The FBI is investigating the case of the Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky: a long and large-scale

The FBI is investigating business Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, which is located in confrontation with the current President of the country Petro Poroshenko. About it The Daily Beast reported three sources familiar with the matter.

Investigators scrutinize potential financial crimes a prominent businessman, including money laundering. According to the report, the investigation is widespread and is performed for a long time.

Kolomoisky, who also was the head of the Dnipropetrovsk region during the reign of Poroshenko, currently not accused the FBI of committing a crime.

His lawyer Mike Sullivan told The Daily Beast that «Kolomoisky denies that he laundered any funds in the United States, period. He is a businessman. His Bank was seized by the government, which claims that the Bank was on the verge of collapse. This information proved to be false».

According to Kyiv Post, the Prosecutor’s office for the Northern district of Ohio also participates in the investigation, because that is where Kolomoisky was investment.

The oligarch is the founder of the business group Privat and the former owner of one of the largest commercial banks in Ukraine — PrivatBank. In 2016, the government nationalized the Bank in the investigation of 2014 on theft of money. Kolomoisky has openly criticized the current policy of their country and its guarantor.

According to the FT. Law, the oligarch, whose net-worth Forbes estimates at $ 1.2 billion, lives in tel Aviv. Law enforcement agencies argue that his presence there may complicate any attempt at extradition from the United States.