The court seized the corporate rights and accounts of Medvedchuk and Kozak's relatives upon motion of the SBI
At the State Bureau of Investigation initiative, the court seized corporate rights and accounts of business entities owned by relatives of Ukrainian MPs Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak. More than UAH 40 million was in the held accounts.
The SBI continues activities to identify the illegally acquired property of Viktor Medvedchuk, Taras Kozak and their relatives.
On Wednesday, employees of the Territorial Department of the SBI located in Lviv and the Lviv Regional Prosecutor's Office conducted other searches at facilities related to deputies' families. Investigative actions took place at six addresses, one of them - in the Kyiv region, the rest - in the Lviv region.
Searches were conducted as part of criminal proceedings on suspicion of abuse of power and violation of the rules of protection or use of mineral resources, and legalisation of proceeds of crime (Article 364, Article 240, Part 2 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Relatives of Kozak and Medvedchuk are the subjects of criminal proceedings for illegal sand mining in two quarries in the Lviv region.
Valuable paintings, antiques and other jewellery were seized during the investigation. Further, the SBI will initiate the issue of imposing the attachment of property and transferring it to the National Asset Management Agency.
On April 27, the SBI has already conducted searches at 22 sites in the Lviv region owned by relatives of people's deputies.
The SBI continues activities to trace and transfer funds and property obtained in a suspicious way to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.