Kolomoisky may need such a court decision to defend himself in an American court, as reported in the article of the media outlet "Investigation. Info".
According to the article, it took only 37 minutes for the judge of the Economic Court of Kyiv, Dmytro Baranov, to study 4,000 pages of evidence in the lawsuit filed by Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NFP) to Privatbank for the termination of loan obligations that were issued to the enterprise before the bank was nationalized.
Moreover, the judgment of 60,000 pages was published on the day of the judgment— on January 22. The Anti-Corruption Action Center believes that this indicates the advance preparation of the decision. After all, only printing such a volume of text requires at least five hours. And there are dozens of such claims from NFP.
According to representatives of the Center, the full text of the decision was needed by the NFP on January 22, because it was the last working day before the meeting in Delaware on the claim of Privatbank against Ihor Kolomoisky and Hennadiy Boholyubov, as well as companies related to them.
At the same time, Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant was not a party in this case, but it appears in the lawsuit as an enterprise to which the bank allegedly illegally issued loans that subsequently were transferred through a number of companies to purchase American real estate.
Context. Privatbank filed a lawsuit in Delaware in 2019. The lawsuit noted that Kolomoisky and Boholyubov had laundered $660 million through Optima and another $100 million through other companies.
Privatbank filed a civil lawsuit in the United States against former shareholders on May 21, 2019 to recover losses incurred by the bank from 2006 to 2016. In April 2019, the American media outlet of The Daily Beast wrote that Kolomoisky was under investigation by the FBI and the US Attorney's Office in the northern district of Ohio. Investigators suspected Kolomoisky of financial fraud and money laundering.