NABU was forced to investigate Arcadia’s case by the WikiInvestigation


The Prymorskiy District Court of Odessa obliged the Odesa territorial department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to investigate the case on the grounds of possible criminal offense by Oleg Brindak.

The relevant order was issued following the WikiInvestigation`s public detective had filed a complaint.

The order says that `to oblige officials of the Odessa territorial department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, authorized to accept and register the criminal offenses reports and to enter them into the Single register of pre-trial investigations.`The day before, a public detective filed a complaint on committing a criminal offense under Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code, but in violation of Article 214 of the CPC, data were not entered into the SRPI.`

We recall that it is stated in the inquiry of the WikiInvestigation that the ex-secretary of the Odessa City Council Oleg Brindak, being in the position of acting head of the city council, signed contracts with the Arcadia-City LLC on the lease of land, which caused damage to the Odesa community in the amount of almost 40 million UAH.

It is stated in the text of the investigation that `the intentionality while signing lease agreements and causing serious damage may entail for Oleg Brindak the responsibility for criminal offense under Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. `

It also states that, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, PIFs and Public Associations, the founders and owners of the ARKADIA-CITY LLC are from Dnipro (Ukraine), London (United Kingdom) and Ramat Ghana (Israel).

In turn, according to Panama Papers, an Israeli beneficiary of the LLC, Leonid Moldavskiy, has a link to Oleksandr Angert, who was considered an quiet owner of Odesa and an overseer of the Odesa City Council.

On the other hand, Arcadia-City LLC, through the London line of connections and personally through Zinko Natalya and Oleg (wife and father-in-law), has the link with Volodymyr Galaternik, also called as the owner of Odesa.

Pursuant to the Panama Papers, the third link is between the Arkadya-City LLC and Gennady Trukhanov (through Kateryna Trukhanova (daughter), the current mayor of Odesa, now suspected of embezzling budget millions.