U.S. investigate illegal activity of oligarchs Kolomoisky and Bogoliubov, – media

17:19, 6 October 2019

Ukrainian billionaires created a system of “fictitious” loans that went through the U.S. steel plant and brought it to bankruptcy

The names of Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky and his business partner Gennady Bogoliubov again mentioned in the United States in yet another scandal involving money laundering and the bankruptcy of a large metal plant as a result of fictitious credit schemes. Delawareonline.com reports this.

“Three years ago, a steel plant in Warren, Ohio finally shut down, leaving nearly 200 workers out of work in the middle of a cold winter in the Midwest. The company then said it had to shut down due to unforeseen business circumstances. However, lawyers in Delaware court stated that the steel plant suffered from a “series of large-scale and coordinated fraudulent schemes” that brought it to bankruptcy. These schemes were organized by Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, according to lawyers.

Ukrainian billionaires created a system of “fictitious” loans that went right through the steel plant, then through a network of “related parties,” and then were transferred to other organizations controlled by billionaires, the lawsuit said.

“Using these schemes, the defendants illegally issued millions of dollars of illegal, insufficiently secured loans,” lawyers assure.

Earlier the obvious influence of Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky on President Zelensky and on Ukraine’s authorities as a whole caused concern of the French media

So, Le Monde informs that their connection was noticed during the election campaign, when the billionaire lived in Switzerland and Israel after revealing of PrivatBank scandalous schemes.

“This is Igor Kolomoisky, the owner of the TV channel that made Zelensky famous. He took refuge in Switzerland and Israel in 2016 when the Central Bank of Ukraine tried to clean up the country’s financial institutions with the help of the IMF. Also it nationalized his PrivatBank, after identifying fraudulent practices and a hole in 5,5 billion dollars,” the article says.

The newspaper also noted the connection of the businessman with the inner circle of the president. In particular, the head of the President’s Office Andriy Bogdan is a former lawyer for Kolomoisky.

(C) 112 International

4 comments

  1. This oligarch seems to be behind most of the corruption in Ukraine. Losing money and bankruptcies seem to be his expertise. No wonder he is buying media to try and change the narratives. Kolomoisky’s Privat Bank is also the place that “lost” the $1.8B that was funneled through Hunter Biden’s Burisma scam.

  2. Why aren’t the putlerite oligarchs being investigated? Firtash, Boyko and their strategist Manafort for example.

      • I know, but for only a tiny fraction of his crimes. Is he still being investigated in the US? I don’t know the answer. Plus, I suspect he is still not being investigated in Ukraine. He has committed crimes of enormous magnitude. This is a venal, psychopathic criminal unfortunately with considerable skills. A de facto putler employee, he skanked a fellow criminal psychopath into the office of President of Ukraine, using sophisticated political black arts on a naive electorate. He therefore has as much blood on his hands as fuehrer pootler. How precisely did he come to work for Trumpkov? Why did Trumpkov employ such an an implausibly huge number of putlerite scum? Trickery and deception or the same honest error implausibly multiplied over and over again?

What is your opinion?