Former Chairman of Master Bank, Boris Baker arrested in absentia, found out “Kommersant”. According to the newspaper, with the motion in the Tver district court turned investigator GUS Moscow Department of internal Affairs, which deals with the case of deliberate bankruptcy (article 196 of the criminal code) Master Bank.
According to the newspaper, the representative of the Department presented evidence that the Baker is hiding from the investigation outside the country. The ex-banker had left Russia soon after the revocation of Master Bank license in November 2013. After that, he was first in Israel and then in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. According to some reports, he remains there now.
According to “Kommersant”, the Baker also announced in the international search. The arrest in absentia is needed in order former Chairman of Master Bank started to search through the Interpol. International criminal police organization will start the search after decisions of the court of first instance on the arrest will come into force.
Representatives of SHGs declined to comment on the investigation. Appointed attorney told the newspaper about the appeal of the decision on the correspondence arrest of the Baker in the Moscow city court.
Case about deliberate bankruptcy of Master-Bank was opened in may last year. According to investigators, from August 2012 to August 2013 “faces from among the former heads of Master-Bank” has issued irrevocable knowingly crediy several hundred individuals and entities. it turned Out that in reality citizens are not concluded agreements on loans, and the firm had evidence fiktivnost.
The interior Ministry came to the conclusion that these actions have resulted in a reduction of the Bank’s assets. In the end, he was unable to satisfy the claims of creditors and depositors, and then lost the license and was declared bankrupt. Caused by guide Master Bank damage was eventually estimated at 61 billion rubles according to “Kommersant”, the name Baker appears in dozens of stories where he is called the initiator of the issue of the so-called technical credits.
According to the newspaper, the Baker also demanded to bring to responsibility for especially large frauds (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code), however, the procedural decision of GSU GU Ministry of internal Affairs on this matter is still pending.
Ex-employees of financial institutions the Baker also appeared in the case of illegal banking activity. According to the Central Bank, the volume of doubtful operations of Master Bank, including illegal cashing in of money, for the year reached 200 billion rubles.