Russia has asked France to extradite the “Kremlin’s banker” Sergei Pugachev

Russia asks France to extradite ex-President of Mezhprombank Sergey Pugachev, who is accused of embezzlement in especially large size. About this “Interfax” the official representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy.

“Today, on March 2, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Sahak Karapetyan sent to the Ministry of justice of the French Republic a request for extradition for bringing to criminal liability of the former owner of the International industrial Bank Sergei Pugachev,” — said the Colonel.

The Colonel recalled that earlier, in may 2015, the Prosecutor General’s office sent the extradition request of former Senator the British authorities. “However, Pugachev, without waiting for the decision of the British side on this request, despite the availability of an injunction to leave the territory of that state, has disappeared,” said Kurennoy.

In October 2010, led by Pugachev of Mezhprombank revoked license. The Central Bank said that the Bank led the risky policy and provided false statements. After a month of Mezhprombank was declared bankrupt. Soon Pugacheva has deprived the status of a Senator with the words “for careless performance of his duties”, after which he left Russia and settled in nice.

In 2013, against Pugachev were prosecuted for misappropriation and embezzlement in especially large size. According to investigators, in 2008-2009 organized group that included Pugachev, as well as Chairman of the Executive Directorate of Mezhprombank Alexander Didenko and General Director of JSC “OPK development” Dmitry Amunts, stole more than 28 billion rubles belonging to the Bank. In 2015, the Investigative Committee has brought Pugachev on one case is about abuse of authority in the issuance of Mezhprombank non-performing loans is 64 billion rubles. as a result, the amount of claims against Pugachev was about 100 billion rubles.

In 2008, Forbes magazine estimated the fortune of Sergei Pugachev, nicknamed by the press the “Kremlin’s banker”, in a $2 billion industry in Mezhprombank and United industrial Corporation he owned shares in the “Severnaya Verf”, Baltiysky Zavod, TSKB “iceberg”, the Sukhoi design Bureau. UIC owned the estate in Moscow, Moscow region and Kuban, the license to the elegestskoye coal Deposit.