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KGB of Belarus spoke about the evidence in the case of Belgazprombank

Head of investigation Department of the KGB of Belarus Konstantin Bychek said that there was irrefutable evidence of the involvement of all defendants in the "case of Belgazprombank" to alleged crimes.

In June at the head office of BGB, who for 20 years headed the presidential candidates Victor Babariko, were searched. The state control Committee of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. The investigation of the case entrusted to the KGB. Babariko Sr. is accused of tax evasion, which caused damage in especially large size, legalization of proceeds of crime and bribery.

"The investigation has irrefutable evidence of the involvement of all defendants in a criminal case for alleged offences," said Bychek ONT TV channel. The story was shown on Thursday in the evening air.

According to him, "by remittances on account of foreign organizations, disposing of them with use of Bank plastic cards, the participants of the criminal scheme left corresponding traces, which, with the aid of foreign colleagues, have allowed the investigation to establish all the circumstances to be proven for the crime of taking bribes".

The KGB representative explained the location of the company "Privatizing" in the scheme, which is one of the episodes of the charges. "The essence of business consisted of the following: "Privatizing" sold to population goods by instalments or leasing, calculated with the seller (goods - ed.) at the expense of credit resources of the Bank. Thus, the success of the activities "of Privatizing" is directly dependent on the conditions, which provide loans to this company," said Bychek. In the story it was noted that one of the company's founders previously worked at Belgazprombank.

Bychek said that "the Bank's management, including the Chairman of the Board Viktor Babariko the entrepreneurs were made a condition for favourable decisions about financing their companies on favorable terms they had to give part of the profits in the form of so-called "rollback". "As stated in the course of the investigation, and as now told the bankers in his testimony, no practical involvement in the activities of "Privatizing" they did not take in this business is not invested, and they will receive part of the profits were due solely to accept them as officials of the Bank decisions on lending to the enterprises on favorable terms," - continued the representative of the KGB.

According to him, "in the name of the lawyer of the Bank and Bank employee, part-time close friend, Babariko was established by several foreign entities, which became one of the founders of Privatizing". "At the same time in offshore jurisdictions for Babariko and other participants of criminal group have been opened so-called firm-wallets, which have accumulated illegal remuneration. To Bank accounts of these firms-wallets issued plastic payment cards," added Bychek.

In the story it was stated that the defendants in the "case of Belgazprombank" actively cooperate with the investigation. All, according to the channel, in the case where more than 20 people, including Babariko and his deputies. The channel also showed footage of the confrontation of Babariko and his former colleagues, as well as interrogations of the defendants. The story also States that "the former head of the Bank facing some very serious charges – legalization, money laundering, received by a criminal way, evasion from payment of taxes, which caused damage in especially large size, a bribe in the large size and getting in especially large size".