The Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kiev on the evening of September 2 sent Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky into custody for two months with the possibility of posting bail in an amount of more than 500 million hryvnia (about $13.8 million). This was reported by the Grati publication.
Kolomoisky’s lawyers said he will not post bail. An appeal will be filed against the court’s decision.
The court hearing was held behind closed doors at the request of the defense. The judge ordered Kolomoisky to be taken into custody in the courtroom. According to the court ruling, Kolomoisky must hand over all documents and not communicate with witnesses. His lawyers have five days to appeal the decision, Suspilne writes.
Earlier it became known that the Security Service of Ukraine suspects Igor Kolomoisky of fraud and legalization of property obtained by criminal means.
According to investigators, during 2013-2020, Kolomoisky “legalized more than half a billion hryvnia by transferring them abroad, using the infrastructure of controlled banking institutions.” The office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine clarified that we are talking about an amount of more than 570 million hryvnia.
In early February, Ukrainian media reported about searches of Kolomoisky. UNIAN’s sources in law enforcement agencies reported that they are connected with the investigation into the activities of the Ukrtatnafta and Ukrnafta companies, of which the businessman is a shareholder.