The U.S. Department of justice filed in the U.S. District court for the southern district of Florida, two civil suits to the Ukrainian businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov on the confiscation of commercial property, which was acquired “funds, misappropriated the “PrivatBank” in Ukraine”
On 6 August, reported the press service of the Ministry.
Estimated value of the property you want to seize, about $70 million, said in the release.
In the claims it is stated that the former owners of “PrivatBank” in the period from 2008 to 2016 received loans and lines of credit fraudulently and laundered a portion of the proceeds through Bank accounts of dummy companies, primarily in the Cyprus branch of “PrivatBank”, before to transfer money in the United States.
The money spent on the purchase of real estate in the United States, including the one that the U.S. justice Department wants to seize. As stated in the statement, we are talking about aboutfixin the tower in Louisville (Kentucky), known as the PNC Plaza and office Park in the Dallas (TX), known as the former headquarters of CompuCom’s.
As stated in the release, for money laundering partners of Ukrainian businessmen Mordechai Korf and URI Leiber has created a network of legal entities that have used one or another variation of the name Optima.
Lending Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov in “PrivatBank” claimed “special” credit Committee, stated in one of claims, published on the website of the US Department of justice. Network of companies used to “carefully conceal the nature, source property” means, according to the lawsuit.
“Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, who owned “PrivatBank”, one of the largest banks of Ukraine, embezzled and cheated the Bank to the billions of dollars”, – said the U.S. justice Department.
In January last year, the magazine NV wrote that the company Optima Management has created a Ukrainian businessman Kolomoisky and people from the Jewish community of Florida Korf (Motty) and Leiber. The company called the biggest player on the office market in Cleveland. Partners invested in the steel plant Warren Steel Holdings in Ohio, plant for the production of tools for cleaning steel Felman Production in Virginia, as well as in a number of processing plants across America.
According to sources of the magazine, Korf and Leiber on interrogations Federal Bureau of investigation, the United States confirmed that Kolomoisky is the ultimate beneficiary of a number of American assets.
August 4 in the company’s office Optima in downtown Cleveland (Ohio) employees of the Federal Bureau of investigation, the U.S. raided.
In may 2020, BuzzFeed reported that the investment related to Kolomoisky, the company became the subject of a Grand jury. The jury is trying to figure out whether you have used for these purchases and investments of money, allegedly derived from “PrivatBank” and to determine whether there is enough evidence collected to charge.
Kolomoisky is in the top ten of the rating botagay Ukrainians. With a fortune of $1 billion , the businessman occupies the eighth position in the ranking of the magazine “Forbes Ukraine”.