Wife of Moscow ex-mayor evading interrogation
Now Baturina’s lawyers say that she had not received a single summons. On Monday, one of them told journalists that she had sent the Interior Ministry's Investigations Department a letter stating her address in Austria, to which summons can be delivered.
The Investigative Department wants Elena Baturina, the former head of Inteko, to give evidence concerning the misappropriation of 12.7 billion roubles (US$458 million) by top managers of the Bank of Moscow. The main suspects are its former president Andrey Borodin and former vice president Dmitry Akulinin. Prosecutors believe that the fraud was carried out though a front company Premier Estate affiliated with Baturina’s business. They also have questions on how the stolen money ended up on the accounts of Inteko, which, at the time of the deal in 2009, belonged to the businesswoman.