Exporter of diamonds lost 10 billion rubles because of accounts in a collapsed Bank


The company “almazuvelirexport”, which is engaged in the acquisition, evaluation, certification and implementation of diamonds on the domestic and foreign markets, lost 10 billion rubles because of late closed Bank accounts, which the Central Bank revoked the license. This was announced by Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Buksman, reports RBC. However, he did not name the Bank in question.

Buksman added that for the same reason RUB 4 billion lost the General Directorate for servicing the diplomatic corps at the foreign Ministry.

In 2016, the name of FGUP “almazuvelirexport” already appeared in connection with the collapsed Bank. In may last year, a former top Manager of “Almazuvelirexport” Victor Afonin and his brother were arrested on suspicion of embezzlement of RUB 530 million and $9.5 million for the International joint-stock Bank (MAB). The Bank lost its license in February 2016 in connection with the complete loss of capital. A share of 68% of it was owned by Mikhail Slipenchuk (at the time head of the Duma Committee on natural resources, environment and ecology; its shares were in trust management of the IFC “Metropol”). Then it was reported that Viktor and Boris Afonin from 2007 to 2011 using Boris Afonin-controlled firms, concluded with MAB credit agreements under the guarantee of Deposit “Almazuvelirexport” with a volume of 8 billion rubles These funds were placed in the account at Mabe. Obtained loan funds, according to investigators, was transferred to the accounts of fictitious legal entities and were abducted.

In August, the Investigative Committee said that Viktor Afonin influenced the employees of Maba for the purpose of plunder of means of “Almazuvelirexport” from the company accounts in Mabe. The total damage from the actions Atoning for the Russian budget was estimated by the Investigating Committee 6 billion.

However, as wrote “Kommersant” Victor Afonin, who was the acting head of the “Almazuvelirexport” has not complied with the orders of the Ministry of Finance on the transfer of funds “Almazuvelirexport” in a more sustainable Bank.

“Almazuvelirexport” previously owned share in the LLC “Investment financial company “Metropol” the CEO which in the years 1995-2011 was Mikhail Slipenchuk. In 2001, fulfilling the order of the government, Federal state unitary enterprise went among the co-owners IFK “Metropol”

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