Lawyer of Bank of Moscow’s former CEO refutes alleged criminal case against his client


A lawyer of former CEO of Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin has refuted media allegations about a criminal case against his client in Switzerland and blocking of his accounts.

“The anonymous information disseminated by news agencies about an alleged arrest of the accounts of the former executives of Bank of Moscow in Switzerland is nothing more but another stage in a wide-scale campaign to discredit Mr. Borodin,” he told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

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A Secret Investigation Is a Crime

Radio Echo Moskvy, 24 January 2012
Attorney Vladimir Krasnov

On 24 January, the Vedomosti daily published an article that in fact says that the former president of the Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin is under investigation not only in connection with a criminal case concerning a credit issued to the Premier Estate Closed Joint-Stock Company but also a number of other cases.

The official and the only version known to the defence team is Criminal Case #89816, opened in December of 2010, under which a new order was issued on 29 September 2011 to prosecute Mr Borodin on a fraud charge (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The defence team was notified about the order in a form that fails to comply with legislation.

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