Ablyazov’s case was brought to trial in Russia

The State Office of Public Prosecutor approved the indictment on criminal case against the former chairmen of the board of directors of JSC BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, the chairman of the board of the same bank Roman Solodchenko and also their subordinates Artur Trofimov, Igor Kononko, Tatyana Paraskevich, Anatoly Ereshenko and Alexander Udovenko. They are accused of commission of the crimes provided by Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (plunder of property by fraud by organized group in especially large size), Part 3 Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (legalization of the property received as a result of crime commission) and also the paragraphs “a”, “b” Part 3 Article 165 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (causing especially large damage by deception by organized group).

As the investigation inquisition believes, in 2006-2009 defendants stole more than 58 billion rubles of BTA Bank. For this purpose, the official representative of the State Office of Public Prosecutor Alexander Kurennoy reported, they issued the credits on the security of the land plots acquired on loan money. Mister Ablyazov together with accomplices organized illegal cancellation of contracts of a mortgage.

As a result the bank lost a possibility of the address of collecting on pledge objects, and malefactors disposed of property at discretion, including having realized the third parties. Besides, accomplices on the basis of assignment agreements transferred to the companies controlled by them the rights of the requirement of means on a number of the credits issued to JSC BTA Bank.

As a result the specified companies received the money which was due to bank. Extradition of the accused to the State Office of Public Prosecutor by France and other countries was refused therefore the Domodedov city court of the Moscow region (on the territory of this area the disputed land plots are located) will consider criminal case in their relation in his absence.

In Kazakhstan mister Ablyazov was sentenced in his absence to 20 years of life imprisonment for plunder of $7 billion from BTA Bank, and last year got a life sentence for the organization of murder of the business partner Yerzhan Tatishev.