Swiss assets of fugitive banker Pugachev are frozen
The Swiss authorities have decided to freeze the assets of the former Head of the Mezhprombank (International Industrial Bank) Sergei Pugachev.
All assets of the former Senator and the Founder of the Mezhprombank Sergey Pugachev were frozen. The representative of the Swiss Prosecutor's Office Henri Della Kazu explained that this step was taken after consideration of Russia's request for legal assistance to the fugitive banker. Which assets are at stake and what their approximate price is he does not specified. Pugachev's lawyers did not comment on the decision of the Swiss authorities.
In May this year other assets of the former senator were arrested, in particular, in France, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands. General claims to the banker in the case of the Mezhprombank is about 75 billion rubles.
Attorney Dmitry Yakubovskiy got his nickname (General Dima) in the 1990s, when at age 28 he nearly became a General. Then he led the commission of the USSR Ministry of Defense in the Western Group of Forces in Germany. As a lawyer, he defended the interests of Solntsevskaya gang entrepreneurs Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) and Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), and today he is considered one of the richest people in Switzerland with a fortune of about $1 billion.