Near Kiev have detained a former MP, wanted for embezzlement of Bank funds and attempted murder
The security service of Ukraine detained near Kiev the former MP Alexander Shepelev suspected of attempted murder and the embezzlement of funds of “Rodovid Bank”.
This was stated press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan, said the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to her, the arrest took place on 8 February.
Today, February 9, Pechersk district court shall elect Shepelevo measure.
At the same time “Strenia” with reference to own sources in law enforcement said that during the detention of people’s Deputy, the fugitive was severely beaten.
“Photo it will not show soon because he was beaten during detention. Several days kept in the basement. Prompting, that is to say, to cooperate with the investigation,” – said the source.
Recall that wanted ex-BYUT Deputy Alexander Shepelev on the night of July 6 2014 ran away with the escort of the emergency hospital, where he was treated after being extradited and detained.
Case against ex-MP was initiated in 2012. Shepelev accused of involvement in the embezzlement of funds of “Rodovid Bank” for the sum more than 220 million UAH during the Premiership of Yulia Tymoshenko, and also in participation together with businessman Pavlo Borulko in the organization of embezzlement of public funds of refinancing of the national Bank in the amount of 315,3 million UAH in March-may 2009.
Subsequently, the Ukrainian interior Ministry reported that Shepelev is on the international wanted list on suspicion of attempted murder and embezzlement. He was arrested in Russia in March 2015, after which the Russian court decided to extradite him to Ukraine, but the extradition never took place.
In addition, the ex-Deputy was involved in the cases on the murder of the head of the Supervisory Board of “Avtokrazbank” Sergey Kirichenko in January 2003 and the attempt on the life of former shareholder “Rodovid” Sergey dyadechko.
Shepelev was twice elected to Parliament on the BYUT list, but in 2010 he was expelled from the faction and joined the faction of the Party of regions, where all subsequently left. In the parliamentary elections in 2012 I stood on the majority district No. 13 (Vinnytsia region) as the independent candidate, however, took only the 7th place.
At the end of March 2014, the Shevchenko district court of Kiev chose for Shepelev a measure of restraint in the form of a two-month arrest. Subsequently, the former MP was transferred to a hospital, where he escaped. In September 2014, Interpol declared wanted fugitive, after less than a year he was detained in Moscow and arrested. In August Shepelev came from a Russian jail.
April 3, 2015 the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine appealed to the Russian colleagues with the request for extradition of ex-MP. In August 2016, the GPU reported that Russia officially rejected Ukraine in the extradition Shepeleva because of his cooperation with the FSB.
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