Convicted murderer appeal against Russian authorities to be heard on Nov. 20
MOSCOW, November 9 - RAPSI. The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals will hear Alexei Frenkel's appeal against the refusal to consider his lawsuit in which he sought 18 million rubles ($571,420) from the Deposit Insurance Agency and the Investigative Committee on November 20, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com). In 2008, Frenkel was convicted of the murder of Central Bank First Deputy Chairman Andrei Kozlov.
The appeal disputed the Moscow Commercial Court's June 6 ruling, which dismissed Frenkel's statement of claims. It was said that this decision was due to Frenkel's failure to submit necessary documents.
The Moscow City Court sentenced Frenkel to 19 years behind bars on November 13, 2008. He was also ordered to pay 10 million rubles ($317,460) to Kozlov's father.
Kozlov headed the Central Bank's supervisory division and was the founder of the Deposit Insurance Agency. His responsibilities included selecting banks for the deposit insurance system and revoking banking licenses. The attempt on Kozlov's life took place on September 13, 2006. His driver died on the spot and Kozlov died in hospital the next morning.
Frenkel was the chairman of VIP Bank. His bank forfeited its license in 2006 for multiple violations of money laundering legislation. According to the case records, Frenkel was also associated with the establishment of Sodbusinessbank, which had also lost its license.
In the jury's view, the investigators managed to prove that Kozlov's role in revoking banking licenses inflicted multimillion losses on Frenkel. The case materials read that Frenkel paid $300,000 for Kozlov's murder. Out of this, the killers received between $3,000 and $8,500, while the intermediaries received $80,000 or more.