Yemelianov Artur Stanislavovych

Yemelianov Artur Stanislavovych

Сategory Domestic Politically Exposed Person
Date of birth
Place of birth Donetsk
Last position Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine, Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine
Scoring of unexplained wealth risk
3.77
risks
  1. in the current year, monetary assets of declarant and family members are 5 564 812,15 UAH, that exceeds the sum of income and amount of monetary assets of the previous year (34 236,00 UAH)

  2. overall amount of cash owned by declarant and family members is 5 551 310,15 UAH

  3. overall value of the property and assets 7 479 396,15 UAH exceeds income 191 199,00 UAH in 39.1184 times

  4. number of kids mentioned in the declaration : 1 , while pep.org.ua database includes information about: 3; and/or declaration does not indicate the wife known in the pep.org.ua database

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Connections to individuals
Name Type of connection Period
wife
daughter
son
son


SE "Shidgzk" , Former Deputy Director

business relationships

Пов'язані через тютюновий бізнес  

2017—


Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine , Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine

business relationships

працювали разом у Вищому господарському суді України

є підозрюваними у кримінальному провадженні №42013110000001050

business relationships

Партнер колишньої дружини по бізнесу

March 27, 2017—
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Connections to legal entities
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Income and expenditures
Year Position Declarant's income, USD Family income, USD Expenses and other transactions of the declarant, USD
2019

Вищий господарський суд України, суддя

8 069,30
2019

Вищий господарський суд України, суддя

8 069,30
2018

Вищий господарський суд України, суддя

1 234,99
2017

Вищий господарський суд України, суддя

10 085,40
2017

Вищий господарський суд України, суддя

10 085,40
2016

Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, Judge

10 906,02
2015

Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, Judge

134 207,57
2015

Supreme Economic Court, Judge of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine

134 207,57 57 218,47 Not applicable
2014

Supreme Economic Court, Judge of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine

16 534,37 389 617,06 Not applicable
2013

Supreme Economic Court, Judge, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine

30 561,99 346 583,99 Not applicable
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Monetary assets:
Declarant Family
Year Asset type UAH USD EUR Other UAH USD EUR Other
2019 Deposits
2019 Cash 630 000,00 173 500,00
2019 Other
2019 Deposits 13 502,00
2019 Cash 630 000,00 173 500,00
2019 Other
2018 Deposits
2018 Cash 850 000,00 187 000,00
2018 Other
2017 Deposits
2017 Cash 1 070 000,00 130 000,00 60 000,00
2017 Other
2017 Deposits
2017 Cash 1 070 000,00 130 000,00 60 000,00
2017 Other
2016 Deposits
2016 Cash 1 070 000,00 150 000,00 63 000,00
2016 Other
2015 Deposits
2015 Cash 2 740 000,00 180 000,00 70 000,00
2015 Other
2015 Deposits
2014 Deposits
2013 Deposits 96 317,00 320 667,00
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Financial liabilities
Year Declarant's total, Household (family) total,
2019 UAH UAH 3 000 000,00
2019 UAH UAH 3 000 000,00
2018 UAH 3 000 000,00
UAH
2017 UAH 3 000 000,00
UAH
2017 UAH 3 000 000,00
UAH
2016 UAH 3 000 000,00
UAH
2015 UAH 3 000 000,00
UAH
2015 UAH 10 800,00
UAH 6 000,00
2014 UAH
UAH 670 074,00
2013 UAH
UAH 35 491,00
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Gifts, prizes, winnings:
Year Declarant's total, USD Household (family) total, USD
2019
2019
2018
2017
2017
2016
2015
2015
2014 44 233,53
2013 112 719,01
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Real estate:
Year Land Residential buildings Apartments Other real estate
2019 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2019 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2018 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2017 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2017 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2016 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2015 73.1 sq. m (1) 84.5 sq. m (1)
2015 73.6 sq. m (1) 158.92 sq. m (2)
2014 1902.0 sq. m (6) 39.2 sq. m (1) 219.6 sq. m (4) 2160.99 sq. m (12)
2013 1802.0 sq. m (3) 821.5 sq. m (3) 517.02 sq. m (7) 823.7 sq. m (6)
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Vehicles:
Year Declarant Family
2019
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2019
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2018
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2017
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2017
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2016
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2015
  • Веспа РХ-150 2012
2015
  • Vespa PX 150 моторолер 151 куб. см., 5.8 кВт , 181 см 2012
  • Infiniti EX 35 3500 куб. см., 222.272 кВт , 463.5 см 2008
2014
  • Моторолер VESPA PX-150 151 куб. см., 5.8 кВт , 181 см 2012
  • Infiniti EX35 3500 куб. см., 272 кВт , 463.5 см 2008
2013
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Criminal record and sanctions:

No. 42015000000001756

In criminal proceedings No.42015000000001756 of 18.08.2016, initiated under part 3 of Article 368-2, part 3 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigators alleged a possible legalization of criminal income of Artur Yemelianov using a Panama company Restwood Products Corporation.

