The plan of Alexei Khotin did not like the Central Bank

The owner of Ugra is ready to pay off creditors for the seven-year plan.
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.
How waste increased record in Ugra case

According to Mr. Khotin, the credit policy of Ugra was controlled by the Central Bank, which checked the economic feasibility of all large loans. The collateral obtained under loans, he noted, was one and a half to two times their value. The banker added that his findings are confirmed by decisions of various courts.

- And what can you say at the request of the investigation? The judge asked.

“Please do not renew the house arrest,” said the banker.

His lawyers, Alexander Naryshkin and Igor Mardirosov, asked to refuse the request of the investigator to extend the house arrest. Lawyers motivated this by the fact that their client, as one of the main beneficiaries of the bank, like no one else is interested in the full payment to all creditors, and his participation in bankruptcy procedures conducted by the DIA, would help minimize the losses of depositors, as well as legal entities-clients of Ugra "From which he is personally suspended.

In the meantime, as the representative of the affected depositors Aleksey Eremeev said, the DIA is inefficiently spending the funds of Ugra:

- Unnecessarily expensive premises are rented for meetings. Lawyers attracted by the agency are paid monthly from 8 to 10 million rubles, - he noted, in particular.

According to Mr. Yeremeyev, “Ugra” was a quite stable bank, which, perhaps, was brought down in order to obtain the assets of Alexei Khotin, as well as the mortgaged property. Among the latter, Mr. Yeremeyev noted, there are, for example, oil wells with production licenses.

Judge Evgenia Nikolaeva, who promised to think about allowing the banker Nefedov to go out with his young children during the hearing, may have forgotten about this, simply extending all three defendants' house arrest until March 18.

The license of PJSC Bank Ugra was revoked by the Central Bank on July 28, 2017 due to non-compliance by the credit institution with federal laws, a decrease in the amount of equity (capital) below the minimum value and other violations. In September last year, according to the lawsuit, DIA “Ugra” was declared bankrupt by the arbitration court. The Investigative Committee for the Circulation of the Central Bank and the DIA initiated two criminal cases of embezzlement in the bank, which were then merged. Moreover, one of the persons involved in the joint investigation, the former head of the Moscow branch of Ugra Nina Chernova, was charged with waste of more than 283 billion rubles. under the guise of issuing unsecured loans. However, according to the conclusions of experts already attracted by the defense, it was impossible to spend so much money from Ugra, since this amount exceeds all its loans issued to legal entities. The latter, according to the statements of the bank itself, did not exceed 267 billion rubles. At the same time, according to the inventory sheet, the book value of the bank’s assets amounted to 301.4 billion rubles, which is almost two times its debt to the DIA, estimated at 167.1 billion rubles.

Mr. Khotin, according to his representatives, proposed a plan for resolving debt to the DIA for seven years. In accordance with it, the proceeds from the lease of 502 thousand square meters. m of office and warehouse space was supposed to bring 20.6 billion rubles by 2026. Oil assets - 10.1 billion rubles. And the majority of the debt, 79.1 billion rubles, was paid off through the implementation of four development projects: the construction of residential complexes on Krasnobogatyrskaya Street (38.4 billion), Nizhny Novgorod Street (16.4 billion), in Electrolyte Drive (25.7 billion ), as well as in the South Port passage (41.2 billion). The final stage involved the sale of offices and warehouses, which was supposed to bring another 57.2 billion rubles. According to the defense, on September 3 the financial plan was sent to the DIA, and from there, obviously, it was transferred to the Central Bank, where it is still being considered. The DIA declined to comment.