Igor Kremenevsky scratched out of the emirates
The criminal bankster withdrew 150 million rubles from VTB in 2009-2011.
The Prosecutor General’s Office has achieved the extradition to Russia from the UAE of the Ural banker Igor Kremenevsky, who is accused of fraud. According to investigators, in 2009-2011, while working at VTB24, he issued loans to nominees, and then used the money at his own discretion. When the theft scheme was revealed, Kremenevsky fled to the UAE and was put on the international wanted list. The damage from his actions is estimated at 150 million rubles.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation announced the extradition of Igor Kremenevsky. “At the request of the Russian side, the competent authorities of the United Arab Emirates are extraditing Igor Kremenevsky to be held criminally liable under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale),” the report says. The Prosecutor General’s Office added that the Federal Penitentiary Service and the NCB Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia were instructed to accept and deliver the detainee to the territory of the Russian Federation.
According to the investigation, from December 2009 to February 2011, Igor Kremenevsky worked as a leading specialist in the Support and Mortgage Department of VTB24 Bank. “As part of an organized group, using his official position, he developed a scheme for issuing consumer and car loans to nominees using fictitious documents. After signing the contracts, the borrowers gave him the money, and he, along with his accomplices, used them at his own discretion, ”the Prosecutor General’s Office said.
The criminal case includes 92 episodes of embezzlement of bank funds in the amount of more than 150 million rubles.
The initiation of a criminal case became known in March 2011, when Anatoly Astashkin, the former deputy head of the risk management department of the Ekaterinburg branch of VTB24, was detained. As Valery Gorelykh, head of the press service of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate for the Sverdlovsk Region, said at the time, Anatoly Astashkin, through an intermediary, transferred to the bank the formed packages of documents for entering data into the database without identifying customers, and issued positive conclusions.
“When borrowers received credit funds, they gave money to either Astashkin or Kremenevsky,” said Valery Gorelykh. Loans were mainly issued to employees of Logolyuks LLC, Energomir LLC, Prompribor LLC, UTK-Mart LLC, Dels CJSC, Kinetika CJSC and other companies. However, these people did not suspect anything.
The fraudulent scheme for issuing loans was revealed by the internal control service of the bank, which transferred the investigation materials to the Yekaterinburg Internal Affairs Directorate. By the time the scheme was discovered, both employees had already left the bank. The further fate of Anatoly Astashkin was not reported.