In Moscow, the banker Oleg Vlasov was arrested as an organizer of the withdrawal of 500 billion rubles from Russia.
Law enforcement authorities detained in Moscow the former chairman of the board of directors of Baltika Bank and Incredbank Oleg Vlasov within the criminal case on the organization of a criminal community and the withdrawal of more than 500 billion rubles from Russia through a Moldavian bank.
Vlasov was arrested for the period of two months, TASS reports, citing the press service of the Tver Court of Moscow.
The banker is charged with creating a criminal community and currency transactions to transfer funds in foreign currency or the currency of the Russian Federation to the accounts of residents using forged documents.
The organizer of the criminal scheme of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation calls the former head of the Democratic Party of Moldova Vladimir Plahotniyuk. He, like Moldavian politician Renato Usatiy, in absentia was charged for the case of the withdrawal of more than 500 billion rubles from Russia.
According to the investigation, in the period 2013-2014, members of the criminal community illegally withdrew through the Moldovan Armed Forces Bank Moldindconbank SA. Funds were sent to foreign banks to the accounts of criminal community clients, mainly from Europe.
Plahotniyuk and another organizer - Moldovan entrepreneur Vyacheslav Platon - were put on the international wanted list. In Russia, Plahotniuc is also accused of 28 episodes of smuggling and illegal sale of drugs on an especially large scale.
Vlasov, according to Kommersant, was on his own recognizance. He is also accused in the case of embezzlement of 1.3 billion rubles from the First Russian Pension Fund, declared bankrupt. The investigation into this case was completed in April last year.
He, who was driving from Moscow region to Moscow in his car, was stopped by traffic police at the intersection of Kashirskoye Shosse and MKAD. Obviously, the policemen were oriented specifically to the car of the former banker - shortly after the stop, FSB officers arrived and detained him.