Rosnano top-manager takes multimillion bribes, gets arrested
Andrey Gorkov effectively used Rosnano funding to fund the Smolensky Bank whose license was later revoked. Gorkov’s brother moved out 400 million rubles worth of assets while the bank still held its license.
Managing CEO for Investment Activity of Rosnano Andrey Gorkov was arrested in Moscow. The top-manager is suspected of a multimillion fraud.
The top-manager deposited from 460 to 740 million rubles of Rosnano’s money in the Bank between 2011 and 2013 for “payments and cash management,” according to investigators. What Gorkov really did was to fund the Bank.
The Bank’s license was revoked in 2013. It went bankrupt in 2014; Rosnano lost 738 million rubles. It is worth mentioning that Gorkov’s brother moved out 400 million rubles worth of assets “in the form of real estate” while the bank still held its license.
A criminal case was opened against Gorkov for violating article 201, part 2 (Abuse of Authority which has Involved Grave Consequences) of the Russian Criminal Code. Court will soon decide what pre-trial restrictions to impose on him. The investigators are going to insists Gorkov is sent to pre-trial detention facility. Gorkov was arrested after he bought an airplane ticket to another country, according to some reports.
Andrey Gorkov has been working in Rosnano (known as Rosnanotekh prior to 2011) since 2008. He worked as the CFO between 2011 and 2013. Later he became the Managing CEO for Investment Activity.
May we remind you that criminal cases were opened against the Bank management, too. The Russian MIA investigators completed an investigation against Pavel Shytov and 3 Bank top-managers in April. Shytov is the Bank owner who was put on the wanted list. They are accused of moving out more than 600 million rubles from the Bank HQ to their foreign based companies through the Bank Moscow Arm not long before the Bank went bankrupt. They are also accused of deliberately helping it go bankrupt. Court gave former Bank Chair of the Board Anatoly Danilov a 6-year suspended sentence in 2016.
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).