On the initiative of the SBI, Konstantyn Zhevaho's helicopter was apprehended. (VIDEO)

21/03/2023

The SBI agents launched the seizure of a helicopter indirectly owned by Kostiantyn Zhevaho, a former people's deputy and shareholder of Bank Finance and Credit JSC.

The court made its decision based on the evidence provided by SBI investigators.

The plane is owned by a legal corporation controlled by the former MP. During his stay in Ukraine, Zhevago used it for personal reasons.

The SBI tracked down the helicopter and took all required procedures to apprehend it.

It should be reminded, as part of the criminal investigation, Zhevago was served with a notice of suspicion of committing criminal offenses under Part 3 of Article 27, Part 5 of Article 191, and Part 3 of Article 209 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, and a number of the bank's top executives were arrested.

They organised a mechanism for embezzling USD 113 million from the financial institution, which damaged the interests of the state and the bank's depositors.

As of today, the property of the suspected oligarch and related legal entities has been seized. In particular, shares in his companies worth hundreds of millions of hryvnias, corporate rights of companies, and 26 real estate objects. Property of other legal entities associated with the former MP was also seized. These include 14 property complexes, 21 parts of property complexes, 30 non-residential premises, and 10 apartments.

Back in October 2020, the seized assets worth over UAH 300 million were transferred to the National Agency for Finding, Tracing and Management of Assets (ARMA).

At the end of December 2022, at the request of the State Bureau of Investigation, French law enforcement officers detained Kostiantyn Zhevago in a hotel in Courchevel.

The French court is currently considering his extradition to Ukraine.