The Simonovsky Court of Moscow sentenced the former vice-president of the Inteko company, Viktor Baturin, to six years in a general regime colony. He was found guilty of especially large-scale fraud (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and falsification of evidence in a civil case (Part 1 of Article 303 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), it follows from cards cases on the website of Moscow courts. Viktor Baturin is the brother of the widow of ex-mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, Elena Baturina.
In addition to restriction of freedom, Viktor Baturin was given a fine of 500 thousand rubles. He denied any wrongdoing. On charges of falsification, the court released the businessman from punishment due to the expiration of the statute of limitations for committing the crime.
In 2011, Viktor Baturin was suing Elena Baturina over a 25% stake in Inteko. After the sale of the company, the businessman filed a claim with the arbitration court for the return of rights to a share of the shares. Ms. Baturina called the documents provided by him fake.
On July 1, 2021, it became known that searches were carried out in Viktor Baturin’s apartment, and he himself was detained in a fraud case. A representative of Elena Baturina said that she addressed the investigation with a statement about possible fraud. Before this, criminal cases of fraud were brought against the businessman twice.