MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) - The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region has granted an application filed by the Finance Committee of the Leningrad Region seeking to include the debt of bankrupted businessman and banker Alexander estimated at 1.46 billion rubles ($23 million) on the list of creditors' claims, according to court ruling.

Earlier, EEFC-Ural Bank has demanded to include the former bank’s head Gitelson’s debt valued at 300.2 million rubles ($4.7 million) on the register of creditors.

In May, the court granted a petition filed by the Gitelson, who was running banking business in Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, for his own bankruptcy.

Gitelson was arrested in Austria in April 2013 and extradited to Russia in December.

In March 2015, Gitelson was convicted and sentenced to three years for embezzling over 2 billion rubles ($31 million) in public funds from Inkasbank. A court in St. Petersburg also fined the banker 500,000 rubles ($7,800).

Inkasbank was declared bankrupt in May 2009. The bank’s administrator conducted an inquiry into the circumstances of the bank’s insolvency. As a result, the Russian Federal Security Service received a motion to open a criminal case (premeditated bankruptcy) against the bank’s former management.

In April 2011, Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court sentenced Gitelson in absentia to five years in prison and a 1 million ruble ($15,600) fine for embezzling 495 million rubles ($7.7 million) from his acquaintance, MP Adnan Muzykayev.