Tymoshenko owned firms paid for contract killing

Tymoshenko owned firms paid for contract killing
Prosecutor General of Ukraine has irrefutable evidence that the firm owned by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko paid for the contract killing of a deputy Yevgeny Shcherban in 1996. This was on November 25 in TV channel “Inter” said First Deputy Minister Renat Kuzmin.
According to Kuzmin’s money “on account of killers” came from companies owned by Timoshenko and Pavel Lazarenko, who was prime minister of Ukraine from June 1996 to July 1997, and in 2006 was sentenced to nine years in U.S. prison for money laundering.

“Moreover, the firm Somali Enterprises, which listed the money for the murder of Shcherban, the same firm pays the money to buy coats Tymoshenko, jewelry, cars, pay for hotels, restaurants and other”, - said Deputy Attorney General.

Investigators are now going to find out whether she was involved in money transfer Tymoshenko assassins. “This is all subject to scrutiny. We want to get help from U.S. prosecutors in this matter. We are trying for a year to question Lazarenko, including, on this issue,” - said Kuzmin.

Concerning the motives for the murder, the representative of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine said that Tymoshenko and Lazarenko as the two business partners were engaged in monopoly gas distribution in Ukraine, and their methods are called “very serious opposition,” including by the deputy Shcherban.

Recall, a businessman and member of Shcherban was killed in March 1996 in Donetsk airport after returning from Moscow on his own plane. A group of armed men shot and killed his wife and politics, mechanics and flight engineer. For this crime were sentenced eight people, three of them were sentenced to life terms. Prosecutor General’s Office ordered the killing of Ukraine calls Lazarenko.

Former Prime Minister Tymoshenko in October 2011 was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of authority at the conclusion of gas contracts with Russia in 2009. Later, she was charged with concealing the proceeds of over $ 165 million, embezzlement budget and tax evasion amounting to more than 5.8 million dollars. These episodes concerning the work of Timoshenko as president of the corporation “United Energy Systems of Ukraine” (UESU) in 1996-97. It was reported that all four criminal proceedings resumed on the work of former Prime Minister were directed.

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