Law enforcement authorities reported about suspicion to the former chief Manager of petroleum supply in the city of Reni of Odessa region aiding and abetting in the evasion of the fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko. This is stated in the message of press-service of Prosecutor’s office of Odessa region.
“During the investigation of criminal transactions with oil products in “Kurchenko’s scheme” the Prosecutor’s office of Odessa region in cooperation with the authorities of national police reported about suspicion to the former chief Manager of the enterprise in the forgery of official documents, complicity in abuse of office and tax evasion committed by a criminal organization”, – stated in the message.
According to investigators, the company used a criminal organization under the leadership of Kurchenko as a base for the fictitious shipment of petroleum products. The suspect and the clerk carried out the registration of fake documents.
Now, in criminal proceedings, suspects and accused persons have 23 people, the Prosecutor said.
Among them is also one of the main managers of the enterprise, the supervisor of the limited liability company and others.
The Prosecutor said that the court has confirmed the guilt of the 15 defendants in criminal transactions.
Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings proceeds.
We will remind, earlier within the investigation “of the case Kurchenko”, in the Odessa region in the state confiscated oil worth over 800 million UAH.
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In 2014, the Ministry of internal Affairs has established a scheme of illegal import to the territory of Ukraine and sale of petroleum products by group of companies Kurchenko. The losses of the state budget estimated at UAH 7 billion.
In June 2017, the Prosecutor General’s office reported that Kurchenko written notice of suspicion in Commission of criminal offences on 9 articles of the Criminal code of Ukraine. On 22 November the police made a request to Interpol to declare him internationally wanted.