A Secret Investigation Is a Crime

Radio Echo Moskvy, 24 January 2012
Attorney Vladimir Krasnov

On 24 January, the Vedomosti daily published an article that in fact says that the former president of the Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin is under investigation not only in connection with a criminal case concerning a credit issued to the Premier Estate Closed Joint-Stock Company but also a number of other cases.

The official and the only version known to the defence team is Criminal Case #89816, opened in December of 2010, under which a new order was issued on 29 September 2011 to prosecute Mr Borodin on a fraud charge (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The defence team was notified about the order in a form that fails to comply with legislation. Continue reading

Statement by Andrey Borodin’s Defence

Today, the Investigative Department of the Russian Interior Ministry has issued a statement claiming that conduct by former President of OJSC Bank of Moscow Andrey Borodin and his first deputy Dmitry Akulinin contains elements of corpus delicti contemplated in part 2, article 201 of the RF Criminal Code, “Abuse of Authority”, allegedly pertaining to transactions with CJSC Investlesprom stock.

In this regard, A. Borodin’s defense attorneys find it necessary to point out certain circumstances. Continue reading