Former Rosbank top manager’s acquittal of embezzlement upheld
MOSCOW, April 26 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has dismissed a request filed by prosecutors seeking to overturn acquittal of the former Rosbank Vice President Tamara Polyanitsyna in a large-scale embezzlement case, the court’s spokesperson Ulyana Solopova has told RAPSI.
Polyanitsyna was acquitted by the Basmanny District Court of Moscow owing to the absence of elements of a crime in her actions in October 2017.
Former Rosbank CEO Vladimir Golubkov and Polyanitsyna were arrested in 2013. According to investigators, they received $1.2 million as a kickback from two businessmen whose company owed $67 million to the bank. Polyanitsyna was initially charged with commercial bribery, but later charges against Polyanitsyna were changed to embezzlement.
A bribery case against Golubkov has been closed because of absence of the event of a crime as well.
Rosbank is a private universal bank within the Societe Generale banking group. It provides banking services to private and corporate clients and has over 350 offices in 70 regions of the country. Rosbank is one of the key credit institutions, according to the Bank of Russia.