Owner of Bankirsky Dom wanted on suspicion of embezzling $10m
In March 2016, the Central Bank of Russia revoked the license from a commercial bank.
Owner of the joint-stock company AKB Bankirsky Dom Evgeny Lykov was declared federally wanted on suspicion of embezzling 600 million rubles ($10m) belonging to the bank.
As the press service of the ICR in St. Petersburg informs, Lykov has credited hundreds of millions of rubles to his accounts on the basis of fictitious incoming cash orders. In order to conceal the crime, the owner of Bankirsky Dom issued more than a thousand fictitious contracts for the provision of loans to individuals without their knowledge. In fact, loans were not issued. Those, who obtained loans, can not receive their deposits in the bank.
In July 2017, the suspect was summoned to the ICR Central Board in St. Petersburg for bringing charges against him under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling), but Lykov did not show up. In this regard, the banker was declared federally wanted.
Bankirsky Dom was registered in St. Petersburg in 1994. In March 2016, the Central Bank of Russia revoked its license. The reason for this was the dubious financial activities of the credit institution, as well as the fact that the bank ran out of its own funds. The interim administration identified a shortfall of 1.4 billion rubles ($23.5m) in the institution. The auditors also determined that the value of the bank's assets does not exceed 0.4 billion rubles ($6.7m), while the value of liabilities to creditors is 3.2 billion rubles ($53.7m).
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).