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Disclosed the details of the arrest of the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko planning to take part in the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August. This writes Tut.by.
“Babariko arrested in connection with what was the direct organizer of illegal activity”, — said the head of the state control Committee (SCC) Ivan Tertel, adding that the main rival of the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is suspected of influence on witnesses and withholding evidence for previously committed crimes.
Tertel said that law enforcement agencies are working on several fronts. One of them is the machinations of the promissory notes for the sum more than 60 million US dollars, resulting in foreign accounts by members of the criminal group was withdrawn a large sum of money.
“We have found a “money laundering” schemes, which were withdrawing in foreign banks of large sums of foreign currency on controlled entities”, — said the head of the SCC.
According to Tertile accounts of Belgazprombank, who previously headed Babariko, in the Latvian Bank ABLV in several years, was illegally withdrawn more than 430 million dollars. He added that recorded numerous facts of receiving bribes officials of the Bank for providing loans to entrepreneurs and individuals “with bad credit history”.
“Theft, fraud, receiving and giving bribes, legalization of criminal incomes — only for criminal cases, arrested about 20 people, almost all of them cooperate with the investigation and give grateful evidences against Babariko as the organizer of the criminal scheme” — summed up Tercel.
On the morning of 18 June at the headquarters of Babariko stated that he does not communicate. Later it became known that the politician together with his son Edward are interrogated in the case of Belgazprombank, of tax evasion and money laundering obtained by criminal means. A week ago in the office of the credit institution were searched.
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