The Metropolitan Police is investigating the criminal case against Oleg Vlasov, the former chairman of the board of directors of the collapsed Baltika bank and the owner of the APFF, the First Russian Pension Fund, which is under liquidation. The latter kept almost 5 billion rubles. pension savings just in "Baltika", which after the revocation of the license owed creditors almost 13 billion rubles. In parallel with this, the TFR is investigating a criminal case about embezzlement of funds from the bank under the guise of issuing loans, a figurant of which may also be Mr. Vlasov.
The license was withdrawn from NPF PRPF, which held most of the accumulative pensions in the Baltika bank, the Central Bank withdrew in September 2015. Baltika faced problems in just a couple of months, and in November of the same year, it also remained without a license. The grounds for stopping the activities of the pension fund were violations of "with regard to disposing of pension savings". In particular, the regulator found that the depositors' money was placed in mortgage certificates of participation, the value of which was greatly exaggerated. In total, nearly 150 thousand customers remained in the PRSP for 4.8 billion rubles.
The criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud in a particularly large amount) was initially instituted by the GUS of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow against unidentified persons. However, the investigation then concluded that the actual owner and bank manager Oleg Vlasov was involved in the disappearance of money from the APF.
At the same time, he got into the jail on the second attempt: in the beginning, in January 2018, the banker was detained, but the next day he was released. This time for the same reasons Tverskoy district court took Oleg Vlasov in custody. Defense of the accused in fraud appealed to the Moscow City Court, however, to convince the appellate instance that "the investigation has not established and no proven selfish motive and intent" in the actions of Oleg Vlasov, the lawyers failed. They did not help to get a transfer to house arrest and mention that the accused "appeared on the first request of the investigative authorities, repeatedly gave evidence" and has no intention to abscond or otherwise obstruct the investigation.
Meanwhile, theft of money from NPF PRPF will certainly not be the only criminal case in the biography of Oleg Vlasov. According to the statement of the DIA of the TFR within the framework of the same art. 159 of the Criminal Code is now investigating the circumstances of the withdrawal of money from the bank "Baltika" under the guise of issuing loans. At the time of the revocation of the license (November 24, 2015), the bank remained due 1,000 creditors more than 13 billion rubles. In addition, law enforcement agencies intend to test Oleg Vlasov's involvement in the collapse of several other financial institutions in which he held executive posts. In particular, we are talking about the Krasnoyarsk bank "Yenisei" and the Sevastopol BBB, where about 19 billion rubles have disappeared.
Note that in the financial circles, Mr. Vlasov is associated with another scandalous ex-financier - co-owner of the banks "Western", "Doninvest" and "Russian Land Bank" Alexander Grigoriev, the trial of which is now taking place in Rostov-on-Don. In particular, the bank "Baltika", according to the investigation, was on the list of 60 credit institutions that Alexander Grigoriev used in illegal financial transactions, including nudity. In the Ministry of Internal Affairs it is believed that, using accounts in these financial structures, the members of Mr. Grigoriev's group over the past few years could withdraw about $ 46 billion from the country.