Law enforcement officials detained the former President deprived in 2015 license MAST-Bank Yuri Pirogov on suspicion of illegal cashing in about 9 billion rubles, writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources.
According to the publication, on 6 Dec, Cake was summoned for interrogation to the police Department in the criminal case of cashing in large sums of money. After the investigation, which lasted several hours, the investigator Pirogov has declared that he was detained for two days as a suspect in the crime.
The publication notes that in addition to the recognition of MAST-Bank bankrupt, the regulator during the investigation, observed in the actions of the management of financial organizations signs of fraud in especially large size, abuse of power, deliberate bankruptcy and illegal actions during the bankruptcy. Criminal group, which included more than a dozen people, including leaders of the faculty of journalism, worked for five years from October 2010 to April 2015, according to investigators.
According to investigators, the criminal group, which included top managers of mast-Bank, stole from the Bank a large sum of money under the pretext of delivery of credits to legal entities and individuals. Criminal proceedings began on 27 March 2015 in the grounds of a crime under part 2 of article 172 of the criminal code (“Illegal banking activities”). As consider law enforcement bodies, financial fraud, the defendants carried out through nearly 70 shell companies that had accounts in MAST-Bank.
Earlier, the prosecution in this case had been filed more than ten former employees of the Bank, intermediaries and managers of shell companies. Three of them already convicted, the case against the others was severed, the newspaper said.
In June 2015, the Central Bank of Russia withdrew the license for banking operations in MAST-Bank. The regulator resorted to this measure because of default by Bank of Federal laws regulating Bank activity, as well as repeated violations within one year of the requirements stipulated by the law on the laundering of proceeds of crime.
September 27, was arrested ex-the Chairman of the Board of MAST-Bank Alexander Chemetov. The main investigation Department of the TFR opened a criminal case against Shemetova on the fact of theft of funds from MAST-Bank. Such a decision, the investigators took after law enforcement officers asked the representatives of the Central Bank. The appeal of the regulator was sent to the interior Ministry and the TFR in September 2015, two months after the revocation of the MAST-Bank.
In addition Chemetov the defendant in the case on embezzlement and misappropriation of funds is also Natalia Jailobaeva, who previously worked in MAST-Bank, and then became head of credit management of Bank “Arsenal”.