"In the course of the investigation into the misappropriation of Mikhaylivskiy Bank it has been established that the owner of the bank is Ekosipan LLC, 92.5% of which is owned by V.S. Polishchuk [the bank owner]. Today, on the proposal of the Kyiv prosecutor's office, Shevchenkivskiy District Court in Kyiv ruled to seize the property complex of Gulliver," wrote Lutsenko.
He recalled that the Chairman of the Board remained in custody.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 23, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) declared Bank Mykhailivsky insolvent claiming it conducted dubious operations with individual deposits.
Read alsoOne more suspect detained for fraud at Bank MykhailivskyAs the NBU said on its website, Mykhailivsky was designated as a problem bank on December 23, 2015, due to risky deals; since that time, the regulator had been working with the bank's shareholder and management to settle the situation.
According to NBU data, on May 20, when the bank’s Chairman of the Board Ihor Doroshenko left the post, the bank used the guise of a technical failure to hold a number of suspicious transactions on transfer of individual deposits, increasing the burden on the Guarantee Fund by UAH 1 billion - up to UAH 2.6 billion.
In August, the National Police handed over suspicion notices to and arrested former head of the bank Ihor Doroshenko, who is suspected of misappropriating UAH 870 million of funds and bringing the bank to insolvency. He faces from seven to 12 years in prison with confiscation of property.