The Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), on behalf of Yugra Bank, which was declared bankrupt in 2018, filed a lawsuit against the owner of a credit institution, Alexei Khotin, in the amount of more than 180 billion rubles. This follows from file cabinets Moscow courts.
The lawsuit was also filed against some other structures with which Aleksey Khotin may be associated: against the New Pechora Energy Company, the companies “Surgut Wells”, “Yukateks Yugra”. The hearing on this case will be held on May 30 at the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow.
This is the second lawsuit filed by the bank against Aleksey Khotin. The first was filed on April 25, 2022, it was also considered by the Zamoskvoretsky Court, which terminated the proceedings on this case on June 29. On June 14, the Moscow City Court’s appeal left this decision unchanged. Later in October, the Court of Cassation sent the case back for a new hearing.
The investigation claims that Aleksey Khotin in 2014 created and headed a group that consisted of persons appointed by him to senior positions in Yugra. The Prosecutor General’s Office believes that from 2014 to 2017, the group stole the bank’s funds in the amount of 23.6 billion rubles, issuing knowingly bad loans to the companies controlled by Alexei Khotin, Kapstroy, Vostok, Multanovskoye.
Alexey Khotin has been under house arrest since 2019. He and other defendants in the case were charged under Part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (misappropriation or embezzlement on an especially large scale). We can talk about more than 200 billion rubles. Aleksey Khotin himself and other defendants do not admit their guilt.
The Central Bank revoked Ugra’s license in 2017. The regulator argued that Yugra was placing funds raised from the public in “assets of poor quality”, and the audit revealed a complete loss of its capital by the bank. In 2018, the Moscow Arbitration Court declared Yugra bankrupt.