The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has received from the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko assurances that the Prosecutor General’s office is already working with the results of a forensic audit (forensic audit), «PrivatBank» held by the company Kroll, said the Deputy head of the NBU Ekaterina Rozhkova at a briefing in Kiev, reports the correspondent of the Internet edition «GORDON».
«Now the national Bank conducts a series of meetings, the purpose of which is to familiarize key stakeholders with the results of the forensic audit. So, today the results of the forensic audit already submitted to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, international partners and organizations, ambassadors, colleagues from other state structures, analytical and expert circles,» she said.
Rozhkova expressed confidence that this information will help to bring to an end the situation of «PrivatBank». She stressed that it was «the first case of such large-scale financial investigation.»
«Today, we received assurances from the attorney General that the results of the forensic audit are taken by the General Prosecutor’s office in the work for the conduct of criminal proceedings,» – said Rozhkov.
The results of the independent investigation company Kroll confirmed that «PrivatBank» were «subject to massive and coordinated fraud» at least within the 10 years before nationalization, which has led to the application of the Bank losses of at least $5.5 billion. it is Noted that within the «PrivatBank» has existed in the shadow banking structure, which led the company’s loan portfolio related entities. According to the investigation, before the nationalization in December 2016, more than 95% of the corporate loan portfolio was granted to parties related to former shareholders and groups affiliated with them.
One of the former owners of «Privat» Igor Kolomoisky called the results of the investigation «nonsense that makes no sense to comment on.»
According to a government decision of December 18, 2016, the state of 100% became the owner of «PrivatBank».
NBU in July published a report financial audit of «PrivatBank», conducted by Ernst&Young according to which on the eve of the nationalization of the Bank was a financial pyramid.
After that, the ex-Bank owners, as well as associated offshore and individuals have begun to file dozens of lawsuits in the Ukrainian courts in which to appeal against the procedure of nationalization and demand compensation for related financial losses.
Rozhkov: We have received assurances from Lutsenko that the results of the audit «PrivatBank» is taken of the GPU to the work for conducting criminal proceedings 16.01.2018