Court seizes property of former State Duma deputy Varshavsky

Court seizes property of former State Duma deputy Varshavsky
Vadim Varshavsky

The total amount of the seized property is 13.9 billion rubles ($ 240 million).

The Kemerovo Region Commercial Court seized the property of the company and a number of individuals who controlled Gurievsky Metallurgichesky Zavod OJSC (Gurievsky Metallurgic Plant), for which the metal plant’s bankruptcy manager Sergey Rogov petitioned, Interfax reported with reference to the hearing materials.

According to the materials, the total amount of the seized property is 13.9 billion rubles. It is specified that the court did not establish the shares of the seized items, since the persons of interest were brought to joint responsibility.

Vadim Varshavsky, who owned Estar holding, which formerly included GMZ, Vladimir Yaskin, as well as Leonid Sergeyev and Vladimir Dvorianchinkov, who headed the GMZ, are among the individuals whose property was seized. Moreover, the management company of GMZ in 2010-2011, NK Invest LLC was also brought to responsibility.

The court ruled on this security upon the request of the bankruptcy creditors of GMZ. Rogov, in turn, demanded that to seize property worth 16.9 billion rubles ($ 248 million). However, the court did not grant the petition in full.

It is noted that at the moment the terms and conditions for the implementation of the court ruling are worked out.

Former State Duma deputy Vadim Varshavsky was detained in the case of embezzlement of 2.5 billion rubles ($ 36,7 million) from the bank Petrocommerts. In 2012, the bank issued Zlatoustovsky Metallurgichesky Zavod (Zlatoust Metallurgical Plant), which was part of Varshavsky’s Estar group, a loan that was not returned. In December 2016, Varshavsky’s office was raided by security forces.

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