The Kyiv prosecutor’s office announced the suspicion of the head of a private company, who destroyed the bank’s mortgaged property, worth more than 150 million hryvnias ($5,3 mln).
Under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Kyiv Local Prosecutor’s Office № 5, it was established that in 2012 the company headed by the suspect acted as a guarantor under loan agreements of a group of companies that received loans in one of Kyiv’s banking institutions totaling over UAH 150 million.
“In order to ensure the fulfillment of obligations to the bank, the said enterprise mortgaged non-residential premises located in the Solomyansky district of the capital with a total area of 7,000 sq. m. In the future, the head of the company had an intention aimed at destroying the mortgaged property in order to vacate the land for further construction of an elite residential complex, – said the prosecutor’s office. – Yes, knowing full well about the prohibition of alienation and destruction of mortgaged property, the head of the company organized its destruction, and then appealed to the Kyiv City State Administration to change the purpose of the land for construction of a residential complex. As a result of these actions, the banking institution lost the opportunity to repay debts under loan agreements in the above amount”.
According to the results of the investigation, a 54-year-old man was informed about the suspicion of committing a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 388 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, ie in the destruction of mortgaged property, committed by the person to whom the property is entrusted. The pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings is ongoing.
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