Fugitive ex-Deputy Mitrofanov lost apartment worth $1.5m

Fugitive ex-Deputy Mitrofanov lost apartment worth $1.5m
Aleksei Mitrofanov, former State Duma deputy and defendant in a criminal case

The ex-parliamentarian’s family failed to repay the mortgage for an elite apartment in downtown Moscow.

The Moscow Khamovniki Court recovered Aleksey Mitrofanov’s $1.5m-worth apartment in favor of UniCredit Bank. According to Life, the financial institution had issued a multimillion-ruble loan in the name of Mitrofanov’s wife Marina Lillevyali. The deputy himself and his 86-year-old mother Zoya Mitrofanova acted as guarantors. Having purchased the elite real estate at Patriarshiye Ponds, the deputy's family was only able to pay 7 million rubles. Once UniCredit Bank saw a long overdue in the loan payments, it filed a lawsuit demanding to recover 81 million rubles, but the court did not satisfy all of the plaintiff's claims and eventually just 79 million rubles was to be collected from the defendant. The court enforced a collection on the apartment located at 27, Bolshoy Kozikhinskiy lane.

As Life wrote, Mitrofanov had another lender that was going to seize the apartment on account of debt repayment: Anna Dergileva, the widow of vodka magnate Oleg Dergilev, who had owned Gorilka chain. The court recently ruled to collect €1.4 million from Mitrofanov for his old debts to Dergilev, but the court officers have not yet had time for the property distress. We should mention that in addition to the Moscow apartment, Mitrofanov has a property in Sosny village in the Odintsovo area of the Moscow region, and a land plot of 50 hectares in the Pskov region. He also has a Mercedes-Benz ML320, a Toyota Land Cruiser 200, a BMW X6, a BMW 750LI and a Volga M-21.

According to The CrimeRussia’s earlier reports, the former State Duma deputy is currently hiding in Croatia. He is accused of extorting $200 thousand from Vyacheslav Zharov, a co-founder of Arktur-Stroi Construction Company. According to the investigation, Zharov had some disagreements with his former business partners that he tried to resolve through court. Rashid Sautiev and the Deputy’s assistant Aleksandr Derevschikov offered their help in court for $200 thousand. Aleksey Mitrofanov was acting as a guarantor during the bribe-giving. Derevschikov and Sautiev have been found guilty of fraud, while the MP is still on the run. However, according to Life, his passport has recently expired, so soon he is expected to show up in Russia.

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