Former head of Perm Rosselkhozbank branch arrested for non-performing loans

Former head of Perm Rosselkhozbank branch arrested for non-performing loans
Yakov Demin

Yakov Demin’s apartment is searched.

Former head of the Rosselkhozbank branch in Perm Yakov Demin became a figurant in a criminal case over Abuse of Authority (part 2 of Article 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The court has already arrested the former top manager under the ICR’s petition, Kommersant writes citing sources.

The newspaper's interlocutors told that Demin signed several loan agreements with some local agricultural and manufacturing companies, although he knew that the organization could not return debts.

According to sources of the edition, the leadership of the Rosselkhozbank head office appealed to the Federal Security Service to initiate criminal proceedings. Yakov Demin’s apartment is searched.

Yakov Demin headed the Perm regional branch of Rosselkhozbank in 2008-2012. His resignation was preceded by an internal audit, the results of which served as a reason for the dismissal of the top manager. In particular, non-performing loans were issued under the State Program for the Development of Agriculture and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials, and Foodstuffs for 2008-2012. Damage amounted to at least 250 million rubles ($3.6m).

According to the newspaper, law enforcers intend to give a legal assessment of the actions of persons from the number of owners and managers of companies that received loans.

Earlier, the bank initiated a criminal case against head of Agrosol CJSC Oleg Kovalev. In 2011-2012 his company received four loan agreements worth 365.6 million rubles. As established by the investigation, Kovalev presented false data to the bank; it indicated deliberately inflated rates, as well as data on the availability of collateral. After receiving the money, he directed them not to replenish the company's current assets, as stated in the application, but for other purposes.

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