Vneshprombank co-owner George Bidjamov, declared in the international search, had left Monaco and moved to London, said Monday by Forbes, citing four sources among the creditors of the Bank.
One of them noted that Bidjamov gave recognizance not to leave from Monaco. The representative Begimova declined to comment.
George Begimova belongs to the 22,91% of the company “Promstroyproject”, which owns a 3.2% stake in Vneshprombank. Vneshprombank was among the 40 largest credit institutions of Russia, but at the end of 2015 encountered problems and was disabled from system of Bank electronic urgent payments (BESP). In December 2015, the Central Bank has appointed the Bank a temporary administration. Shortly thereafter, the President and co-owner of Russia Larisa Markus, owns 7,5% of the Bank directly and 23,53% of shares of “Promstroyproekt” was arrested on suspicion in swindle in especially large size. In January, the regulator has deprived Russia of the license, stating that the hole in the Bank has exceeded 210 billion rubles In March, the court declared the credit institution bankrupt.
Bejanov after the arrest of Marcus stopped communicating. Forbes, citing sources wrote that the co-owner of Vneshprombank moved to Monaco and may ask for political asylum in a European country. That Bidjamov may be in Monaco, also wrote the New York Times. The newspaper called Begimova the owner of a wine bar, Wine Palace, located near the waterfront of albert the First in Monte Carlo.
In March, George Begimova arrested in absentia in Russia in the case of the withdrawal of the Bank’s assets and declared in the international search. In April, a shareholder of Russia was detained in Monaco. In may, the Russian General Prosecutor’s office sent to Monaco for giving Begimova. The source said that in the request, the Agency ensured that in the jail of Bidjamov will be held in conditions that meet world standards.
Bidjamov thought his prosecution was politically motivated, said his lawyer Sergei Belchic. In June, a source close to one of the creditors of Russia, said that the court of Monaco decided to release Begimova from custody. The representative of the court of Monaco confirmed this, adding that Bidjamov is subject to judicial control. To disclose the amount of the Deposit, he refused.