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The Prosecutor General of Belarus reclassified the charges of Babariko

Ex-candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko charged with - article "bribery" changed to "adoption of official values as part of an organized group," said on Friday the press service of the Prosecutor General of the Republic.

"Twenty-fourth day of July 2020 he (babarika – ed.) brought new charges", - is spoken in the message. Thus, according to the press service, "the actions of Babariko to obtain from representatives of commercial structures illegal monetary compensation in the total amount of more than 28 million Belarusian rubles and their distribution among the leadership of OJSC "Belgazprombank" committed by him as an officer and Chairman of the Board of the Bank, reclassified as ... the adoption of official to himself of property in especially large size the organised group".

In addition, the report said, the new indictment particularized individual circumstances of the charges against him.

The article charges "evasion from payment of taxes" and "legalization of the means received by a criminal way", remained unchanged.

Babariko is in the KGB jail as part of a major so-called "Belgazprombank". In June at the head office of the BGB, which for nearly 20 years headed Babariko, were searched. The state control Committee of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father, was arrested on 18 June. In total detained about 30 people, 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.

Criminal "the case of Belgazprombank" coincided in Belarus since the presidential election campaign in which the candidate was nominated, Babariko. CEC at a meeting on 14 July refused registration. Elections for the highest office appointed in Belarus on 9 August.