The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine started the procedure of the special pre-trial investigation against the former head of the National Bank of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov during the suspicion of embezzlement of property through abuse of his official position in especially large sizes.
This is stated in the message of Department on public relations and mass media of the GPU.
«The decision of the investigating judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv February 15, 2016 granted the petition of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and authorized the implementation of special procedure of pre-trial investigation in respect of S. Arbuzov,» — said in the message.
The PGO is investigating the criminal proceedings on suspicion of the former head of the national Bank Arbuzov under part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (embezzlement of another’s property by abuse of official position in especially large sizes).
Arbuzov has held the position of head of the NBU on 23 December 2010 to 11 January 2013.
In April 2014, the interior Ministry announced Arbuzov on the wanted list on suspicion of embezzling 120 million hryvnias in the creation of the BTB channel. At the same time he was banned entry to EU countries, where they were frozen all his accounts.
On 20 may of the same year the investigative judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv was seized property Arbuzov, and in August 2014 the investigative judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv seized the property of his wife Irina Arbuzova (nee Glukhova).
November 21 investigating judge of Pechersk district court of Kyiv during consideration of the petition of defenders of the ex-head of the NBU, it was decided to cancel the above arrests, which is not subject to appeal. Three days later, the Prosecutor General’s office appealed to the Pechersk court with a second request about the seizure of the above account. On the same day the investigating judge of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv these petitions were satisfied. According to some politicians and journalists — in particular, chief editor of the portal «Censor.NO» Yury Butusov, — the combination with a break of three days between judgments of opposite content was allegedly necessary to ensure that Watermelons had the opportunity to withdraw their deposits. Later against the judge, who withdrew the arrest from the accounts Arbuzov opened a criminal case.
On November 29, the court re-arrested on accounts of former head of the national Bank and his wife.
In November 2015, the General Prosecutor’s office opened new criminal proceedings against illegal Arbuzov regarding procurement of advertising in the Ukrainian media holdings in 2012 of $ 41 million 300 thousand hryvnias.
According to the head of the GPU Viktor Shokina, arrested on accounts of more than 200 million.
On 15 February the Pechersky district court of Kiev satisfied the petition of the Prosecutor General to start the process of conviction Arbuzov.
GPU start pre-trial investigation in respect of Arbuzov 16.02.2016