MOSCOW, October 12 (Itar-Tass) —— The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow turned down the lawsuit for the defence of honour and dignity from the former chief of the Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin versus the Russian Interior Ministry, the court’s spokesperson Yekaterina Ilyina told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The court turned down the lawsuit that was filed as a plea against the investigator, rather than a petition,” Ilyina underlined.
Borodin’s lawyer Vladimir Krasnov stated earlier that the former chief of the Bank of Moscow filed a lawsuit for the defence of honour and dignity versus the Interior Ministry. Borodin’s lawyer demands that the Interior Ministry should refute a report posted on the website of the ministry that reads a new charge was issued against Borodin. In the lawsuits the lawyer asked the court to make the Interior Ministry post a report to reject the foresaid information that “no charge was issued on September 29 and they give their apologies to this effect and ask all media outlets not to make this information public.”
Krasnov noted that the lawsuit does not contain any claim for monetary compensation, however, he did not rule out “we may ask for the moral damage indemnification in the addenda to the plea.”
The former chief of the Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin and his former first deputy Dmitry Akulinin are staying abroad and were put on the international wanted list, because the court sanctioned their arrest in absentia. A new charge was brought against them under Article 159 Part 4 of the Criminal Code for fraud. They were earlier accused of office abuse under the misappropriation case of about 13 billion roubles from the Bank of Moscow.
“Borodin together with Akulinin and the president of the Kuznetsky Most Development closed joint stock company Boris Shemyakin, the general director of the Premier Estate closed joint stock company Svetlana Timonina and several unidentified accomplices misappropriated the Bank of Moscow assets and inflicted 12.5 billion roubles worth of damage to the bank through the debt on loan commitments of the Premier Estate company,” a source in the Interior Ministry investigative department said.
The investigative department is also trying one more criminal case over the misappropriation of more than four million roubles from the accounts of the Bank of Moscow depositors through the internet banking system.