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.
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