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Yanukovych-Era Health Minister Wanted For Embezzlement

  • RFE/RL

Ukraine's prosecutor-general has added former deputy prime minister and health minister Raisa Bohatyrova to a wanted list for alleged embezzlement.

The prosecutor-general's office, which announced her addition to the wanted list on October 24, also said all Bohatyrova's assets have been seized.

On October 23, a court in Kyiv sanctioned the pre-trial detention of Bohatyrova, whose current whereabouts are unknown.

Bohatyrova used to be a leading member of the former President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions. She is suspected of embezzling more than 6 million hryvnyas (over $450,000).

Yanukovych is also wanted in Ukraine for corruption, embezzlement, and involvement in the deadly crackdown of antigovernment protests that eventually toppled him from power in late February.

He is currently residing in Russia.

Based on Ukrainian prosecutor-general's statement