Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank: MIA did nothing on Kekhman’s case
The banks appealed to the Head of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation.
Raiffeisenbank and Sberbank appealed to Head of the Prosecutor General's Office Yuri Chaika claiming the Ministry of Internal Affairs did nothing on the case against JFC CEO Vladimir Kekhman. The credit institutions said that although the case had been initiated more than five years ago, the perpetrators were not held accountable and did not reimburse the damage, reported RBC.
At the moment, Vladimir Kekhman is the head of Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater, and before that, he had headed JFC group of companies that had been the number one fruit importer in Russia until 2012. However, in 2015 the company went broke and was declared bankrupt.
JFC bankruptcy resulted in a serious damage that the company’s creditors, Raiffeisenbank and Sberbank, had to suffer. The credit organizations were recognized as victims in the case with Vladimir Kekhman and two JFC top-managers, Andrei Afanasyev and Yulia Zakharova, as the defendants. The appeal claims that the suspects committed a theft of funds between 2010 and 2011. The total damage from 15 criminal incidents is estimated at 20.3 billion rubles ($358.9m).
Also, Raiffeisenbank asked the prosecutor's office to stop the "illegal and unreasonable inaction" of the MIA investigative department, as it deprives the victims of their right to justice and compensation of damage.
Earlier, Sberbank had sent a similar appeal.
Kekhman's proposals to restructure the debt were rejected by both the creditors and the Supreme Court. Since last August, the businessman’s property has been on sale. According to the credit organizations, the entrepreneur owes 4.3 billion rubles ($76m) to Sberbank, and more than 420 million rubles ($7.4m) to Raiffeisenbank.
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