The former owner of Bank VEFK Alexander Gitelson declared the Federal wanted list on new criminal case about plunder more than 20 billion rubles.
Earlier Gitelson was sentenced in two criminal cases: about the appropriation of about 1.8 billion rubles from the budget of Leningrad region and embezzlement Deputy Muzykaev. The aggregate sentence was 5 years and 2 months. Ex-banker was released may 19, 2017.
«On July 11, 2017 Gitelson was summoned to the investigating authorities to charge and run his participation in other investigative actions. However, Gitelson did not come, therefore, at the present time, he declared the Federal wanted list» – quotes the Agency «Interfax» the press service of the GSM TFR in St. Petersburg.
«According to investigators, Gitelson from March 2007 to October 2008, occupying the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC «Bank VEFK», acting together with the Deputy Chairman of the Board Ivan Bibinov, committed embezzlement of funds of the Bank in the amount of 20 billion rubles under the pretext of providing loans itself controlled by companies», – stated in the message.
In 2010 Gitelson left Russia. He was hiding in Cyprus, Slovakia and Serbia, and then moved to Austria, where he was arrested in April 2013. In December of the same year, the Austrian authorities extradited him to Russia.