The Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv city sent to the court an indictment against the head of a private enterprise, who is suspected of seizing funds of KRISTALLBANK JSC in the amount of almost 11 million hryvnias ($407 000), which were provided to him as a credit.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv, during the investigation, it was found that in 2017, a credit agreement was concluded between the bank and the specified private enterprise, according to which non-residential premises with a total area of 1,400 square meters (4,59318 square feet) on Kadetsky Gai Street and agricultural products were transferred as collateral to the bank. However, as established during the pre-trial investigation, as collateral for the credit, the company transferred non-existent premises and products that were never actually stored in a warehouse.
“As a result of non-repayment of credit funds, the bank suffered losses in the amount of almost 11 million hryvnias. Now, within the framework of the allocated criminal proceedings, the involvement of other officials in the crime, including among officials of a banking institution, is being checked,” the press service said in a statement.
The pre-trial investigation is carried out by investigators of the Investigative Department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kyiv city with operational support of the Strategic Investigations Department in Kyiv of the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police of Ukraine.
Translated by Anastasiia Maievska