According to the presumption of investigation, indicated in court rulings, on 08 March 2013 nominal owners of the company Restwood Products Corporation, registered in Panama on 20 February 2013 by No. 795314, namely the companies CEO CORONA LTD, M&S BASIC LTD and CYP SATURN LTD represented by citizens of Republic of Cyprus and a citizen of Ukraine PERSON_6 (according to media information this is the Ukrainian businessman Dyadechko Serhiy Volodymyrovych), concluded a contract on provision of services of a nominal owner and release from liability, which establishes that PERSON_6 is the beneficial owner of the company Restwood Products Corporation and owns bearer shares of the company (until 07 December 2015).

On 19 January 2015 director/president of the company Restwood Products Corporation PERSON_8 issued a general letter of authority appointing PERSON_6 (Serhiy Dyadechko) as acting and legal representative of the company and authorizing him on behalf of the company and in its interests to take any actions and/or sign all and/or any documents (decrees), appoint one or several authorized persons through an authorization letter for conducting on behalf of the representative all actions that a representative of the company has the right to do on behalf of the company.

Later, in the beginning of April 2015, PERSON_6 (Dyadechko) in collusion with PERSON_5 (Artur Yemelianov) and PERSON_4 (Svitlana Yemelianova), with the aim to legalize illegally received by Artur Yemelianov income, based on the contract on joint activity concluded with Svitlana Yemelianova, gave the latter a right to manage the account of Restwood Products Corporation opened in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG (the funds on account amounted to 13,13 million Swiss Francs (around 300,00 million UAH). In the course of investigation it was established, that the source of funds were transfers conducted for the period from July to September 2014 from the account of Restwood Products Corporation opened in the bank Baltikums Bank AS in the amount of 5 892,75 thousand EUR and 6 992,20 thousand USD. In its turn, according to the information received from the competent authorities of Republic of Latvia, source of those funds were transfers conducted in the same period from the account of another non-resident company Hansen Development LLP opened in the same Baltikums Bank AS.

According to court rulings, in the course of a pre-trial investigation it was also established that Artur Yemelianov was present in the process of giving Svitlana Yemelianova the rights to manage account of Restwood Products Corporation.

Later, in unidentified circumstances and time (according to the investigators in the case), in order to conceal the crime, the rights of the beneficiary were transferred from Svetlana Yemelianova to Sergey Dyadechko.

Information about the fact that as of 13 April 2015 Svitlana Yemelianova was a beneficiary owner/authorized person/signatory of accounts of a number of non-resident companies, including the Restwood Products Corporation, was received by the Ukrainian side from the Unit of Financial Intelligence of Principality of Liechtenstein. Account of Restwood Products Corporation, opened in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG, was blocked until 28 July 2017 by the Princely Court of the city of Vaduz, Liechtenstein within criminal proceedings No. 11UR.2015.265. 

The Unit of Financial Intelligence of Liechtenstein also provided the information that Svitlana Yemelianova is the beneficiary owner of a number of other non-resident companies and their accounts at Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG, Capital House International S.A. (Panama), Dynasty Global Invest Foudation, Forward Foundation, Multi Investments Establishment (the latter, allegedly, belongs to the son of Svitlana and Artur Yemelianovs). Yemelianov Artur was the authorized person/signatory of the company Forward Foundation. Besides that, there was an account opened in the bank in the name of the son of Svitlana and Artur Yemelianovs (in both cases son’s name is not indicated in publicly accessed sources, a couple has two sons, Glib and Kyryl).

Based on the results of the investigation conducted by the State Service of Financial Monitoring of Ukraine for the period of 2010-2014 of financial operations of Artur Yemelianov and his wife Svitlana, it was established that Artur Yemelianov's expenditures considerably exceed his official income,  and financial operations conducted by them were aimed at legalization (laundering) of criminal income (concealment or disguise of sources of origin of funds).

On 21 August 2015 by the ruling of the Pechersk District Court in the city of Kyiv funds on the above mentioned accounts of Restwood Products Corporation, opened in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG, were seized based on the following evidence: conclusions to the generalized materials of the State Service of Financial Monitoring of Ukraine, information of units of financial intelligence of Latvia and Liechtenstein, subjects of first financial monitoring, information from open sources regarding the income declared by the Yemelianovs. On 14 January 2016 based on the appellate appeal of the representative of Restwood Products Corporation the seizure was removed. Later investigators appealed the ruling for several times.  

