7 criminal cases initiated against Econombank former leadership

7 criminal cases initiated against Econombank former leadership
Matvey Suslov

The son of the bank's founder Matvey Suslov and his accomplices withdrew money and assets from the bank for several years.⁠

Investigative bodies of the Saratov region are investigating seven criminal cases on the thefts committed by the former management of EconomBank JSC, Kommersant reports.

According to the edition, a multi-stage criminal scheme, the purpose of which was the criminal enrichment of its participants, was implemented.

For several years, top managers of the bank, led by son of founder of the joint-stock company Alexander Suslov Matvey Suslov, withdrew money, real estate and securities from the bank, while simultaneously raising deposits from clients.

On April 20, 2017, Matvey Suslov and three of his accomplices were detained. They were charged with the part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code Swindling. The court elected a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.

At present, the officers of the ICR find out the full structure of the criminal group, which could include not only bankers and entrepreneurs, but patrons from regulators and law enforcement agencies that covered the machinations of the top managers of the bank. The investigation also inquired whether former head of the bank's management and his actual owner Alexander Suslov knew about the son's machinations.

In 2010, the Urals Metcombank PJSC became a new investor in the Saratov bank and launched the process of its reorganization, thanks to which the bank is still engaged in financial activities.

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