Odesa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov and businessmen Oleksandr Anhert and Volodymyr Halanternyk have been accused of hiding ill-gotten and corrupt revenues from Odesa abroad, Kyiv Post reports.
Anhert, Halanternyk, and Trukhanov, as well as their families, have owned real estate in London, while Halanternyk allegedly has a property in Miami, Florida.
Trukhanov declined to comment, while Anhert and Halanternyk did not respond to requests for comment.
Brightside Properties Number 3 and 4, which own two apartments at 199 Knightsbridge in London, were owned in 2010 by Nikolai Fomichev, an associate of Anhert. It was revealed in April by Kyiv Post’s partner, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The information was obtained from the Paradise Papers leak.
In 2015 Brightside sold the flats to Anhert’s daughter Anya for 12.5 million pounds. Now, she owns a total of three flats at 199 Knightsbridge.
At the same time, in 1996, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) called East Corner Properties Limited gave Anhert power of attorney to buy a flat at Kensington Court Garden. He sold the apartment in 1999 for 2.5 million USD.
Documents attached to a correspondence between British lawyer Alexander Popivker and offshore services firm Appleby obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project also show that Halanternyk lived at 199 Knightsbridge. According to the UK land registry, in January 2015 this apartment was purchased by a company from the Isle of Man for 4.6 million pounds.
Halanternyk’s wife Natasha Zinko told Tatler magazine in 2014 that they had later moved to a Regency style building in Mayfair. Photos from the luxurious apartment published by Tatler show a high-end Rococo bedroom.
In 2016 Zinko held a birthday party themed on French Queen Marie Antoinette.
Meanwhile, in 2015 Trukahnov’s common-law wife, and his daughter, Tetyana Koltunova and Kateryna Trukhanova were the owners of Peninsula Property Holdings.
In 2016 Peninsula Property Holdings, registered in the British Virgin Islands, paid 3.7 million pounds for an apartment at the Chilterns luxury apartment building in Marylebone, London.
On April 20, OCCRP reporters spotted businessman’s daughter, Anya Anhert, 25, on the apartment’s balcony.
Halanternyk also allegedly has assets in Miami, Florida.
His business partner, Radion Lefteryov, is the secretary of a currently inactive Miami-registered holding company called Miami RCR Trading Inc.
Halanternyk’s wife Zinko posts photos from Miami on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, according to the Novoye Vremya magazine, U.S. citizen Oleg Raivich is registered at the same house in Miami as Zinko’s parents. He owns Odesa’s First City Radio and GVI Investments — a name that corresponds to Halanternyk’s initials.