MOSCOW, May 8 (Itar-Tass) - A new fraud case has been opened against Krasnodar Territory executives suspected of stealing money from Rosselkhozbank, the press service of regional police told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
In 2005-2008, two residents of Yeisk, aged 56 and 53, set up a group of more than 60 agribusinesses. "They issued instruction to draw loan request documents. The money was borrowed from Rosselkhozbank on behalf of various firms under their control. The loans were allegedly intended for seasonal works, procurements of fuel, lubricants, spares, and fertilizer," the press service said.
The documents claimed a good financial position of companies and high earnings. Executives of the group of agribusinesses used the loans at discretion. "A check found another 25 episodes of theft. The loans were never paid back, police officials said.
A total of 17 criminal cases against the two suspects over these crimes were opened under Article 159.1, Part 4 /grand loan fraud/.
In all, more than 20 criminal cases over grand fraud have been under investigation since 2011 where the above persons are the key suspects.