Thus, on 23 June 2016 Pechersk district court of the city of Kyiv and on 01 August 2016 the Court of Appeal of the city of Kyiv dismissed the appeal to put an arrest on the funds of Restwood Products Corporation in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG. In both cases courts refused in satisfaction of appeals of the investigator because: 

1) investigator did not provide evidence that Dyadechko did authorize Yemelianov's wife to manage the account; 

2) "in criminal proceedings No.42015000000001756 no one, including anyone from the authorized persons of the company Restwood Products Corporation, was informed of suspicion of any criminal offence (including the one foreseen by provisions of Article 96-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)", and therefore the court made a conclusion that there was “lack of evidence to impose measures of criminal and legal character” on the company Restwood Products Corporation and that the “appeal to seize the property did not prove the fact of illegal source of funds on the account of the company Restwood Products Corporation. It's worth mentioning that informing of suspicion in criminal proceedings is not an obligatory condition to seize the property with the aim to ensure further obligatory confiscation.

According to rulings of the Pechersk district court of the city of Kyiv in criminal proceedings No.42015000000001756 of 17.08.2016 and 29.09.2016, investigators received access to information on opening of accounts of the abovementioned companies, rights to manage these accounts, statements on accounts turnover, applications to withdraw cash, payment orders, IP addresses in cases when transactions were maid using remote access, information on financial monitoring of these accounts. Earlier, by its ruling of 16.05.2016 Pechersk district court of the city of Kyiv allowed investigators in the case to receive the same information about the accounts of Restwood Products Corporation and Hansen Development LLP opened in Latvian Baltikums Bank AS.

It is interesting that the same appeal regarding the account of Restwood Products Corporation opened in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG in this case was satisfied by Pechersk district court on 21.08.2015, however, back then a court ruling did not mention any specific list of documents access to which should have been provided.

 

It's worth mentioning that after having received reauthorization to get access to documents in Liechten Steinishe Landes-Bank AG  on 17.08.2016 and 29.09.2016, with the aim to collect additional evidence, investigators and prosecutors in the case did not appeal to court anymore with a request to put seizure on funds of Restwood Products Corporation.

In Summer 2016 funds on the account of Restwood Products Corporation were unblocked. "Funds were unblocked by the judge upon our consent», - said the Prosecutor General of Liechtenstein Robert Wallner to the Ukrainian office of Deutsche Welle. According to the information received from law enforcement officers of Lichtenstein during their interview with DW, the reason for unblocking was that the Ukrainian side did not provide any information on possible illegal source of income.

In turn the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in response to the request of DW informed that the decision of an investigative judge on the arrest of account in this case was overruled by the decision of the Court of Appeal of the city of Kyiv of 09 February 2016. Ukrainian side indicated, that it could not manage to get a court decision to seize funds because Liechtenstein did not provide information based on request for mutual legal assistance, which “would have given the possibility to receive documental evidence of receiving illegal rewards by the judge and his wife”. In Liechtenstein, prosecutors stressed on the fact that illegality of source of income had to be proven by law enforcement authorities of the country where, allegedly, the illegal income was received.

No. 42013110000001050

On 17 October 2016 Artur Yemelianov was informed of suspicion in committing crimes against justice, interference with activity of judicial authorities and illegal interference in the work of the automatic system of document flow of the court, under part 2 of Article 376, part 2 of Article 376-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine in criminal proceedings No.42013110000001050 of 29.11.2013. According to court rulings in the criminal proceedings, the former Head of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine Tatkov Viktor Ivanovych and his former deputy Yemelianov Artur Stanislavovych, as well as employees of the secretariat of economic courts of Ukraine, using their official mandates interfered with activity of a judge of the system of economic courts of Ukraine.

Yemelianov is suspected of the fact, that when acting as the Head of the Economic Court of the city of Kyiv, Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal and Deputy Head of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, meaning performing official functions, by using his official mandate he applied administrative influence on judges having a direct intent to influence the judge's consciousness and will in order to encourage them to take necessary decisions in their cases, and thus interfered with the activity of judges.

In particular, it was established during the investigation that:

as a result of illegal interference during automatic distribution of cases there was a controlled distribution of a court case to a desired judge, which led to the fact that judges of economic courts took decisions which deprived Dniprotourist PJSC of ownership rights to the building of the hotel Rassvet, with a total area of 11 650,7 square meters, by recognizing that Fund of State Property of Ukraine has ownership rights to it. Thus, the owner of the property Dniprotourist PJSC, as the result of the automatic distribution of the case No. 20/5005/16045/2011 was deprived of the right to fair trial by the independent and unbiased court.

during the automatic distribution of the case No.9/5009/5383/11 there was a controlled distribution of a court case to a desired judge, which led to the fact that judges of economic courts took decisions which deprived Zaporizhtourist PJSC  of the ownership rights to the complex of buildings, located in Zaporizhzhya, by recognizing the ownership rights after the Fund of State Property of Ukraine.  

