Court allows arrest of former NBU governor Sorkin

15:30, 17 March 2016
Ukraine
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The Kyiv Pechersk District Court has ruled to arrest former governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Ihor Sorkin, who is wanted on embezzlement charges, according to a statement in the Unified State Register of court decisions.

Ihor Sorkin / Photo from UNIAN

A criminal case investigated jointly with the Prosecutor General's Office was opened on charges of misappropriating by Sorkin and Ahafonov, the chairman of the Board of PJSC Real Bank, of UAH 2.8 billion owned by the NBU and PJSC Agrarian Fund, as was reported.

The funds were misappropriated in conspiracy with members of a criminal group created by owner of PJSC Real Bank and PJSC Brokbusinessbank Serhiy Kurchenko.

Read alsoKorban now under house arrestSorkin is suspected of committing a criminal offense under Part 5 of Article 191 and Part 1 of Article 255 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation committed at a large scale, creation of a criminal organization).

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