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Cyprus extradited ex-head of Ecoprombank Andrey Tuyev, accused of embezzlement
28 April, 18:42
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Cyprus extradited ex-head of Ecoprombank Andrey Tuyev, accused of embezzlement
The Permian "Enegroprombank" missed about half a billion rubles due to the actions of its former head of the board, Andrey Tuyev. The banker tried to hide from Russian justice in Cyprus, but today he was extradited to Russia.

"At the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Republic of Cyprus extradited a citizen of the Russian Federation Andrey Tuyev to Russia. He is accused of committing crimes under Part 2 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of power), part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (embezzlement)", - said in the message of the supervisory agency.

Investigators found out that in the period from October to November 2013, Tuyev entered into an unsecured loan agreement with the dummy LLC Reis. This led to the infliction of damage to the bank in the amount of over 240 million rubles.

In addition, Tuyev and his deputy, acting in the interests of Magnit-Invest LLC, which did not fulfill the conditions for the return of money under a loan agreement for an amount exceeding 260 million rubles, removed real estate objects for the amount of the pledge from the security of this agreement.

As a result, the company did not fulfill its obligations to the credit institution, which led to the bankruptcy of the latter and its liquidation.

Tuev himself disappeared. He was put on the international wanted list. In 2016, he was arrested in absentia. Then, in August, the fugitive banker was found in Cyprus. Law enforcers sent a request to the competent authorities for his extradition. The request was granted.

Tuev will be delivered to Moscow, accompanied by a special convoy, until the end of April. After that he will be sent to Perm to participate in investigative actions.

Note that Tuev asked the Cypriot court not to extradite him to Russia, explaining that his life could be in danger at home. According to Kommersant, his defender adhered to the same position. He was interrogated in Larnaca as a witness. According to sources familiar with the situation, Russia and Cyprus have signed the European Convention on Extradition.

Recall that the "Ecoprombank" was deprived of the Central Bank of the license in August 2014. The regulator explained that the bank did not ensure the timely fulfillment of obligations to creditors and depositors, and the managers and owners did not take effective measures to normalize the activities of the credit institution.