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Artur Yemelianov is acting judge of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine. Until 2014 he was married to Svitlana Yemelianova. There are certain circumstances that give reasons to suspect that their divorce was fictitious and aimed at hiding assets of Artur Yemelianov. Until 2014, Yemelianov’s asset declaration indicated a substantial quantity of real estate, which was not indicated in the electronic declarations for 2015-2016. Yemelianov explained this by the fact that assets belonged to his wife and it stayed so after they divorced. Though, according to a journalist investigation, Artur Yemelianov and his ex-wife still flew on vacations together, despite the divorce. Journalists also recorded how Yemelianov visited Svitlana Yemelianova’s house in Vienna and informed of his regular travels to Vienna.

Based on the information of the journalist investigation, Svitlana Yemelianova owns shares in the statutory capital of Austrian firms AHL REAL PEU GmbH (company is owner of the hotel in Vienna Prinz Eugen) and AHL REAL KAV GmbH (company is owner of the hotel in Vienna Kavalier) together with Dmytro Murakhver and Pavlo Malika house in the complex Seashell Belek Elite Villas (Turkey), apartments in United Arab Emirates in the complex Palm Jumeirah, shares in the statutory capital of the German company AVIAWEB GmbH (a company owner of hotels in Frankfurt Fair Hotel Villa Diana, Fair Hotel an der Messe, Fair Hotel Europaallee). It’s worth mentioning that properties in Austria, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey were bought in the period when she was still married to Artur Yemelianov.

Along with this, according to the information of journalists, wife’s own income would not have been enough to purchase mentioned properties. As court decisions within criminal proceedings No.42015000000001756 read, Service of Financial Monitoring of Ukraine came to the same conclusion. Based on the results of the investigation conducted by the State Service of Financial Monitoring of Ukraine for the period of 2010-2014 of financial operations of Artur Yemelianov and his wife Svitlana, it was established that Artur Yemelianov's expenditures considerably exceed his official income,  and financial operations conducted by them were aimed at legalization (laundering) of criminal income (concealment or disguise of sources of origin of funds).

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In Ukraine Svitlana Yemelianova owns shares in statutory capital of legal entities (directly or through other legal entities): GLORIA-2012 LLCEASTERN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLCESTARS" LLCAKATSIA - 2008 LLCKABO INTERPARES LLCEKSEKVO LLCDENNITSA LLCNDZBDRDO LLCAGRARIAN FIRM "NIVA" LLCDREAMWOOD LLCPREMIUM COMPLEX LLCMULTICOMPLEX LLCNON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "FSKDO"ARSBONUT LLC,  KASTALIA 7 LLCSPORTS AND RECREATIONAL CENTER "BEAUTY AND HEALTH” LLCFIRST DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY LLCSWEETLAND LLC . Another co-owner of legal entities AGRARIAN FIRM "NIVA" LLCAKATSIA - 2008 LLC,  EASTERN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLCKABO INTERPARES LLC,  EKSEKVO LLCDREAMWOOD LLCESTARS LLCMULTICOMPLEX LLCPREMIUM COMPLEX LLCGLORIA – 2012 was Krasylnikova Yaroslava Volodymyrivna, a cohabitor of Tatkov Viktor Ivanovych. Viktor Tatkov was another suspect in criminal proceedings in which Artur Yemelianov was informed of suspicion.

Besides that, media informed about the fact, that in 2012 Svitlana Yemelianova, Pavlo Grechkivskiy, and his wife Hanna Grechkivska, Yaroslav Porokhniak became the co-owners of Recreational Center "Sesil" LLC. In 2013, indicated persons came out as founders. In 2007 Kyiv City Council rented Recreational Center "Sesil" LLC   7,58-hectares land plot for construction of the rehabilitation and treatment center with recreational zone on Zhukov island in Holosiiv district of Kyiv. According to media information, Yemelianov and Pavlo Grechkivskiy had connections with Recreational Center "Sesil" LLC long before 2012. In particular, interests of “Sesil” in court  (when Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office tried to return the land received from Kyiv City Council) were represented by Olexander Foya, an attorney from the bureau of Pavlo Grechkivskiy. Besides that, the company was winning cases in courts in which at the moment presided Artur Yemelianov. 

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Bank accounts:
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14360570 client of the bank
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other spellings of name

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