FBI to start foreign corrupt practices unit
MOSCOW, April 30 (RAPSI) - A special unit to investigate corruption outside the US will be created in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, AP reports Tuesday citing a statement by US Attorney General Eric Holder.
Holder says the new anti-corruption unit will look into pillaged foreign assets in Ukraine and other countries. In his Twitter, an official representative of the US Department of Justice said the unit would include about ten agents and other staff.
The announcement comes as a conference kicks off in London on recovering Ukrainian assets allegedly siphoned off during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych. The conference is being attended by Eric Holder, UK Home Secretary Theresa May and Acting Prosecutor of Ukraine, Oleh Makhnitsky.
Ukraine underwent a regime change on February 22. The Verkhovna Rada impeached president Viktor Yanukovych, changed the constitution and scheduled an election for May 25. Moscow questions the legitimacy of the Rada’s decisions.