Criminal case launched against PandaDoc top manager

A criminal case has been opened against Viktar Kuushynau, one of the top managers of PandaDoc, his wife Alyaksandra Dzikan wrote on Instagram.

According to her, now Viktar is at Akrestsina Street, a criminal case has been opened against him under Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus — ” large scale embezzlement by abuse of official powers”. Under this article, Kuushynau faces imprisonment for a term of 5 to 12 years with confiscation of property and deprivation of the right to hold leadership positions.

His wife spoke about Viktar’s detention yesterday: “At 10 o’clock in the morning 4 people in civilian clothes came to our house and took Vitsya away. Some papers were shown to him. I hope this is a simple interrogation and he will be released in the evening. But now it is three o’clock in the afternoon, I know nothing. The lawyers learned that he is in the central office of financial investigation agency. Lawyers are trying to get to him. I drove home and found out that my computer was also taken away. There was a search in their office, but they came for Vitsya personally. ”

On September 2, a search took place in the Minsk office of the PandaDoc company.

PandaDoc founder Mikita Mikada resides in the United States.

On March 11, 2020, PandaDoc was named one of Forbes’ Top US Startup Employers. It includes a digital document management tool PandaDoc, created by Belarusians Mikita Mikada and Syarhei Barysiuk. The project was founded in 2011. Last summer, PandaDoc raised $ 10 million from EBRD, Rembrandt, Microsoft, Altos and Silicon Valley Bank, for a total of around $ 30 million.