Holosiivskyi court arrested Katsuba appointing 450 million hryvnia bail, - Lutsenko

The Holosiivskyi district court has detained ex-Deputy Chairmen of the Naftogaz of Ukraine National Joint Stock Company Oleksandr Katsuba today in the morning appointing a 450 million hryvnia bail.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET informs.

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"Katsuba has been arrested by the Holosiivskyi court at 6:42 a.m. 450 million hryvnia bail has been established. Three persons were arrested in the Kurchenko case on the basis of collected evidence over the past eight days. I want to express my gratitude to the prosecutors (who had no sleep for 26 hours) and judges. Their round-the-clock fair and principled position restores faith in justice and law," Lutsenko wrote.

As it was reported earlier, t he Prosecutor's General Office detained ex-Deputy Chairmen of the Naftogaz of Ukraine National Joint Stock Company Oleksandr Katsuba in Kurchenko case.

Pre-trial investigation into the appropriation, embezzlement or misappropriation of property through abuse of office was carried out against brothers Serhii and Oleksandr Katsuba.

Oleksandr Katsuba was also charged with fraud with 3.4 billion cubic meters of gas, which cost 12 billion hryvnia and belonged to the Naftogaz of Ukraine company.

The Katsuba family is also linked to the purchase of two overpriced jack-up rigs (so-called "Boiko platforms") for Chornomornaftogaz in 2011-2012.

The brothers were declared crime suspects in September 2015, after which they fled Ukraine.

The PGO put Serhii Katsuba and his brother Oleksandr on the international wanted list on Oct. 1, 2015. However, the PGO closed the criminal proceeding and, accordingly, stopped to search for Katsuba brothers on Jan. 5, 2016.

Serhii Katsuba was people's deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation (2012-2014), while Oleksandr Katsuba was the deputy head of Naftogaz of Ukraine at the time.

Gas of Ukraine-2020 was part of the VETEK group of companies owned by the fugitive Serhii Kurchenko.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n393913