MOSCOW, February 26 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has declared businessman and ex-manager of Norilsk Nickel, one of the largest producers of nickel platinum and copper, Maxim Finsky bankrupt, according to court records. 

The court has granted a bankruptcy petition filed by the BVI company Leansa Ltd. The businessman has a 271-million-ruble (over $4 million) debt to the petitioner.

In January, the court dismissed the foreign company’s move to seize the assets of Finsky, including a cottage, two land plots near Moscow and cars Land Cruiser 100, Lexus LS460 and Maybach 62.

According to a debtor’s representative, Finsky repudiates the debt.

As part of a fraud case, in May 2015, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court ordered Finsky, a member of board of directors and the owner of 1% of stock of Intergeo, a part of Onexim Group, which manages the assets of Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, to be placed under house arrest. However, he breached the order and escaped.

Intergeo is an independent company represented on four continents offering engineering and consulting services for Environment, Geotechnics, Health & Safety and Waste Management, according to its official website.