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NABU: MP Leschenko Withdrew UAH 2 Million From His Mother’s Deposit Account For Purchase Of Flat

NABU: MP Leschenko Withdrew UAH 2 Million From His Mother’s Deposit Account For Purchase Of Flat

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) has announced that Parliamentary Deputy Serhii Leschenko of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc bought a flat in downtown Kyiv not only with loans, but also with UAH 1.998 million (USD 77,000) withdrawn from a bank deposit account that was opened in the name of his mother, Tetiana.

National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Director Artem Sytnyk announced this at a news briefing, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to Sytnyk, Leschenko borrowed UAH 3.7 million from the founder of the Ukrainska Pravda publication to buy the flat in addition to UAH 1.7 million of his own savings.

"Given that there is no real opportunity to obtain interest-free loans on the Ukrainian credit market and the lowest benchmark for lending rates is the National Bank of Ukraine’s 15% discount rate, there are indications that Parliamentary Deputy Leschenko obtained benefits in the form of an interest-free loan that is not a public service," he explained.

According to him, the estimated amount of the benefits from the interest-free loan is UAH 188,000 in 2016 if calculated based on the National Bank of Ukraine’s discount rate and UAH 565,000 in each subsequent year if the discount rate remains at 15% and the loan principal does not reduce.

Sytnyk said that Leschenko committed another administrative offense by failing to include his mother, who is registered at the same address as him, in his income declaration.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau has submitted the materials of its investigation into the legality of the purchase of the flat by Leschenko to the National Corruption Agency.

The bureau established that Leschenko’s actions constituted an administrative offense.

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