Recall that Vadim Varshavsky is also accused of embezzlement of 2.8 billion rubles. at OJSC CB Design Bureau Petrocommerce (part 4 of article 159.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to investigators, the defendant, together with “unidentified accomplices from among the bank’s leaders,” has abused the trust of middle managers at Petrocommerce and the general director of OAO Zlatoust Metallurgical Plant (ZMZ), acting as a guarantor of a loan that the enterprise opened for the development of production. Investigators believe that Vadim Varshavsky with his accomplices “scrolled the money” over the enterprises that were part of the Estar Group of Companies belonging to him and withdrew the funds to offshore. Vadim Varshavsky does not recognize the fraud imputed to him, claiming that the signature on the guarantee agreement was not his, but at the time of obtaining a ZMZ loan in 2012, the enterprise, like other plants of the Estar group, was under the operational management of Mechel Group of Companies. According to lawyers Vadim Varshavsky, now he is legally acquainted with the indictment in a criminal case, but in fact he is in a Rostov pre-trial detention center and does not have such an opportunity, since the investigation was carried out by the Main Directorate of the Metropolitan Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.