A steel plant owned by Ukrainian billionaire Ihr Kalmomsky was reportedly mining bitcoin in the United States.
Kolmosky, the most influential person in Ukraine with total wealth $ 1.1 billion, A former owner of a private bank, is one of the largest privately owned banks in the country. He was also the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region until 2015.
His Calvert City, Kentucky-based CC metal and alloy steel plant has been hit by allegations of coronavirus epidemics and corruption against Kolomysky in the U.S. Department of Justice. Advantage Stop and let the staff go This summer, however, “every few months it re-ignites the furnaces and calls for workers to return,” Radio Liberty Report Monday.
The only activity that continues in the plant is production Bitcoin, Employees told the multimedia broadcaster. Sources said a warehouse is full of mining equipment, although it is not clear how many devices are on site and of what type or brand.
Kolomaysky and his partner Gennady Bogliyev bought the tree in 2011. 8 188 million, As part of a plan to build their metallurgical business in the United States, which has grown to seven plants across five states.
In 2016, Otitima filed a holding firm called Specialty Steel for bankruptcy and transferred ownership of the tree to another company, Georgian American Alloys, which includes Kolomysky and Bogoliubov beneficiaries, Court documents.
Adding to their woes, the U.S. Department of Justice this year Accused Kalmoski and Bogoliubov bought real estate and business in the United States for money from private banks from 2006 to 2016. In 201
The DOJ said they created a web of entities called “Optima” under some variation, to make more money from more neglected funds and to invest in them, “the DOJ said.