Law enforcers detain son of ex-MP Kruk, involved in money laundering by Pshonka, - PGO

The law enforcement officers have detained son of former Verkhovna Rada Deputy Yurii Kruk as a suspect in criminal proceedings filed into money laundering by ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka.

This was announced by Head of the Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office Serhii Horbatiuk, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"Former MP Yurii Kruk's son Borys was arrested today as a suspect in the case filed against former Prosecutor General Pshonka," he said.

The detainee has been charged with aiding and abetting in money laundering by the ex-prosecutor general.

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As previously reported, Kruk was an MP of the 7th convocation affiliated with the Economic Development group. He got into the parliament as member of the Party of Regions who went to the polls in the single-mandate district No. 143 in the Odesa region.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook: "There was a time when the country's top officials including prosecutor general were explicitly embezzling funds including from the budget of the Prosecutor General's Office.

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"The members of the Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office in conjunction with the operatives of the State Tax Inspectorate in Kyiv detained resident of Odesa Mr. Kruk today. He is suspected of aiding and abetting former Prosecutor General Pshonka in misappropriation of state funds in the amount of more than 69 million hryvnia (about $2,760,000) allocated for the repair of the buildings owned by the Prosecutor General's Office.

"The days when a lawmaker's offspring laughed in the faces of investigators have gone. The motion to impose pretrial confinement against the suspect has been submitted to the court. The suspect's home and offices used in money laundering practices in Odesa were searched. The pretrial investigation of this case is underway."Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n394666