The court sentenced the Russian banker Vladimir Gudkov, who stole more than seven billion rubles from Investtorgbank, where he was the chairman of the board. About it writes Kommersant.
The ex-banker was sentenced in absentia to seven years in prison and a fine of 800 thousand rubles. However, the Russian is currently hiding in Monaco. The authorities of the principality refused to extradite the General Prosecutor’s Office.
A criminal case against Gudkov was initiated in 2016, and in 2017 he was put on the international wanted list. In 2018, the former chairman of the board was detained at his villa in Monaco and placed under arrest prior to his extradition, which lasted only a few months. Extradition requests were rejected, and Prince Albert II took the final decision on this issue.
The trial in absentia over the accused of a particularly large fraud began in June 2020 in the Tushinsky District Court of Moscow. The Russian’s defense refused to comment on the verdict.
Gudkov’s accomplices were punished. In 2016, the Arbitration Court ordered his deputy Nina Shurmina to return 3.6 billion rubles to Investtorgbank, and in 2018 the Tushinsky court sentenced her to three years probation. Former head of mortgage lending Tatyana Zotina, director of the department of credit operations Olga Zubkova and freelance bank employee Elena Lukyanova in 2019 were sentenced to five years in prison in a general regime colony.
Earlier, the former deputy head of the Russian Guard Sergei Mileiko received six years in prison for a scam for the sake of his wife’s beauty salon. In the form of additional punishment, the general was sentenced to a fine of 600 thousand rubles and deprivation of the military rank “lieutenant general of the reserve.” Sergei Mileiko was detained on October 21, 2020, but released on an obligation to appear. On December 18, 2020, he was arrested.