Financial intelligence of the USA has identified $ 700 million, which the leader of the party “Opposition bloc” Yuriy Boyko and fled to Russia by the associates of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych brought abroad between 2008 and 2014
The announcement appeared in the material of BuzzFeed, published on 12 July.
It is reported Gordon.
“The U.S. Treasury Department has identified at least two dozen officials of Yanukovych who sent or received suspicious transfers. Among them, a Ukrainian lawmaker Yuriy Boiko, former Minister of fuel and energy, signed the budget “towers Boyko”. Although the U.S. government called him a “subject of investigation public corruption,” Boyko has never been convicted in Ukraine”, – emphasized in the article.
In General, the documents kept at the disposal of journalists say that Ukrainian law enforcers are very selectively used the evidence provided by the us colleagues.
“Soon after the revolution of 2014, the US government and the UK publicly announced assistance to Ukraine in the return of assets of Yanukovych. The FBI (Federal Bureau of investigation – ed.) was sent to Kiev a team to investigate the “black accounts” and other evidence of financial crimes of the Yanukovych government,” reports BuzzFeed.
The investigators sent requests to U.S. banks to get more information on suspicious transactions of companies affiliated with the entourage of Yanukovych and his government.
“The Treasury Department of the United States began to collect these records in 2014, when the FBI first began to investigate the money-laundering and corruption of the Yanukovych administration. These transactions in 2017 was passed to the command of the special Prosecutor Robert Mueller became the reason for more than two dozen accusations against Paul Manafort, the former head of election campaign of Donald trump,” – said the authors of the material.
Earlier, the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stated that at that time the head of his administration, and now MP and one of the leaders of “opposition bloc” Serhiy Lyovochkin worked directly with Paul Manafort.