On June 20, the Moscow Arbitration Court satisfied Alfa-Bank’s claim to eight related to the former owner of Ugra Bank Alexey Hotin for 16.8 billion rubles, according to a file of arbitration cases. The text of the claim in it is not, but published a court decision. It says that the defendants - they own shopping and entertainment centers Filion and Cheryomushki, as well as the three office complexes Agata, Center-T and Cherry Tower are obliged to pay the bank $ 262 million of overdue debt and a penalty of $ 9 , 5 million. The court is considering two more claims of Alfa-Bank against the structures of Hotin for a total amount of 23.3 billion rubles.
After the Central Bank revoked the license from Ugra in July 2017, Alfa-Bank almost immediately went to court with a demand to pay off the debt ahead of schedule. It was estimated by the bank to be almost $ 700 million. Then the parties entered into a settlement agreement: the Khotin structures pledged to repay the debt in accordance with the schedule, and Alfa-Bank had to stop all judicial actions. But in May of this year, Alfa-Bank filed five lawsuits against the Meshchansky District Court against Khotin and a number of its companies - they concerned the collection of sums on loans or surety agreements. The bank explained this by protecting the interests of investors, but as it turned out later, the borrower violated the terms of the amicable agreement several times. Bank claims to Khotin were associated with the situation around the bank "Ugra". “In the settlement agreement we concluded, some covenants were also associated with Ugra,” said RBC Chairman of the Board of Alfa-Bank Alexei Sokolov. “Then, when all these events [Khotin's arrest] occurred, the covenants began to break, and we began to act.”
The collapse of "Ugra" has become the largest insured event in the modern history of Russia with payment of over 170 billion rubles to investors. 98% of all loans (about 240 billion rubles) of the bank were used to finance the business of its owner in the field of commercial real estate and oil production, DIA reported. Commenting on the revocation of the license from “Ugra”, the chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina noted that the owners of “Ugra” created a “pocket” bank to finance their projects. Almost two years after the revocation of the license, in April 2019, Hotin was detained and placed under house arrest. A criminal case has been filed: he is charged with waste of 7.5 billion rubles. In the same case, the former directors and president of Ugra Bank Dmitry Shilyayev and Alexey Nefedov were placed under house arrest.
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