Ex-head of bank Sovetsky, who is person of interest in the case of banker Antonov, placed on international wanted list
Earlier, Stanislav Mitrushin was arrested in absentia and placed on the federal wanted list.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia placed the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank Sovetsky, Stanislav Mitrushin, on the international search in the case of fraud.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, the businessman is suspected of committing a crime provided for by part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (fraud on an especially large scale), namely, in the withdrawal of 2 billion rubles ($ 32.127 million) from the bank's accounts. The Tverskoy Court earlier ruled on taking Mitrushin into custody in absentia.
The former head of the bank Sovetsky also appeared in another case – against the founder of Konvers Group, Vladimir Antonov. It is assumed that both of them acted as accomplices: Mitrushin Jr. was in charge of the bank and could give instructions on the allocation of funds, investigators believe.
It is noteworthy that the scheme for selling a portfolio of securities that did not have real value to the bank worked not only with the Sovetsky. According to the sources of the portal, the persons of interest in Antonov’s case managed to implement this scheme in at least ten banks.
It is to be recalled that Antonov himself is now in custody. The businessman, the ex-owner of the British football club Portsmouth, one of the founders of the large financial association Konvers Group, is not officially associated with the bank Sovetsky. The credit organization came under sanation in October 2015. This decision was made in connection with the identification of signs of the bank's unsustainable financial situation which threaten the interests of its creditors, the Central Bank specified.
Preliminary hearings of the case pertaining to embezzlements committed during the construction of notorious Zenit Arena haven’t commenced yet – but the trial of Marat Oganesyan already ceased to be monotonous. The former Deputy Head of the St. Petersburg Municipal Administration has directly hinted at the involvement of his successor – current Vice Governor Albin – in the embezzlement of billions of rubles.