Former managers of Bank of Moscow were found guilty of embezzling 1 billion rubles.


Meshchansky court of Moscow found former senior trader Directorate of currency transactions of Bank of Moscow of Konstantin Salnikova and the ex-head of Department of support of banking operations Alla Averin guilty of theft of more than 1 billion rubles from the credit institution. About it “RIA Novosti” reported in the court.

“The court found guilty Salnikova and Averina, accused of embezzlement of Bank funds”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

Sentences will be announced later. Earlier, the Prosecutor asked to sentence the defendants to seven and six years in General regime penal colony accordingly and fined them 500 thousand and 400 thousand rubles.

According to investigators, Glands, and Averin several years, was a member of an organized criminal group, who kidnapped the Bank more than 1 billion rubles, which was created and headed by the then President of the Bank Andrey Borodin.

The consequence believes that Borodin headed the criminal group from 2008 to 2010, he was able to plunder the entrusted funds by concluding fictitious contracts on purchase and sale of foreign currency, illegally receiving rouble difference between the rates.

In November 2013, the Borodin and his Deputy Dmitry Akulinin were accused of money-laundering, proceeds of crime (part 4 of article 174.1 of the criminal code). In July 2014 the investigation found all involved in the embezzlement of funds of the Bank and pushed Borodin and Akulinin a new charge of embezzlement.

Borodin, Akulinin, Vice-President of Bank Alexey Sitnikov and Konstantin Salnikov were accused of misappropriation and embezzlement committed by an organized group, in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code). The chief of one of departments of the Bank Dmitry Stroganov and Alla Averin accused of complicity in the theft.

Crime, as previously reported by the prosecution, was committed by illegal currency transactions, and the proceeds were transferred to accounts controlled by the former management of the Bank companies.

Now Borodin and Akulinin are hiding abroad and declared in the international search. In 2013, Borodin said that he had received political asylum in the UK. The banker believes that the prosecution against him politically motivated.

The first case against Borodin was filed after the resignation of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov in 2010. Borodin and Akulinin were accused of stealing almost 13 billion rubles through lending to CJSC Premier estate. Later the money was in the accounts of a company controlled by Luzhkov’s wife Elena Baturina.