Shipbuilder awaiting extradition has filed a lawsuit to US against Manturov and Chemezov

Shipbuilder awaiting extradition has filed a lawsuit to US against Manturov and Chemezov
Igor Borbot

Rostech called this lawsuit Igor Borbot's attempt to avoid deportation and criminal liability in Russia, where he is suspected of embezzling 4 billion rubles.

Currently under arrest in the United States the former Head of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding Center Igor Borbot, who is pending consideration of deportation to Russia, has filed to the Federal Court of New York a lawsuit against the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

In Russia, Borbot is a suspect of participation in embezzlement of more than 4 billion rubles during the construction of Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoy Kamen.

According to Kommersant, the plaintiff claims he was prosecuted in his homeland because he had previously refused to yield a stake in the company he founded, namely Vladivostok Development, to the defendant.

Respondents in the lawsuit include the Head of Rostech State Corporation Sergey Chemezov, whom Borbot calls a relative of Manturov and the Vice President for Energy, Localization and Innovation in Rosneft Oil Company Andrey Shishkin.

The 49-page statement of claim speaks about defamation, attempted seizure of property, and illegal prosecution of Borbot and his partner Aleksey Boytsov in Russia, which resulted in arrest and detention in the USA.

Let us recall that ICR investigators in the Primorsky region had charged Igor Borbot in absentia with organization of Swindling committed by an organized group on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code). The organized crime group also included the Head of RDS Holding Aleksey Harris and three top managers of the company.

Investigators accused Borbot as the Head of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center in the development of a withdrawal scheme for funds intended for the construction of a shipyard to the companies controlled by him, inclduing several RDS enterprises.

The companies, the representatives of which appear in the lawsuit as defendants, provide no comment on the situation. Only Rostech has reacted to this issue, qualifying the lawsuit as Borbot's attempt to draw public attention using big names and avoid deportation.

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