The U.S. wants to confiscate related to Kolomoisky real estate
The U.S. Department of justice filed lawsuits, demanding the seizure of two large real estate, purchased with funds allegedly stolen by PrivatBank of the Ukrainian businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov, said in a written statement of the justice Ministry.
The cost of two office buildings in Dallas (Texas) and Louisville (Kentucky) is estimated at $ 70 million.
The Ministry of justice claims that Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov laundered derived from the Bank money through the accounts of shell banks, mainly in the Cyprus branch of PrivatBank.
As accomplices, Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, the U.S. justice Department calls Mordechai Korf and Uriella of Libera who worked in Miami and alleged to have created a network of companies for money laundering.
The U.S. media reported about searches in the United States associated with the structures of Kolomoisky.
At the end of 2016, the Ukrainian government nationalized the country's largest private Bank, the main shareholder of which was the Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, co-owner Gennadiy Bogolyubov. The Ministry of Finance became the owner of 100% of PrivatBank. Government nationalized Bank for allegedly removing his former leadership of large sums of under the pretext of loans to affiliated companies.
A court in Kiev in April of 2019 declared illegal nationalization of PrivatBank and void the contract of purchase and sale of the Bank. The decision was made at the suit Kolomoisky, who was the main owner of Privat Bank until its nationalization at the end of 2016. NBU has appealed both decisions of the District administrative court of Kiev on illegality of the nationalization of the Bank. Cassational commercial court in the Supreme court of Ukraine suspended the process of the annulment of the nationalization of PrivatBank government before the final conclusion of the Supreme court.
Rada of Ukraine on 13 may adopted a law that will make it impossible to return PrivatBank his former owner, Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky.