Trust Bank files $102 mln claim against Bermuda Islands company
MOSCOW, June 25 (RAPSI) - Trust Bank in Moscow has filed a lawsuit with the Moscow Commercial Court seeking to recover 5.6 billion rubles ($102 million) from Edenbury Trading Limited (Bermuda Islands), according to the arbitration case database.
Preliminary hearings have not been scheduled yet.
Earlier, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow extended the detention of Oleg Dikusar, the former deputy board chairman of the bank, until August 23. He is charged with embezzling the bank’s funds, court press secretary Anastasia Dzyurko told RAPSI.
Dikusar is facing ten years in prison. Investigators are also probing the banker for involvement in a number of other crimes.
Last December, the Central Bank of Russia ruled that the Trust Bank be reorganized by the Deposit Insurance Agency. Otkritie FC Bank, part of Otkritie Holding, was selected as the restructuring manager. Over 2014, Trust Bank lost 18.8 billion rubles ($344 million).
In April, the Interior Ministry reported that the police had opened a criminal case against several former Trust Bank managers who allegedly plotted an embezzlement scheme to siphon funds out of the country through fraudulent loan contracts. Specifically, the police reported that over 7 billion rubles ($128 million) and over $118 million was transferred to Cyprus.