Assets worth over $700,000 seized from former Nota-bank co-owner
MOSCOW, July 25 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has held that assets worth over 46 million rubles (over $700,000) belonging to the former co-owner of Nota-bank Vadim Yerokhin be seized, according to court records.
The court seized a lorry, a Moscow apartment, securities and 9 bars of gold amounting to 14.3 million rubles deposited in Nota-bank.
Earlier, the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) filed a claim to collect 37.3 billion rubles (about $600 million) from nine ex-managers of the financial organization. The defendants are ex-board chairman of the bank Dmitry Yerokhin, ex-financial manager Galina Marchukova and seven other managers.
In December 2015, a criminal case was opened over embezzlement in the bank.
According to investigators, ex-board chairman of the bank Dmitry Yerokhin conspired with the director of the bank’s financial analysis department Galina Marchukova, her sister Larisa and their friend Nonna Mikhay to steal entrusted 350 million rubles. They allegedly transferred the money to accounts of a sham firm they controlled.
This March, Moscow’s Ostankinsky District Court found Dmitry Yerokhin guilty of embezzling more than 2 billion rubles (over $30 million) from the bank. He was sentenced to 8.5 years behind bars and a 2-million-ruble fine ($31,000). Mikhay received 3.5 years in penal colony for incitement to commit the crime.
Another former co-owner of Nota-bank was also charged with embezzlement. The both men pleaded not guilty.
In May the court sentenced Larisa Marchukova to 3 years and 3 months in prison and fined her 700,000 rubles. She was found guilty of aiding and abetting embezzlement. Galina Marchukova received 3 years and 4 months and a 700,000-ruble fine.
On July 22, the Moscow City Court on Monday recalculated sentence given to Larisa Marchukova in accordance with new rules and freed her from custody.
Nota-bank was declared bankrupt in January 2016. Examination of the bank by a temporary manager revealed evidence of deliberate bankruptcy of the financial organization. It was found out that in 2014-2015 direction of the bank manipulated its assets.