Former deputy of Perm Legislative Assembly convicted in case of embezzlement in Ecoprombank
Two defendants are on the wanted list; the court seized their assets.
Former deputy of the Perm Region’s Legislative Assembly and ex-deputy chairman of the board of Ecoprombank Vladimir Nelyubin received six years and three months in a general regime penal colony for stealing 215 million rubles ($ 3,3 million) from a financial institution and 7 million rubles ($ 108.000) from a depositor, entrepreneur Valentina Zaytseva. In addition, the Leninsky District Court upheld the claim of the Deposit Insurance Agency for the recovery of 200 million rubles ($ 3 million) from the defendant, Kommersant writes.
Nelyubin’s alleged accomplices Igor Kuyda and Sergey Obidin, are being sought, their assets have been seized.
In 2007, Nelyubin acquired a controlling stake in Ecoprombank. From 2011 to 2015, he was a deputy of the Legislative Assembly. On August 18, 2014, the Central Bank revoked Ecoprombank’s license. On February 5, 2018, Nelyubin was detained on suspicion of swindling and released on on 20 million rubles ($ 308.000) bail. The former parliamentarian pleaded innocent.
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