The court in London gave the ex-banker Pugachev two years in prison


The founder of Mezhprombank Sergey Pugachev held liable for multiple violations of court orders of the High court of London. The Pugachev told the court considered the illegal sale of private cars Rolls-Royce and Bentley and translation received for them of money to France and sentenced him to two years imprisonment.

For incomplete disclosure of information about Pugachev try Igor Altushkin (owns 80% stake in Russian copper company. —) to purchase the Yenisei industrial company (EPK, was part of United industrial Corporation Pugacheva. — ) the court has appointed to the businessman of 20 months in prison.

As pointed out by Pugachev’s claim to Russia, received in international arbitration in the Hague in September 2015, Igor Altushkin in early 2011 was the only possible buyer for the EPC. The contract of purchase and sale was signed on 9 June 2011. The size of the first payment under the contract was $800 million total price of the contract (about $5 billion) was to be paid to the seller in several tranches, the size of which depended on subsequent events with YPC. “The amount was far below the real value of the EPC, but under the pressure from President Putin and the government of the Russian Federation Mr. Altushkin was the only option available,” writes Pugachev’s claim to Russia. Altushkin has made an advance payment in the amount of $150 million to remove the company from the market. “As a result of the scheme of the government of Russia with Mr. Altushkin and his business partner Ruslan Baysarov, the Russian government had expropriated the license of the EPC without paying any compensation,” said Pugachev in the lawsuit to Russia.

That Pugachev has left the jurisdiction of England and Wales, though the court forbade him, ex-banker received 21 days imprisonment.

The timing of the charges to different points in British law, as a rule, are not cumulative, said the adviser of the Collegium of advocates “Yukov and partners” Vsevolod Miller. “This is considered inhumane. Typically, the defendant is serving the maximum duration established for one of the charges,” explained the lawyer.

“The verdict of the British court has no for me any legal consequences. However, I intend to file a complaint to the European court of human rights,” said Pugachev .

He noted, however, that process is having a positive value. “The judge confirmed 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 ACB 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. —). “Thus this 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, which soon will be appealed by me in the European court of human rights [ECtHR],” said Pugachev in an interview .