Russian halfback’s lawsuit against police to be heard in September
MOSCOW, August 15 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court will begin hearing a 45-million-ruble (nearly $700,000) lawsuit filed by ex-national football team player Yevgeny Aldonin against Russia’s Interior Ministry on September 9, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The former CSKA halfback believes that police must compensate red tape during investigation into embezzlement at Zamoskvoretsky bank where his money was deposited.
After the license revocation along with Aldonin five other footballers lost their funds. They deposited over 350 million rubles ($5.3 million) in the bank hoping for 30-40 per cent per annum but got deprived of the money.
In November 2018, the Moscow City Court granted the footballers’ lawsuit against the Finance Ministry and awarded 30,000 rubles (over $450) in compensation each for violation of their right to trial within a reasonable time.
Zamoskvoretsky bank lost its license in 2014.
The bank’s former board chair and co-owner Ilya Budarin, who was accused of a 2.5-billion-ruble embezzlement (about $40 million), fled from investigation and was put on the wanted list. Later, he was arrested and detained.