MOSCOW, February 5 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has scheduled a claim filed by the Russian Credit bank seeking to include a debt of ex-head of the banking group Anatoly Motylev worth nearly 33.3 billion rubles ($508 million at the current exchange rate) in the creditors’ list for March 11, according to court records.
Earlier, the hearing of the application was suspended until the lapse of an appeal window in another case concerning recovery of 33.29 billion rubles from Motylev.
Last April, Motylev filed an appeal with the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals against the ruling that initiated a property sale procedure.
In February 2018, the Moscow Commercial Court declared Motylev bankrupt.
In January 2018, the court granted claims filed by two companies and a number of persons asking to include 15 billion rubles (about $229 million) in creditors’ demands list against Motylev.
On February 6, 2017, the court initiated debt restructuring process against Motylev on the request of Flowery Development Limited. The businessman owes the company 974 million rubles ($15 million).
On July 22, 2016, Flowery Development filed the bankruptcy claim against Motylev but it was not reviewed by the court because of lack of provided evidence. The court accepted the claim after all violations were lifted.
Motylev is the former owner of several Russian banks including Russian credit, M-Bank and Tulsky Industrialist. In the summer of 2015, the Central Bank of Russia withdrew the licenses of those banks. All four banks were declared bankrupt.
According to business media, Motylev is a defendant in a large-scale fraud case reportedly related to alleged embezzlement at M-Bank. In May 2016, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow seized Motylev’s property including land plots and apartments in the Moscow Region.