Employees of the security Service of Ukraine on Friday, February 3, was detained in the river a suspect in the development of the scheme of the businessman Sergey Kurchenko on fictitious transit fuel. This was announced by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko.
«Today, in the river service of the SBU detained Kostyuk, which is a consequence of the suspects in this Scam Kurchenko,» wrote the attorney General on a Facebook page.
He recalled that this week the Prosecutor’s office of Odessa region together with Nicolicea «has reached a crucial stage in the investigation one of the largest frauds Kurchenko through fictitious transit 800 thousand tons of fuel».
«Detained by local customs officials, who gave important evidence about the schema of the theft of 1.2 billion hryvnia from the state budget. We thank the court for adequate business collateral, 9 million hryvnia,» — said the Prosecutor General.
Lutsenko is convinced: «the Sentence Kurchenko is getting closer. The confiscation of state property of strategic Odessa refinery – too.»
It was reported that Kurchenko appears in the criminal proceedings as the head of a criminal organization, which for 2010 and the beginning of 2014, has committed grave and especially grave crimes in the sphere of economic operations with liquefied gas. In particular, in the period Kurchenko organized a Commission headed by OPG misappropriation extracted PJSC «Ukrgazvydobuvannya», PJSC «Ukrnafta» state-owned liquefied natural gas for a total amount of 2.2 billion through its illegal acquisition of specialized auctions at prices significantly below the market, allegedly for the needs of the population.
At the same time, is actually a liquefied gas members of a criminal gang in the future implemented under control to Kurchenko’s entities at market prices on the territory of Ukraine.
Since March 2014 Kurchenko is on the international wanted list.
2 February it became known that the Prosecutor’s office of Odessa region in cooperation with the police and the security service in the investigation of the «case of Bank» established the fact of use of the Odesa refinery (ONPZ) for tax evasion in especially large sizes: LFS was delivered for processing alleged with the aim of further re-export of 800 thousand tons of petroleum products. In fact, however, the oil did not sexpartywives, but remained in Ukraine. As a result, from 2012 to 2014, the state suffered damage in the amount of UAH 1.2 billion.
To implement this scheme Kurchenko helped customs officers, tax authorities and private entrepreneurs. It is declared suspicion in promoting action on tax evasion, forgery three state inspectors of the Odessa customs, and two representatives of private companies.
In the river detained a suspect in the development of «schemes Kurchenko» – the public Prosecutor 04.02.2017