Former president of Vneshprombank Larisa Markus accused of another crime
Deceived VIP-investors have not got their compensation yet.
Former president of Vneshprombank Larisa Markus has been accused of swindling on an especially large scale (item 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), reports Kommersant with reference to its sources within law enforcement agencies.
Markus, along with former vice-president of the bank Ekaterina Glushakova had earlier been found guilty of theft of more than 113 million rubles ($1.7 million) from 2009 to 2015. Russia’s MIA found out that the women had committed the crime with the help of unidentified accomplices. Several VIP-clients turned out to be among their victims: the bankers used to make withdrawals of enormous amounts of money from their accounts. Larisa Markus and her brother Georgy Bejamov who managed to escape the investigation attracted clients.
In May, 2017, Larisa Markus was sentenced to 8.5 years in colony, and her partner in crime - to 4 years. With that, the Principality of Monaco refused to extradite Bejamov to Russia.
However, deceived VIP-investors who had not got their compensation, demanded that their money be returned and Markus be held accountable. There were grounds for initiating another criminal case - especially taking into consideration the fact that some files related to Bejamov who escaped and other unidentified partners in crimes were separated from the first case. MIA’s investigators have sent a new request for arresting the bank’s former president. The hearing are expected to be carried out on Friday, January 22. For this purpose, Markus is going to be taken to a Moscow-based remand prison - Pechatniki.
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