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In the First Eight Months of 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine Enabled Law Enforcement Authorities Access to Items and Documents on 100 Occasions

 7 September 2017

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In August 2017, on five occasions, the National Bank of Ukraine provided the law enforcement agencies with access to the documents and items of evidence as part of the investigation into criminal offences committed in the banking sector, including on three occasions when such access was provided upon the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and two occasions access was granted upon the initiative of the National Police.  

 

In the first eight months of 2017, on 100 occasions, the National Bank of Ukraine provided  access to the documents and items of evidence required to investigate criminal offences committed in the banking sector. Such access was provided upon the request of.  

 

      the National Police of Ukraine – on 32 occasions;

      the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine – on 30 occasions;

      the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine  – on 23 occasions; 

      the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine – on 10 occasions; and

      the Security Service of Ukraine – on 5 occasions.

 

It should be noted that in March 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed a Law On Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine on Responsibility of Bank's Related Parties, which introduced criminal responsibility of a bank’s managers and shareholders for their actions resulting in insolvency of a bank, and thereby causing material damage to the state or creditors.

 

 

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