The Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in Kiev and the Kiev region received permission to verify the accounts of the “Batkivshchyna” political party in the framework of the money-laundering case.
This can be learned from the relevant decision of the Pechersk district court of Kiev on March 12.
According to the decree, information was added to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations on February 14, 2019.
Thus, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention during the audit found that unidentified persons who allegedly transferred 3.5 million hryvnias to the party’s accounts on behalf of the residents of Odessa and Cherkasy regions probably with the aim of hiding the illegal origin of funds.
At the same time, there is a discrepancy between the amount of accrued income for the period from 01/01/2015 to 09/30/2018 in the number of contributions made by residents of the village Savran, Odessa region and residents of the city Cherkasy in the third quarter of 2018.
“At present, during the criminal proceedings in order to verify and analyze the movement of funds that were deposited by these individuals into the account of PJSC “Megabank” and study the documents that became the basis for transferring these funds, it became necessary to obtain temporary access to documents, containing information constituting banking secrecy in the bank account No. 2600426373 of PJSC “Megabank”, the resolution says.
Thus, the court granted the investigator temporary access to the documents on the transfer of funds which were made by individuals to the party’s account in PJSC “Megabank”. In addition, the money was also deposited into the party account in PrivatBank.
We will remind, earlier in the investigation of the program “Our money with Denis Bigus” it was reported that the “Batkivshchyna” party received millions of hryvnias from fake donors during the second half of 2018.