Moscow. May 13. The former head of Bank of Moscow Andrey Borodin, accused of multibillion-dollar embezzlement in the Russian Federation that are excluded from the Interpol list of persons wanted internationally, as pursued for political reasons, said a source familiar with the situation.
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“Its data is removed from the wanted list with the “red corner” (the requirement of immediate arrest) in connection with granting him political asylum in the UK”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, Borodin was in the international wanted list and the Interpol database in August 2011. “After the British authorities granted him refugee status, lawyers of ex-banker turned to international police organization with a request to relieve him of the international investigation as persecuted on political grounds”, – said the source.
According to him, in this regard, the Russian side is taking steps to overturn this decision of the 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”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
At the end of 2010 the Investigatory Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation filed a case against the former President of Bank of Moscow Borodin and his Deputy Dmitry Akulinin. They were accused of fraud with funds from the city budget on 12,76 billion roubles through a loan of ZAO “Premier estate”, issued by the Bank of Moscow.
According to investigators, the former top managers “with the complicity of the President of JSC “Kuznetsky most development” Boris Shemyakin and General Director of ZAO “Premier estate” Svetlana Timonino by swindle have stolen more than 12,5 billion rubles belonging for their organization.”
Borodin and Akulinin were put on the international wanted list, and then in absentia arrested by the decision of the Tver court of Moscow. Shemyakin in September 2011 was elected a measure of restraint in the form of pledge, after which, according to investigators, he left the territory of the Russian Federation.