MOSCOW, November 23 - RAPSI. The Prosecutor General's Office asked Interpol Russia to place former Bank of Moscow President Andrei Borodin and his deputy Dmitry Akulinin on the international wanted list, Interpol Russia told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

The Interior Ministry's Investigative Department opened a criminal case against Borodin and Akulinin in late 2010. They are charged with embezzling 12.76 billion rubles ($409 million) from the Moscow budget through a loan to the Premier Estate company in 2010.

Borodin and Akulinin were charged with abuse of power. A Moscow district court sanctioned their arrest in absentia.

Investigators believe Borodin, Akulinin and unidentified accomplices inflicted damages to the bank worth 12.5 billion rubles ($401 million). The suspects may face up to 10 years in prison.