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The IBSP Depositors Committee

The Investigative Committee for the North-West opened a criminal case on the falsification of financial statements at the collapsed International Bank of St. Petersburg. "Fontanka" knows that the application of the Deposit Insurance Agency for ten months wandered between the investigation of the police headquarters and the prosecutor's office of the city, and the Prosecutor General's Office quietly agreed.  

As it became known to our publication on December 25, about a week ago, a criminal case was opened in the Investigative Committee for the North-West under Article 172.1 of the Criminal Code – "Falsification of financial documents of accounting and reporting of a financial organization". It was initiated against unidentified persons from among the management and board of the International Bank of St. Petersburg( IBSP), from which the Central Bank revoked the licenseat the end of 2018, and in the fall of this year the arbitration court declared bankruptcy.

The intrigue lies in the following situation. After the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) entered the bank at the end of 2018, around February of this year, it sent a multi-page analysis of the financial condition of the IBSP to the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kolokoltsev.

From the review, it turned out that about 9 billion rubles were illegally withdrawn from the bank. From the central office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the materials went to the Main Investigation Department of the regional GU of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where from spring to September 2019, the investigation tried to open a criminal case at least four times. And not a general investigation, but immediately in relation to the ex-senator, the actual owner and head of the board Sergey Bazhanov (the documents are at the disposal of the editorial board).

According to "Fontanka", the GSU on Ligovsky Prospekt printed a resolution on the initiation of proceedings under Article 201 of the Criminal Code – "Abuse of power" on four separate occasions. The same number of times the city prosecutor's office did not agree. Our publication knows that the investigators were advised to finalize, then finish with the defendant. In the end, it was not possible to interview him, because Sergey Bazhanov left for either London or Nice.

Fontanka understands that during this time, the DIA and the Central Bank, in general, understood everything that had been going on. Moreover, our publication added a conspiracy theory, saying that Sergey Bazhanov is a lieutenant colonel of the State Security Service. Then the Central Bank appealed to the Prosecutor General's Office for the Northwestern Federal District, which is on the English Embankment, who had a closer look. According to Fontanka, neither the GSU of the Ministry of Internal Affairs nor the Prosecutor's Office of St. Petersburg yet know the details.

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