The Security Service of Ukraine exposed another large-scale misappropriation of funds by the former top management of Ukrtatnafta PJSC. Mykhailo Kiperman, a former member of the company’s supervisory board and business partner of Ihor Kolomoiskyi, was involved in the organization of the arrangement. about this reported In SBU press service.
Investigators established that almost 600 million hryvnias were withdrawn from the accounts of “Ukratnafta” at his initiative. This was done on the first day of a full-scale Russian invasion. Perhaps, they believed in the fact that criminals would not be held responsible for theft, the special service noted.
“On February 24, 2022, PJSC Ukrtatnafta was transferred to a controlled European company for almost UAH 600 million, which was to be delivered to another supplier for the previously chartered 84,000 tons of crude oil,” the statement said.
At the time of the fraud, the oil was already in the port of Odessa. It was planned to deliver it to the Kremenchuk Refinery for further processing.
In order to implement the arrangement, Ukrnafta’s top management created a “clone contract” in which the details of the payee were changed. As a result, the organizers of the project transferred the money to a controlling company in order to settle with the actual oil supplier.
Mykhailo Kiberman, a former member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrnafta and the real owner of a non-resident company, to whom almost 600 million was returned, has already been accused in three articles of the CCU:
- Part 5 of Art. 191 (expropriation by abuse of official position, waste or possession of property);
- Part 3 of Art. 28 Part 1 of Art. 200 (Illegal actions with other means of accessing transfer documents, payment cards and bank accounts, electronic money, equipment for their production);
- Part 3 of Art. 28 Part 1 of Art. 366 (official pseud).
Investigations are currently underway to bring the other accused to justice.
The SBU noted that Kiberman is currently in hiding abroad. He is therefore scheduled to be declared an internationally wanted person.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Special Service, together with the Bureau of Economic Security, exposed large-scale fraud schemes of 40 billion hryvnias by the former owners and top management of Ukrnafta and Ukrnafta.
After that, the former administration transferred more than 1.2 billion hryvnias of unpaid taxes to the Ukrtatnafta budget.
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