In the Ukrainian state office of public Prosecutor declare that the information on 30 million dollars of former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko in Lithuania, not a news story. About this on his page in Facebook wrote Deputy Prosecutor General Evgeny ENIN.
«Discovered by the journalistic investigation by OCCRP 30 million dollars Lazarenko in Lithuania were not a novelty to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which is actively working to return to Ukraine in the last six months», — he wrote.
«These funds are part of the 280 million dollars that arrested on the basis of petitions of the American Themis in the 5 jurisdictions of the world,» he added.
ENIN added that civil litigation the U.S. government against Lazarenko has entered its final stage.
«In cooperation with American partners in November and December 2016 in Kiev was provided by the interrogation of important witnesses in the case of Lazarenko, including former Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Ministers and members of the government of Ukraine», — he said, adding that in the case of a positive decision of the U.S. court of Ukraine will begin the process of returning stolen assets.
«It is not excluded that the verdict of the American court will be announced later this year,» he added.
Recently the Lithuanian newspaper 15min.lt identified in the database of the Centre for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) documents showing that the account in the Bank of Lithuania, there are about 30 million dollars associated with the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavel Lazarenko.
Pavlo Lazarenko fled Ukraine in 1999. In 2004, he was convicted in the United States on charges of money laundering. After his release from prison in November 2012, he was in the detention center Immigration and customs enforcement, the United States, which refuses to say when I release him.
In that time, Lazarenko has been in prison in the US gained momentum the case for its assets offshore.
In this case, Lazarenko has a lot of volume and there is a risk that the investigation will drag on for years, it may fall to the court no earlier than 2018.
The name of Lazarenko also appears in the «Panamanian securities» together with Yulia Tymoshenko and her husband.
Lazarenko himself declares that he is a poor unemployed with no income. In court documents submitted to them, stated that he owed former lawyer $ 100 thousand and is living solely on the salary of his wife. However, according to the Prosecutor in the case of Lazarenko of money laundering Mar Soup, it has quite a lot of hidden assets.
GPU States that is trying to regain from Lithuania millions Lazarenko 12.01.2017