As Kommersant learned, a new scam was revealed with the participation of the former chairman of the board of Promsvyazbank (PSB) Dmitry Ananyev. By giving himself a loan in the amount of 1.395 billion rubles. at a rate of 8.5% per annum, Mr. Ananiev immediately put this money on his wife's deposit - already at 12.9%. The simplest deal brought them 17 million rubles, which now expects to recover from the spouses the new leadership of the PSB. Since the main defendant is on the wanted list, the lawsuit will obviously follow the lawsuit, and another episode will appear in the case of Mr. Ananyev.
PSB lawyers filed a lawsuit in the Lefortovo District Court of Moscow against Dmitry Ananyev and his wife Lyudmila, the bank’s former administration. According to Kommersant’s statement, the statement said that a ring credit and deposit scheme was identified in the actions of the ex-banker. On August 31, 2017, Mr. Ananiev, according to the plaintiffs, taking advantage of the official position of the chairman of the bank’s board, issued a loan of 1.395 billion rubles to himself. at a rate of 8.5% per annum. On the same day, he sent all the credit money to the deposit of his wife Lyudmila Ananyeva, opened in the same PSB, however, the rate on it already amounted to 12.9% per annum. Using this scheme, the Ananyevs in fact received monthly fixed interest income on a monthly basis. These actions, noted in the lawsuit, are a violation of Art. 10 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation: the same people cannot get a loan, the rate at which is lower than the deposit rate.
Meanwhile, according to the terms of the deposit, Ms. Ananyeva had the opportunity to monthly withdraw interest and regularly received money from the deposit. The remaining interest was used to repay monthly loan payments. 103 days later, on December 12, 2017, the day after Dmitry Ananyev personally received the Central Bank’s order on the additional charge of reserves, the non-fulfillment of which led to the reorganization of the PSB, then the bank’s presidency repaid his loan from his wife’s deposit.
From September to December 2017, interest in the amount of 50 million rubles was paid on the deposit, while 33 million rubles were paid as interest on the loan. Thus, the bank’s damage from the implementation of this scheme by the Ananyevs for three months amounted to 17 million rubles. The bank also expects to recover this amount through the court from Messrs. Ananyevs.
The press service of PSB “Kommersant” confirmed the filing of the claim, noting that in Russia and abroad, Dmitry Ananyev is involved in litigation in about 25 episodes related to the issuance of loans to technical companies, the purchase of illiquid securities, the sale of real estate property at low prices and etc., including the main lawsuit for 282 billion rubles. “PSB is actively attracting international law firms that help implement the bank’s strategy to return funds of clients withdrawn by former shareholders abroad. PSB intends to continue work to recover damages in Russia and abroad, ”the bank said in a statement. It was not possible to promptly receive comments from Messrs. Ananyevs and their representatives.
Note that the former co-owners of the PSB, brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, who were arrested in absentia by the Basmanny District Court for international search, are undergoing several criminal cases initiated by the Russian Investigative Committee. In absentia, they are charged with including the commission of crimes under Part 4 of Art. 160 (embezzlement on an especially large scale) and part 4 of Art. 174 (legalization of the stolen) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. According to investigators, using the Cyprus branch of the PSB, the brothers stole 66.3 billion rubles, $ 575 million and € 24.4 million from fictitious transactions between December 11 and 15, 2017, and then legalized part of these amounts.
PSB does not exclude that the identified ring scheme will also serve as the basis for contacting law enforcement agencies. Thus, a new episode may appear in the criminal case of Dmitry Ananyev.