Russia’s DIA seeks to recover $28.9 million from ex-heads of Lenoblbank
MOSCOW, September 18 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) has filed a lawsuit against two persons formerly in charge of Lenoblbank seeking to recover 1.3 billion rubles ($19.1 million), $4 million and 4.9 million euros ($5.8 million) or about $28.9 million in total from them, the agency has stated.
The DIA is a bankruptcy manager of the bank. The lawsuit against former board chairman of Lenoblbank Alexander Popov and former head of the bank’s Moscow branch Tatyana Zozulya was filed with the Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region. The claim will be reviewed on October 11.
In July 2016, the DIA reported that inventory of the bank’s property revealed shortfall of 162.5 million rubles ($2.3 million).
In December 2015, the court granted a request of Russia’s Central Bank and declared Lenoblbank bankrupt.
In October 2015, the Central Bank revoked the bank’s license, noting numerous violations on the latter’s part, including high risk credit policy.