Deputy Chairman of Tatfondbank declared wanted

Deputy Chairman of Tatfondbank declared wanted
Sergey Meshchanov

As reported on the website of Republic's internal affairs bodies, the MIA Main Investigations Directorate for Tatarstan has declared Deputy Chairman of Tatfondbank public company Sergey Meshchanov wanted.

Meshchanov is wanted as part of the investigation into the fraudulent actions of TFB Finance IC LLC.

Earlier, on February 10, the court selected a preventive measure in the form of arrest until April 2 for another Deputy Chairman of Tatfondbank Vadim Merzlyakov. The day before, Chief of TFB Finance’s Customer Operations in the securities market Rustam Timerbaev was taken into custody, and the other day Director of TFB Finance Investment Company Timur Valshin and Head of the bank's Customer Service Ilnar Abdulmanov were arrested for two months.

The criminal case under Swindling commitеed on an especially large scale of the Russian Criminal Code against Tatfondbank's mangers was initiated after the police began receiving applications from depositors, who accused TFB Finance IC of embezzling their savings by the forcible transfer to the status of TFB Finance IC's clients. According to preliminary estimates as part of the criminal case, the damage caused to victims is more than 1.5 million dollars (90 million rubles).

December 15, the Central Bank of Russia introduced a three-month moratorium on satisfaction of bank creditors’ requirements and handed the interim administration of bank management to Deposit Insurance Agency for a period of six months.  

It is worth noting that the Central Bank’s decision has caused a crisis in the banking sector of Tatarstan, since Tatfondbank is also associated with such banks as Sovetsky, Timer Bank, Tatagroprombank, and Radiotekhbank.

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