The Investigative Committee has charged more than 66 billion rubles in embezzlement. and $ 575 million to the former co-owners of Promsvyazbank Alexey and Dmitry Ananiev. Bankers face up to ten years in prison. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) went to court demanding the arrest of the Ananyevs in absentia.
According to lawyers, when investigating crimes in the banking sector, embezzlement is much more difficult to distinguish from another article – abuse of power (Article 201 of the Criminal Code).
Andrey Bochkarev, a lawyer for Rezolut Law, clarified the difference between the charges under the articles. “Misappropriation and embezzlement is a fairly common crime for heads of organizations, because they are the ones who make decisions on the disposal of the company’s funds and property. At the same time, in case of embezzlement, unlike fraud, the criminal does not deceive third parties, ”the lawyer explained.