Сourt convicted Trust bank former top managers of embezzling $254 million

Сourt convicted Trust bank former top managers of embezzling $254 million
Oleg Dikusar and Evgeny Romakov Photo: Sergey Fadeichev / TASS

The punishment will be announced after the compilation and analysis of evidence. Defendants in the case categorically deny guilt in embezzlement.

The Basmanny Court of Moscow found former top managers of the National Bank (NB) Trust Oleg Dikusar and Evgeny Romakov guilty on charges of multi-billion rubles embezzlement, Interfax reports.

The verdict of the court stated that ex-head of the bank's treasury management Dikusar and financial director of Trust Romakov are found guilty of Embezzlement (Art. 160 of the Criminal Code). However, Romakov is charged with one episode of crime, whereas Dikusar is charged with three as a member of the organized crime group. Meanwhile, defendants deny their guilt.

Earlier, the Prosecutor's Office asked to sentence accused to the real terms, appointing Dikusar 7.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony, Romakov - 5.5 years of imprisonment.

The punishment will be announced after the compilation and analysis of evidence.

The investigation proved that in 2012-2014 the defendants disbursed fictitious loans to organizations registered on the territory of Cyprus. Trust means frittered away in the interests of shareholders of the bank, who are currently being sought. Thus, defendants caused damage totaling 9.9 billion rubles ($172.245.300). In addition, Dikusar was involved in the alienation of securities of the credit organization on the total amount of 4.6 billion rubles ($80.034.000).

Meanwhile, the injured party, representatives of the Trust bank, filed a civil claim for damages to 7.11 billion rubles ($123.530.000) and $243 million.

As the CrimeRussia previously reported, Romakov and Dikusar acted in the interests of co-owner of Trust Ilya Yurov and former members of the bank’s Board of Directors Nikolay Fetisov and Sergey Belyaev, who are on the run. The Moscow MIA MID charges shareholders of the credit institution in the multibillion-ruble withdrawal of the bank’s assets. The size of the hole in the bank's balance sheet, which passes sanitation, is amounted to 114 billion rubles ($1.983.429.700).

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