Ex-deputy chairman of Central Bank Sergey Aleksashenko refused to return to Russia

Ex-deputy chairman of Central Bank Sergey Aleksashenko refused to return to Russia
Sergey Aleksashenko

The government employee decided to remain in the USA after he became a defendant in a criminal case over smuggling.

Former Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and ex-deputy chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Aleksashenko said that he would not return to Russia. “There is no smoke without fire,” he told on air of Echo Moskvy radio, adding that it would be better to avoid the danger so far.

According to Aleksashenko, his lawyers do not confirm the message of Moskovsky Komsomolets about initiation of a criminal case against him.

As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier with reference to Moskovsky Komsomolets, Aleksanshenko was detained in Domodedovo in attempt to take out five Soviet awards. Awards were withdrawn, and the government employee was allowed to go to the USA. Later it became known that a criminal case was initiated against the former deputy chairman of the Central Bank by results of the examination under Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Smuggling of Cultural Values).

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