“Officers of the MIA of Russia GA for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption (ES&CC) in cooperation with the ES&CC Administration of the MIA of Russia GA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region during the operational support of a criminal case initiated by investigators of the MIA of Russia GA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region under article 159 (Fraud committed in an especially large amount) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the theft of monetary assets of a commercial bank, detained a businessman.
It was established that in 2015 the former leadership of the bank issued a deliberately non-repayable loan in the amount of 150 million rubles. The funds were withdrawn through organizations controlled by the said entrepreneur and subsequently stolen.
Police officers with the support of Rosgvardia fighters on the territory of the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Chelyabinsk regions conducted more than 20 searches in residential and office premises used by the offenders. Items and documents, electronic keys of the bank-client system, seals of legal entities, electronic and paper information carriers, draft documentation and other items confirming illegal activity of the persons involved were seized.
The suspect was detained pursuant to Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. Currently, the issue of selecting a measure of restraint for him is being decided.
The complex of operative-search measures and investigative actions for establishing additional episodes of the unlawful activity of suspects, as well as identification of their possible accomplices, continues,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
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