NBU gives law-enforcement agencies access to documents in criminal investigations 22 times in Dec 2017
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in December 2017 provided access to property and documents for law-enforcement agencies investigating criminal offenses in the banking sector 22 times.
The NBU's website said access was granted at the request of Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) seven times, National Police of Ukraine six times, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) six times, Ukraine's SBU Security Service twice, and Ukraine's State Fiscal Service one time.
The NBU granted law-enforcement agencies access to property and documents in investigations of criminal crimes in the banking sector 152 times in 2017.
As earlier reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in March 2015 adopted the law, titled "On introducing changes to several legislative acts of Ukraine involving responsibility of persons involved in the banking sphere." The measure introduced criminal liability for chief executives and owners of banks for actions which lead to the insolvency of the banking institutions, large material damages to the state or creditors.