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The Prosecutor General’s office revealed large-scale manipulation of securities on the stock market of Ukraine

Representatives of several enterprises of Kiev was sold to the real economy “junk” securities with a high cost; resulting in the stock market of Ukraine addressed the “junk” securities of 38 issuers for the total amount of about 25 billion UAH.

As reported on Thursday the press service of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, officials of a number of enterprises on the territory of Kyiv, acting by prior conspiracy, organized the illegal scheme associated with the legalization of funds obtained by criminal means, using the business entities with signs of fictitiousness and carry out financial transactions with money received for allegedly purchased securities promissory notes from the real sector of the economy that are not actually implemented, with the aim of withdrawal in the shadow of uncontrolled government turnover and transfer them into cash .

“Securities received, the cost of which “artificially” inflated by tens of times, used by the organizers of criminal activity for their further legalization. These manipulations also allow you to use these securities as an instrument for the subjects of the real sector of the economy in illegal schemes to minimize the tax burden and tax evasion, ” – said in the message.

Thus, according to the state office of public Prosecutor, the specified criminal group to the real sector of Economics are sold monthly “junk” securities for a total amount of over UAH 1 billion

“As a result of this criminal activity on the Ukrainian stock market are now turning “junk” securities of 38 issuers for the total amount unreasonably high capitalization of about 25 billion UAH”, – reported in Department.

The General Prosecutor’s office jointly with the National police are investigating the criminal proceedings on the facts of criminal activity to manipulate the stock market, state regulation of the securities market, the legalization of funds obtained by criminal means, and fictitious entrepreneurship on the grounds of criminal offenses under part 2 of article 221-1, part 2, article 209 and part 2 of article 205 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

“Now on the authorization of the investigating judge, in criminal proceedings, investigative actions are carried out the searches in the premises of the offices of the companies involved in the illegal scheme to manipulate the stock market and the legalization of funds obtained by criminal means, and at the place of residence of the persons having a direct bearing on the Commission of these crimes,” – said the Prosecutor’s office.

Earlier in the day, the national Commission on securities and stock rinku (NSSMC) announced that the General Prosecutor’s office carries out searches at their premises.

A source in the national Commission said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, which is distributed in some media information about the alleged connection of this search with the “business “Motor Sich” is not true.

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