Russia managed to arrest four villas and yachts of the ex-banker Pugachev


Thursday, may 12, ASV (the bankruptcy Manager of Mezhprombank) issued a release in which it reported that Pugachev’s assets imposed interim measures, in particular on a 47-foot yacht DB9 production company Palmer Johnson, registered in the Cayman Islands, and French Villa: Chateau de Garo, Villa “Anna”, the Chalet “Valberg”, as well as Villa No. 40, located in Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat.

Assets arrested by the courts for the place of their location. DIA has secured the arrest in the attraction of Pugacheva to vicarious liability for the obligations of Mezhprombanka in the amount of 75.6 billion rubles. the Appropriate definition of Arbitration court of Moscow ruled in April 2015.

The release said that all complaints Pugachev on this judicial act were rejected by higher authorities, and in February 2016, the Russian judicial act has been recognized and enforced in England and Wales the decision of the High court of justice, allowing the ASV to begin to foreclose on the assets of Pugachev, in the UK.

The purpose of the seizure of assets — replenishment of the bankruptcy estate of Mezhprombank and satisfaction of claims of creditors, as noted in the release.

In February of this year, the High court of justice of England and Wales acknowledged Pugacheva guilty of 12 cases of contempt of court. “In particular, the judge found the guilt of Pugachev in making false statements under oath, failure to comply with disclosure requirements of assets, withdrawal of assets in violation of court orders, as well as that of Pugachev illegally left the jurisdiction of England and Wales”, — stated in the message of ASV. A few days later, the English court sentenced a former Senator to two years in prison for selling cars, Rolls-Royce and Bentley and the output received for their money.

In June 2015, Pugachev moved from the UK to France in violation of the order of the High court, whereby he was forbidden to leave the jurisdiction, and all his passports and other documents were to be handed over. Pugachev claims that violated a ban on travel from Britain, fearing for his life. For what Pugachev left the jurisdiction of England and Wales, ex-banker received 21 days imprisonment.

Sergei Pugachev was the main beneficiary of Mezhprombank, which in October 2010 was stripped of his license, and later went bankrupt. After that, the Central Bank, the main creditor Bank secured assets controlled by Pugachev’s United industrial Corporation.

In the fall of 2013 against Pugachev, who had left by that time, Russia, had brought the first criminal case. According to investigators, he stole 28 billion rubles, which the Bank of Russia to Mezhprombank identified as unsecured loans.

Pugachev was later brought new charges. As has established a consequence, in 2009 Mezhprombank issued 120 credits controlled organizations in the amount of 64 billion rubles. Loans were secured by 100% of the shares of a Cypriot company OPK Mining Limited, owned by the Yenisei industrial Corporation. Later, the Ministry terminated the contracts of pledge were thereby deprived of Mezhprombank ability to foreclose on the Cyprus asset.

Pugachev in the autumn of last year has submitted to Russia the claim to $10 billion. the document went to the Permanent court of arbitration in the Hague. Pugachev called illegally seized the shipyard, the Yenisei industrial company project on red square “Kremlin” (the address: Red square, 5, was supposed to build a luxury hotel) and land in the Moscow region.