14:45 22.04.2016

German prosecutors find no evidence against Kurchenko on money laundering charges

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German prosecutors find no evidence against Kurchenko on money laundering charges

German prosecutors over the two years of an investigation into the case on money laundering failed to find evidence against Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Kurchenko, who was associated with former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, according to the Ukrainian edition of Germany's Deutsche Welle.

"Within the framework of international legal assistance we exchanged information with the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and Austria, as well as Switzerland and the Netherlands. However, this has not yet yielded concrete results that would allow to talk about sufficient evidence of a crime," the investigator of the Gera city prosecutor's office, who is in charge of Kurchenko's case, told journalists.

According to the information, the questioning of the key witness in the case, the former top manager of SEPEK Borys Tymonkin, who is expecting the decision on extradition from Germany to Ukraine, did not help the law enforcers. He is accused of bank fraud in favor of Kurchenko.

In addition, the German prosecutor's office for more than two years could not even determine who actually owns the fuel filling stations bought by the Dutch trust.

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