Bulgaria: Russian woman detained on accusation of swindling
Court of Bourgas is expected to consider the arrest and extradition of the 42-year-old woman in the coming days.
42-year-old citizen of Russia has been detained in Bulgaria’s Bourgas, reports TASS with reference to the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in Varna. Russian law enforcement authorities had been searching for the woman through Interpol in a case into swindling on an especially large scale (item 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Court of Bourgas is reported to consider the arrest and extradition of the 42-year-old woman in the coming days.
According to Bulgarian media, the woman and her husband had been living in a village of Kosharitsa near Bourgas over the past year and a half and owned a souvenir store in a seaside resort of Sveti Vlas.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?