The National Anti-Corruption Bureau is not investigating any criminal proceedings against the Burisma group of companies and the son of former US Vice President Joe Biden – Hunter, but it is investigating two cases against former Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma beneficiary, where Hunter Biden worked. It is reported by Novoe Vremya with reference to Ukrainski Novyny.
“There are two litigations in progress of NABU (in relation to Zlochevsky)”, a law enforcement source said.
According to him, cases are being investigated and not closed.
Criminal proceedings are investigated under Art.364 (abuse of power or official position), Art.191 (misappropriation, embezzlement of property, or seizure by abuse of official position), as well as under Art.209 (legalization, laundering of proceeds from crime) of the Criminal Code.
Yesterday, the White House presented a transcript of a conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019.
During the conversation, Trump raised the issue of investigating the activities of former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son. The document says that the new prosecutor general of Ukraine will investigate the case in which Hunter Biden appears.
Hunter Biden was a member of the board of directors of Burisma Holding. The Hill claimed that the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, led by prosecutor Viktor Shokin, found out that Burisma transferred over $160,000 a month to a certain Rosemont Seneca Partners company, and that was Hunter Biden and his partners. However, the investigation was never completed, and in 2016, Viktor Shokin was fired.
Burisma is a private gas production group in Ukraine. It carries out exploration, production, service and sale of hydrocarbons. Burisma Group is one of the three largest independent gas producers in Ukraine.