On Friday, September 22, the former president of the Moscow Credit Bank, Alexander Nikolaoshin, was sent under house arrest on suspicion of extortion on an especially large scale. About this RBC said a source in the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow and an interlocutor familiar with the progress of the investigation.
RBC sent a request to the press service of the State Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow with a request to clarify the circumstances of the criminal case.
Information on the house arrest of Nikolashin RBC was confirmed in the press service of the Gagarin court of Moscow. "On September 22 Nikolashin Alexander Nikolaevich was given a preventive measure in the form of house arrest. He is suspected of committing a crime, provided for under item "b" of Part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code (punishment - up to seven years of the colony), "the court said.
Ex-President of the IBC Alexander Nikolashin was detained on suspicion of committing extortion, lawyer Marina Andreeva told RBC. According to her, the episode attributed to him refers to the events of two years ago. "He is not connected with Nikolaoshin's work in the ICD," she stressed.
"He has not been charged yet, and it is not true," Andreeva said. "There was no extortion." According to the lawyer, "this concerns relations between two people." "A man who owes Alexander Nikolaoshin a large sum, wrote a statement to the police about extortion. This was a certain commitment to Nikolashin, which was not fulfilled. And the agreement signed by them provided that in case of non-fulfillment, a penalty should be paid, "the lawyer said. According to her, the defense has documents that prove Nikolashin's innocence. "We will ask them to be introduced," added the lawyer.
As follows from the data in the SPARK, Alexander Nikolashin graduated from the Saratov Military Command School in 1988. From 2008 to 2014 he was a member of the supervisory board of OJSC "Moscow Credit Bank". From 2012 to 2013, Nikolashin was president of OJSC "Moscow Credit Bank", and from 2013 to 2014 - president of LLC "MKB Capital", indicated in the SPARC. In the period from 2008 to 2012, he also served as chairman of the board of the Moscow Credit Bank. In total, Nikolashin worked at the IBC from 1994 to 2016. In the 1990s he was the head of the security service of the IBC.
MKB was established in 1992, now it is one of the largest Russian banks in terms of assets (the sixth place in the Russian banking system, according to Interfax-CEA) and the second private bank on this indicator after Alfa Bank. As a result of the second quarter, the bank's assets amounted to 1.9 trillion rubles. The main owner of the bank is the concern Rossium of Roman Avdeev (his share is 56%).
After leaving the bank, Nikolashin was deputy chairman of the board in one of the largest Russian auto-dealer holdings - AvtoSpetstsentr (the main creditor of the company is MKB).
In the bank, RBC could not confirm that the person indicated in the court materials - the former president of the ICD, specifying that they "do not know anything about his fate."
"The bank did not appeal to the court, whether the person involved in the case is Nikolashin the former president of the ICB, is unknown in the bank, as well as the essence of the claims against Nikolashin," RBC told the bank.
MKB did not appeal to law enforcement agencies about the debts of "Avtospetstsentr" (ICD - the main lender of the holding), added to the IBC.
A representative of Avtospetstsentra told RBC that Nikolashin officially left his post in January 2018.