Fake Central Bank employee promised not to revoke Agrosoyuz’s license for several mln euros
Security officers arrested the swindler when he was receiving the first tranche of a bribe of 1 million euros.
In Moscow, FSB officers have detained the former Deputy Chairman of Mezhdunarodny Bank Razvitiya (International Bank of Development) Commercial Bank Ildar Klebleev. Posing as the Deputy Head of the CBR Banking Supervision, he demanded 1 million euros from Agrosoyuz Bank's management.
According to Rosbalt, Klebleev had a forged document confirming his employment in the Central Bank. When meeting with Agrosoyuz representatives, the swindler informed them that an inspection would be carried out in their bank in a short time, by which results the financial institution’s license would be revoked. Klebleev has gained the confidence of bankers, showing his awareness of all actions of the Bank of Russia in relation to Agrosoyuz, as well as demonstrating secret documentation. Despite the fake Central Bank employee’s credibility, bankers have doubted Klebleev’s capability to influence the situation. Agrosoyuz management has turned to FSB, so all further actions took place under the supervision of operatives. Security officers arrested Klebleev when he was receiving the first tranche of a bribe of 1 million euros.
A criminal case under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling) has been initiated against Ildar Klebleev. Security officials do not rule out that the detainee had accomplices, in particular, among Central Bank employees, who would provide him with information and documents. It should be noted that the fake document used by the so-called top manager turned out to be a pass to the Bank of Russia in the name of a current employee with a new photograph stuck over that of the previous owner.
The Klebleevs family had previously come to the attention of the law enforcement officers. Ildar’s father Rustam Klebleev used to be chairman of the Mezhdunarodny Bank Razvitiya’s board. Investigators believe that in 2010, after his dismissal from the bank, Klebleev Sr. created a crime group which included officials and businessmen, whose identity is still unknown. The group decided to sell an office center on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow belonging to bank owners. The swindlers forged the documents and began looking for buyers. One of the operatives under the guise of a potential customer proposed to pay 15 million dollars for the building. Crime group members were detained when receiving an advance payment.
Rustam Klebleev in the courtroom, December 2011. Photo: Dmitry Lekay, Kommersant
The Main Investigations Directorate of the MIA General Administration in Moscow charged Head of Coordination Department of the Economic Policy Complex of Moscow Sergey Grekov, the Head of Spektr Real Estate Company Timur Archakov and Rustam Klebleev under Articles 30 and 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling). We shall note that Ildar Klebleev had also been a defendant in the case, but no charges have been filed against him. As a result, in 2011, Grekov was sentenced to 3 years in prison, and Rustam Klebleev – to 2.5 years in colony; Archakov had managed to avoid punishment, and was declared wanted. In November 2012, the court sentenced Archakov in absentia to four years and six months in prison for attempted swindling.
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