“Russia Requests Interpol Warrant for Hermitage Capital Boss”

July 25, 2013

RIA Novosti on July 25, 2013 released the following:

“MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has officially asked Interpol to put Hermitage Capital equity fund head William Browder on an international wanted list, following his earlier sentencing in absentia, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.

“On orders by the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Russian branch of Interpol has sent a request to the Interpol General Secretariat to issue an international search warrant for British citizen Browder William Felix, born in 1964,” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement said Browder had been sought on charges of grand fraud and tax evasion involving illegal purchase of Gazprom shares.

Browder was tried in absentia by a Moscow court in July and was sentenced to nine years in jail and banned from doing business in Russia for three years.

The case against Browder stated that he “ran companies that took part in the purchase of Gazprom shares in 1999-2004 at domestic-market prices, circumventing a ban on their sale to foreigners.” The court also ruled that “he tried to get access to the company’s financial reporting documents” and to influence decision-making via the board of directors.

In May, Moscow requested Interpol to issue a “blue notice” for Browder, requiring all 190 member states to “collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.”

However, the Interpol General Secretariat rejected the request, citing “a predominantly political nature” of the case against Browder.”

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Interpol Issues Red Notice for Former Bank of Moscow Chief

August 16, 2012

RIA Novosti on August 15, 2012 released the following:

“Interpol has issued a red notice for former Bank of Moscow chief Andrei Borodin and his deputy Dmitry Akulinin, according to the organization’s Web site.

An Interpol “red notice” is equivalent in meaning to an international arrest warrant and any member state that knows the whereabouts of an individual on the list is required to arrest him.

A criminal case was launched against Borodin and Akulinin in late 2010 on charges of fraud involving state funds. They are accused of improperly loaning $443 million to shell companies which then transferred the cash to Elena Baturina, Moscow’s ex-mayor Yury Luzhkov’s wife who previously owned the construction empire Inteco.

Borodin, who headed Bank of Moscow, the capital’s investment vehicle under Luzhkov since its inception 16 years ago, fled Russia. It became known in November 2011 that he had fled to the United Kingdom.

Borodin’s lawyers said the red notice was a “routine procedure” and will “change nothing” for the former banker.

“They [Interpol] get a request from a member state and automatically put it on their Web site. This is predictable, this is routine and it will change nothing in Borodin’s status,” lawyer Vladimir Krasnov said.

The Russian Interpol National Central Bureau put the two ex-bankers on the international wanted list in November 2011.

Russian prosecutors submitted a request to Great Britain for Borodin’s extradition in March.

In early May, Britain refused political asylum to Borodin and Akulinin.

The Sunday Times reported on August 5 that Borodin paid 140 million pounds ($219 million) for an estate near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire last summer, making the property Britain’s most expensive house.”

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Craver couple wanted by Interpol

November 29, 2011

The Voice of Russia on November 29, 2011 released the following:

The Craver spouses are wanted by Interpol. The family couple, found guilty of unpremeditated manslaughter of their adopted child from Russia, are now on the international wanted list.

This is done contrary to the decision of the Basmanny Court of Moscow, which on Monday declined to arrest 7-year-old Vanya Skorobogatov’s foster parents in absentia.

The Russian Investigative Committee had insisted on the arrest of the Americans. However, the court prosecutor pronounced a second prosecution in Russia on the same charges impossible.

An American court sentenced the Cravers to 16 months imprisonment, however, they were released in the courtroom, since the two had already spent over a year and half in jail. (IF)”

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Russia refuses to put ex-prosecutor on Interpol wanted list

September 29, 2011

RIA Novosti on September 29, 2011 released the following:

“Russia has rejected an Interpol request to put Alexander Ignatenko, a former Moscow Region first deputy prosecutor accused of protecting a vast underground casino ring, on the international wanted list.

Moscow Region prosecutor Alexander Mokhov, his deputy Alexander Ignatenko, legal proceedings chief Dmitry Urumov and two city prosecutors were fired in late April for breaching an oath of office by reportedly hushing up the illegal gambling operations.

Security officials described a vast illegal gambling empire that brought Nazarenko upwards of $10 million a month, claiming they had uncovered over 1,200 slot machines and documents for 60 fake firms to cover up the activity.

“Ignatenko has not been put on the international wanted list as the Prosecutor General’s Office refused to demand his arrest and extradition if he is found in other countries,” the Russian bureau of Interpol’s press service said.

Business daily Kommersant said that on August 31 the Prosecutor General’s Office sent a letter to Alexander Prokopchuk, deputy head of Interpol’s Russian bureau, in which it said that the charges against the ex-prosecutor “lack evidence”.

In a crackdown in February, illegal casino owner Ivan Nazarov, his assistants, and three policemen who guarded the illegal business were accused of fraud, and remanded until August 15 pending investigation. The case has sparked a high-profile conflict between the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General’s Office.”

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