The former head of the Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin accused Russia in a multi-billion dollar embezzlement, is excluded from the list of persons in the international wanted list of Interpol. About it “Interfax” said a source familiar with the situation.
“Its data is removed from the wanted list with the “red area” [the requirement of immediate arrest] in the context of granting a political asylum in the UK,” he said.
According to the interlocutor of Agency, the banker was in the international wanted list of Interpol since August 2011, however, after the British authorities granted him refugee status, the international organization asked the lawyers Borodin. They petitioned for his removal from an international wanted list as persecuted on political grounds.
The source noted that the Russian side, in turn, is trying to overturn the decision of Interpol. “Dossier Borodin is considered in the list of other Russians, the investigation of which also terminated on the basis that their allegedly criminal prosecution is of a political nature”, — he explained.
Borodin became the figurant of criminal case in Russia in 2010, when he and his Deputy Dmitry Akulinin were accused of fraud. According to the investigation, with the complicity of the President of JSC “Kuznetsky most development” Boris Shemyakin and General Director of ZAO “Premier estate” Svetlana Timonino they stole of 12.76 billion rubles from the city budget. The injured party recognized by the Bank of Moscow. In November 2011, the banker and his Deputy were declared in the international search. In the same year, Borodin has left Moscow and went to London.
Later the investigative Department of the Ministry of interior increased the amount of damage on the case of plunders from Bank of Moscow from 13 billion to 62 billion rubles, and in February 2016, “Kommersant” with reference to informed sources reported that the damage in the case of embezzlement of Bank of Moscow amounted to more than 150 billion rubles.
In November 2013, Borodin and Akulinin were charged with money laundering received in a criminal way (part 4 of article 174.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE). In July 2014 he was charged in misappropriation and embezzlement committed by an organized group, in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code).
In April 2016, the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika reported that the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia has initiated consultations with Interpol on the resumption of the international investigation 13 people, including Borodin.
Yesterday, 12 may, “Kommersant” reported that the Tver district court arrested the estate of Park Place with the castle in Oxfordshire, owned by the former head of the Bank of Moscow. The court considered that the Bank of Moscow with the help of the estate can expect to repay at least part of inflicted on him by the former President of damage.
On the same day, Russian Prosecutor General’s office reported that together with the castle in England Borodin has also arrested an apartment in Riga. According to authorities, it is a “luxury apartment cost about €680 thousand.