A commercial bank official, accused of large-scale fraud, has been extradited to Russia from Serbia

06 february 2021, 19:30

By request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia have extradited Russian national Darja GNEZDICH to Russia.

She is accused of the crime, stipulated in Art. 159, part 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud).

According to the investigation, in November 2017, Ms. GNEZDICH, then Deputy Chairman of the Board of Commercial Bank “Eurostandart” (Bank), using her official position, ensured signing a banknote deal for purchase of $ 5 million between the Bank and “Globexbank” JSC. She acted by prior agreement with the Advisor Chairman of the Board of the Bank and other persons.

Within the framework of carrying out of the deal, the Bank transferred to “Globexbank” JSC 292 million roubles, but the accomplices of Ms. GNEZDICH stole the foreign currency to the amount of $ 5 million allocated by “Globexbank” JSC for transferring to the Bank. Thus they caused material loss in especially large amount to the Bank.

As Ms. GNEZDICH escaped from the law-enforcement authorities, she was put on the international wanted list.

In October 2020, she was located in Serbia. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation submitted the request for her extradition, which was granted.

Darja GNEZDICH will be convoyed to Moscow by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation.

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