US Department of Justice filed money laundering charges against Kolomoisky

US Department of The Washington post published an article describing the close ties between the oligarch and the current president of Ukraine.

According to the American publication, the US Department of Justice has accused the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky of stealing billions of dollars from a bank he once owned, and then using a huge number of companies to launder this money in the United States and around the world.

“In a civil lawsuit for the confiscation of commercial property in Kentucky and Texas, the Justice Department said that Igor Kolomoisky and his business partner Gennady Bogolyubov stole so much from PrivatBank that the country’s national bank was forced to pay the institution $5.5 billion in aid to prevent an economic crisis for the whole country”, – the article says.

The article also states that Kolomoisky, one of the richest men in Ukraine, has ties to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who in turn played a role in the events that led to the attempted impeachment of President Trump last year. He made a fortune off the tumultuous capitalism that swept Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union, collecting assets from airlines to financial institutions and building himself an incredible image under the nickname “Benya” and keeping a shark aquarium in his office.