At the request of the State Bureau of Investigation, oligarch Zhevago's accomplice - ex-deputy chairman of the board of the Finance and Credit bank, was detained in Cyprus


At the request of the State Bureau of Investigation in the Republic of Cyprus, law enforcement officers detained the former deputy CEO of JSC Bank Finance and Credit, who is an accomplice of the owner of the bank, Konstantin Zhevago, for money laundering in amount of over USD 100 million.

Based on the evidence collected by the SBI, the court ordered the suspect to be held in custody. The Bureau is currently preparing the necessary package of documents for his extradition from the Republic of Cyprus to Ukraine.

As part of the investigation, Zhevago himself was served a notice of suspicion of committing criminal offences under Part 3 of Art. 27, Part 5 of Art. 191, Part 3 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and a number of top managers of the bank were also served with notices of suspicion. They organised a mechanism for embezzling USD 113 million from the financial institution, which caused damage to the state's interests and the bank's depositors.

As of today, the property of the suspected oligarch and his 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. Among other things, these are 14 property complexes, 21 parts of property complexes, 30 non-residential premises, and 10 apartments.

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

The Prosecutor General's Office is providing procedural guidance.