Co-owner of Ulmart online store sent under house arrest
Dmitry Kostygin is accused of swindle with credit in Sberbank.
The court has sent co-owner of the online retailer Ulmart Dmitry Kostygin under house arrest till December 9. Earlier the Investigative Committee incriminated him swindle with credit in Sberbank for 1 billion rubles ($17 million).
According to the investigators, Kostygin, heading the board of directors of Ulmart, provided false information on financial state of the company to Sberbank. Law enforcement authorities are sure that Kostygin when borrowing 1 billion rubles ($17 million), did not intend to fulfil his obligations to pay it back.
In particular, as RBC reports with reference to a source in Sberbank, at the time of opening of the credit line, Kostygin and some other heads, studied possible options of the bankruptcy of Ulmart.
It is noted that proceedings are initiated under part 4 of Art. 159.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Swindling in the sphere of crediting). As a result, Sberbank demands from the company 1 billion rubles ($17 million) and 1.43 billion rubles ($24 million) as a debt.
Kostygin does not admit his guilt, saying that the situation is “unpleasant”, and “during the crisis or a storm – the main thing is not to panic”.
“I do not see my fault, therefore, I do not worry especially”, he told New-Retail.ru.
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