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A British court issued a warrant for the arrest of businessman Sergei Pugachev – «Putin’s banker»

This Thursday the High court of justice of England and Wales issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian businessman Sergey Pugachev, the founder of Mezhprombank, accused of contempt of court.

About it writes on Thursday, December 3, RNS news Agency with reference to Agency on insurance of contributions (ASV).

«In its decision of November 17, 2015 judge Norris highlighted the importance of personal presence of the accused at the hearings of contempt of court. However, despite the warning of the judge, S. V. Pugachev has not provided the required obligation of personal presence in a set amount of time (16:30 on 30 November 2015,» – said the press service of the DIA.

In a note it is reported that at the end of June 2015 Pugachev, in violation of the order of the High court, left the UK and went to France.

Recall that Pugachev, a former member of the Federation Council, which received once nicknamed «Putin’s banker», and now the suspect in Russia in the illegal withdrawal of funds of Mezhprombank, has filed in the arbitration court in the Hague a lawsuit against Russia at $ 12 billion.

Mezhprombank lost the license and was declared bankrupt in late 2010 and in January 2011 was prosecuted. The consequence qualified actions are not installed at the time of Bank executives on criminal charges of «misconduct in bankruptcy and deliberate bankruptcy».

Total Mezhprombank received from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation more than 40 billion rubles, and did not return 30 billion.

Russian authorities accuse Sergei Pugachev for embezzlement and embezzlement 28 billion rubles of clients of Mezhprombank, as well as in abuse of authority when issuing non-performing loans by 68 billion rubles. The Agency for Deposit insurance (DIA), the bankruptcy Manager of Mezhprombank, accuses Pugachev of premeditated bankruptcy of the Bank and requires a refund.

In 2011, ex-Senator fled Russia in December 2013 was declared in the international search. With July 2014 in the High court of London is the legal process at the suit of the Deposit insurance Agency, which appealed to a London court for the arrest of the banker’s assets worldwide worth about 1.2 billion pounds. The court authorized the seizure of assets of ex-banker.

In January 2015, the Prosecutor General’s office sent the UK the documents on extradition of the banker. In March Pugachev was forbidden to leave the borders of England and Wales, was also ordered to surrender all passports, including French.

A British court issued a warrant for the arrest of businessman Sergei Pugachev – «Putin’s banker» 04.12.2015

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