The court cut down 10.9 billion rubles from Anatoly Ballo.
The bank has received a refund from its former deputy chairman of the board for embezzlement on lending to a timber processor
Judge Ekaterina Ledeneva recovered about 10.9 billion rubles from Ballo in favor of the corporation. A claim for damages was filed against the former deputy chairman in connection with the damage caused by the crime criminal case of embezzlementallocated by VEB.RF.
The decision on recovery has not yet entered into force, Ballo has the right to appeal against it.
February 17, 2022 Meshchansky Court of Moscow stopped production in the criminal case against Ballo and the second person involved – the founder of the Arkaim timber processing enterprise, a Khabarovsk businessman Alexandra Lepikhova. The embezzlement case was dismissed due to the expired statute of limitations on it. The statute of limitations for serious crimes is ten years.
The Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs accused them of embezzling 10.9 billion rubles allocated by Vnesheconombank in the form of loans to save Arkaim, which was headed by Lepikhov, from bankruptcy.
Kommersant.Ru, 06/09/2023, “Anatoly Ballo sentenced to compensation for damage”: In total, it was planned to build six such plants, and the total cost of the ambitious project amounted to 14.3 billion rubles, in which the lion’s share – 11.5 billion rubles – fell on the credit line of VEB. […]
Moreover, as follows from the materials of the criminal case, Anatoly Ballo and Alexander Lepikhov stole almost all the credit funds allocated by the state corporation. After representatives of VEB filed a complaint with law enforcement agencies, Anatoly Ballo, who had already moved to work at Promsvyazbank, and his accomplice were detained. — Inset K.ru
Law enforcement officers detained Ballo on June 23, 2021, after which he was taken into custody.
None of the defendants pleaded guilty.
As follows from the materials of the Moscow City Court file of December 22, 2021, two others were also combined into one proceeding with this case. In relation to Lepikhov, since November 2017, a criminal case has been investigated under paragraph “a” of Part 2 of Art. 193 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the requirements of currency legislation on an especially large scale).
In addition, in 2015, against the investment banker, Ballo was terminated due to the lack of corpus delicti. criminal case on embezzlement of $14 million. According to investigators, on September 24, 2008, Ballo and his accomplices stole $14 million out of $75 million, which were intended as part of a loan issued to VEB’s subsidiary Evraziysky OJSC for the acquisition of a 100% stake in the authorized capital of Yugvodokanal. The stolen money was withdrawn to the accounts of offshore companies in Swiss banks.
In 2016, the banker left the post of Deputy Chairman of the Board of Vnesheconombank.