Head of Sberbank Security Service in Buryatia arrested for disobedience to FSB
On September 28, the Federal Security Service Directorate for Buryatia held operative and search activities “Inspection of premises, buildings, and structures” in Sberbank branch building No. 8601 by order of the Federal Security Service Directorate.
On September 28, the Federal Security Service Directorate for Buryatia held operational and search activities “Inspection of premises, buildings, and structures” in Sberbank branch building No. 8601 by order of the Federal Security Service Directorate.
Their purpose was to find and seize documents related to the current business activities of Sberbank branch No. 8601 (Sberbank of Russia PJSC).
However, by order of the Head of Sberbank branch No. 8601 Security Management Gennadiy Egorov, born in 1956, authorized bank employees refused to comply with the legal requirements of the Federal Security Service Directorate officers and provide the requested documents.
Documents of interest to security forces did not contain information relating to the subject of banking secrecy in accordance with the law “On banks and banking activity.” That is, they were not related to the economic activity, and did not contain information about bank clients and cash flows.
September 30, Gennady Egorov refused to be present during the arrangement of report on administrative offense by officers of the Federal Security Service Directorate for Buryatia. He left the office room No. 2 in Sberbank of Russia PJSC Security Service building at the Buryatia Sberbank branch No. 8601, saying “Meeting adjourned. You may go now.”
Later he was found in the office of the Deputy Governor of Sberbank branch No. 8601 on 3, Tereshkova Street, letter b. A report of administrative offence was drawn up; its copy was submitted to Egorov.
Administrative offence case has been initiated with regard to refusal to fulfill legitimate demands of the Federal Security Service Directorate officers under “Disobedience of a lawful order or demand of a Federal Security Service officer in connection with the performance of one’s duties, as well as impeding the execution of one’s duties.”
October 1, the Oktyabrsky District Court of Ulan-Ude imposed a guilty verdict on Egorov. He was fined 3 thousand rubles. The Head of Buryatia Sberbank Security Service was given 5 days’ administrative detention for illegal refusal to participate in drawing up a report.
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).