Trial of ex-bank financial director charged with $5.5 mln embezzlement to begin on Mar.29
MOSCOW, March 27 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Ostankinsky District Court will start hearing a case against ex-financial director of Nota-bank Larisa Marchukova, who stands charged with 350-million-ruble (about $5.5 million) embezzlement, on March 29, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Wednesday.
A criminal case over embezzlement in the bank was launched in December 2015.
According to investigators, ex-board chairman of the bank Dmitry Yerokhin conspired with the director of the bank’s financial analysis department Galina Marchukova, her sister Larisa and their friend Nonna Mikhay to steal entrusted 350 million rubles. They allegedly transferred the money to accounts of a sham firm they controlled.
Last week, the court sentenced Yerokhin to 8.5 years behind bars and fined him 2 million rubles ($31,000). Mikhay received 3.5 years in penal colony for incitement to commit the crime.
Nota-bank was declared bankrupt in January 2016. Examination of the bank by a temporary manager revealed evidence of deliberate bankruptcy of the financial organization. It was found out that in 2014-2015 direction of the bank manipulated its assets.