Court places head of supervisory board at Vernum Bank Ignatchenko under house arrest
A court has chosen a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest for Natalia Ignatchenko, head of the supervisory board at Vernum Bank, who is suspected of laundering funds received by members of a criminal organization, the 112 Ukraine television channel has reported.
"A measure of restraint has been chosen for Natalia Ignatchenko - house arrest from 21.00 to 07.00 with an electronic bracelet. Prosecutors demanded detention or bail of UAH 1 billion," the channel reported on Wednesday, January 31.
As reported, Chief of Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) Yuriy Lutsenko reported the detention of the head of the supervisory board at Vernum Bank, Ignatchenko, on suspicion of laundering the funds of a criminal organization of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
"Ignatchenko and Frolov were also detained. They are suspected of laundering, through controlled non-resident enterprises, the money received by members of an organized criminal group. Today, a preventive measure in the form of custody or UAH 1 billion bail will be selected for them," Lutsenko wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Vernum Bank was founded in 2009. Its sole owner through LLC Lux-Info is Natalia Ignatchenko.
According to the National Bank of Ukraine, in terms of total assets as of April 1, 2017, Vernum Bank ranked 74th (UAH 360.122 million) among 90 banks operating in the country.