlenko and head of the National Agency asset management department Vakhtang Bochorishvili.
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