Tatfondbank Head Robert Musin arrested until April 16
The Sovetsky District Court (Republic of Tatarstan capital) arrested Tatfondbank Bank Chairman of the Executive Board Robert Musin for 2 months.
The Court satisfied all the investigation’s requests, according to the Assistant of the Head of the Investigative Department of the Committee in the Republic of Tatarstan Elvira Gazizova as quoted by the RBK Informational Agency. The State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan MP and Tatfondbank Bank Chairman of the Executive Board is going to remain in pre-trial detention facility until April 16.
It is worth mentioning that during the trial, Musin claimed he was not guilty and said he is ready to cooperate with the investigation. Musin pointed out that the work he engaged in after a moratorium was introduced in Tatfondbank “could remedy the situation”.
May we remind you that the criminal case against Tatfondbank Bank Chairman of the Executive Board Robert Musin was opened earlier on the allegation of him having committed swindling on an especially large scale.
Tatfondbank employees filed fraudulent documents to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in end-August, 2016, the investigators suppose. The documents stated Tatfondbank had a high liquidity asset backed by credit agreements with other joint-stock companies. They did so to obtain a loan and later steal money. Tatfondbank obtained a more than 3 billion ruble loan. The money was later transferred to accounts of Tatfondbank’s affiliates.
Tatfondbank Bank Deputy Chairmen of the Executive Board Sergey Meshchanov and Vadim Merzlyaev, TFB Finans Financial Company Director Timur Valshin, and his subordinates Rustam Timerbaev and Ilnar Abdulmanov were also arrested in the framework of the criminal case.
The Central Bank revoked Tatfondbank’s license on March 3. Earlier, a temporary administration worked in the bank. It was represented by employees of the Deposit Insurance Agency and worked since December 15, 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).