Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavel Lazarenko, who was serving a sentence for money laundering, lives in the USA. The Director of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk said in the program «BATMAN» editor-in-chief of the edition «GORDON» Alesya Batsman on the channel «112 Ukraine».
«He has served his sentence in November 2012, then a year or so lasted of so-called migration procedure, she ended, finally although U.S. law enforcement has not notified us whether to grant him asylum and a decision taken by the migration court. …He is in the United States,» he said.
Mr. Yan has confirmed that Lazarenko «lives like a normal person, moving freely».
According to him, «hard to say» who in Ukraine don’t want him back.
«During the last interrogation in 2010, he …certain indications were not given, indicating that he could face danger from certain people in Ukraine, but no specifics as to who it could be, he reported,» – said Gorbatyuk.
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Lazarenko was Prime Minister of Ukraine in 1996-1997. After a conflict with President Leonid Kuchma went into opposition, and with the beginning of a criminal investigation have fled abroad.
In 1999, was detained in new York while trying to cross the border on a fake passport. In the US, Lazarenko was charged with laundering money obtained illegally and transferred to foreign accounts in 1994-1999. In August 2006 he was sentenced in California to nine years in prison and a fine of $10 million on 1 November 2012, was released from the American prison Terminal Island to freedom. Ukraine is seeking to return to the country arrested in the United States assets of Lazarenko.
At the stage of confiscation of property at the expense of Lazarenko claimed by many parties, including the Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister and the Russian company «Gazprom» and the Bank EuroFed, which was founded by Lazarenko in the island nation of Antigua. The Bank agreed to settle with the US government and withdrew its claim to most of the money.
In November 2014, the court in Washington approved the agreement, under which $100 million on the offshore accounts of Lazarenko was divided between the Bank of Antigua and the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the account island Bank, supplemented by $25 million, and the accounts of the U. S. government for $75 million.
Gorbatyuk: Lazarenko now lives in America and moves freely 23.12.2017