On Monday, house arrests were extended for three months to the shareholder of PJSC Bank Ugra Alexei Khotin and two other accused of particularly large embezzlement from the bank, Dmitry Shilyaev and Alexey Nefedov. The defense and the accused themselves asked to mitigate their preventive measure until the ban on certain actions in order to actively participate in resolving the debt problems of Ugra. In particular, a seven-year plan was proposed, according to which Mr. Khotin, at the expense of his assets, was ready to pay off all the debt.
Turning to the Basmanny District Court, an investigator of the Investigative Committee of Russia requested an extension of the house arrest of ex-head of Ugra Alexei Khotin, former president of a credit organization Alexei Nefedov and chairman of the bank Dmitry Shilyaev, accused of especially large embezzlement (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code), until March 2020. The investigator motivated his demand by the fact that the participants in the investigation must question several dozen people; examine twenty terabytes of information recorded on various media, as well as obtain the results of various examinations. In turn, other preventive measures, pledging and prohibition of certain actions, will not ensure the safety of the accused for the future trial, since they can disappear, the investigation believes.
- What has been done by the investigation? - Judge Evgenia Nikolaeva asked.
“More than 300 people were questioned, as many requests and answers were prepared, comprehensive accounting and financial and economic examinations were appointed, as well as other studies,” the representative of the Investigative Committee satisfied the curiosity of the judge.
Speaking in court, Alexei Khotin began with the allegedly embezzlement of 7.5 billion rubles:
- As for the crime that we allegedly committed, I want to note that none of us received a single ruble from loans that the investigation considers criminal. And the situation with the bank occurred due to the revocation of the license, which became an insured event.
He also noted that the remuneration to the lawyers who were involved in the bankruptcy procedure of the bank under agreements with the DIA is expected to be 10% of the received funds, which with the value of the bank's assets of 300 billion rubles. may amount to 30 billion rubles, which may indicate the interest of these persons in a criminal case.