The former owner of Mezhprombank Sergey Pugachev, who left Russia and became involved in the case, saw the positive side in the judicial process in the UK, where he faces two years in prison for contempt of court, he said in an interview.
“This process is important to me in a positive way. The judge found that in sufficient detail I revealed the origin of funds transferred from Russia to their accounts in Switzerland (in the period from 2008 to 2011 Pugachev transferred several million dollars from Mezhprombank to their foreign accounts. — )”, — said Pugachev.
According to the banker, of which Russia was declared wanted, by the judge of the High court of London the decision “disavowed all claims of the Russian law enforcement bodies, as well as the decision by the Russian arbitration court on attraction of me to vicarious liability”.
“The judge found that I transferred funds, received in credit from VTB on the security of land on Rublevo-Uspensky highway, not the funds of the Bank of Russia to Mezhprombank issued as unsecured loans, according to the Deposit insurance Agency (the Agency Deposit insurance. — ) and Russian law enforcement agencies (in the crisis of 2008-2009 the Central Bank to Mezhprombank unsecured loans to 32 billion rubles, the Bank never sent it back. — )”, — said Pugachev.
The verdict hypnotherapy London’s High court will announce on 11th February, he faces two years for contempt of court.
On 8 February the High court of justice of England and Wales acknowledged Pugachev guilty in 12 cases of contempt of court, in particular, perjury under oath, in compliance with the disclosure requirements of assets, withdrawal of assets, in violation of the orders of the court, and that Pugachev had illegally left the jurisdiction of England and Wales, said in a press release the DIA.
To determine the penalty which can be up to two years of imprisonment, the court must at the meeting on 11 February.
In an interview with Pugachev exclude that in case of appointment to him in prison France to extradite him. According to the banker, who is a French citizen, the extradition request is possible only in criminal cases, and against him is considered an administrative offence.
The banker also said that the meeting of arbitration in the Hague on its claim against Russia to $12 billion could take place in spring 2016.
In April 2015 the Moscow Arbitration court recognised Sergey Pugachev guilty of deliberate bankruptcy of Mezhprombank and resolved to exact from him to 75.6 billion rubles to repay the debt of the Bank. In June the banker was charged with abuse of office when lending to organizations controlled by him.
In September last year the Pugachev has filed an international arbitration suit against Russia to $12 billion for the damages caused by the actions of the Russian authorities.
In late November, Russian authorities have asked Interpol to connect to locate Joe. The representative of the press service of the banker then said that the banker lives in France and has since 2009 French passport.
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