Former Bank of Moscow CEO's ex-wife sues him for $2.2 million in child support
MOSCOW, June 5 (RAPSI) - The ex-wife of former Bank of Moscow President Andrei Borodin has filed a 70 million ruble ($2.2 million) lawsuit over child support, the Gagarinsky District Court told RAPSI.
Tatyana Repina, who owns the Selvaggio furs company, is seeking financial support for their two underage sons, the source said. The consideration of the lawsuit was postponed because the court decided to bring the Federal Bailiff Service into the case. The court spokesperson has not yet announced the date of the next hearing.
Bailiffs have already imposed travel restrictions on Borodin, who is now living in London, because of overdue child support payments, it has been reported in the media.
Russia launched a criminal case against Borodin and his former first deputy Dmitry Akulinin in late 2010 on charges of large-scale fraud involving state funds. They were accused of improperly loaning $443 million to shell companies, which then transferred the cash to Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow ex-mayor Yury Luzhkov and the owner of the construction empire Inteco.
Borodin, whose Bank of Moscow functioned as the capital's chief investment vehicle under Luzhkov, fled to the UK in 2011. In November 2011 the Russian Interpol bureau put Borodin and Akulinin on the international wanted list. In March 2013 Borodin was granted political asylum in the UK.
On May 27, 2013, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) launched a criminal case against Borodin and has frozen the CHF 354 million (around $368 million) in his Swiss bank accounts, and has declared Bank of Moscow an injured party in the case. The bank now may file for damages, to be paid from Borodin's arrested funds. Similar lawsuits may also be filed against him in other countries.