A detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine together with the SSU stopped the activity of the conversion center with a turnover of UAH 600 million, conducted 14 searches in 4 regions of Ukraine. A group of people organized the activity of the conversion center, which provided services for the conversion of funds from non-cash forms into cash and cryptocurrency, as well as minimizing tax liabilities in the field of investments and currency transactions. It was established that it included more than 30 companies. In recent months, the turnover of the convert center amounted to about UAH 600 million.
The organizer of the specified illegal activity has been hiding in the OAE since the beginning of the full-scale war with the Russian Federation.
A detectives of the ESBU conducted 14 searches on the territory of Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa regions during which 165 million UAH - almost 3.4 million USD, about 600,000 euros and 1.9 million UAH - in cash were discovered and seized.
220 seals of companies with signs of fictitiousness, offshore companies, banking institutions, documents confirming employment in illegal activities, computer equipment and magnetic media were seized.
The detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine, under the procedural guidance of the Lviv Regional Prosecutor's Office, under the operational support of the Security Service of Ukraine, conduct a pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings based on the signs of criminal offenses provided for in Part 3 of Art. 212, Part 3 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Note: in accordance with Art. 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered innocent of committing a crime and cannot be subjected to criminal punishment until his guilt is proven in a legal manner and established by a court verdict.