MOSCOW, May 23 (RAPSI) – A Moscow court froze the assets of Rosbank CEO Vladimir Golubkov on Wednesday at the request of investigators involved in a $1.5 million bribery probe, a court spokesperson said.
Rosbank, one of Russia's top 10 banks in terms of assets, is the Russian subsidiary of France’s Societe Generale banking group.
“Golubkov's house in the Moscow Region has been seized, as well as four plots of land, and two apartments in Moscow,” spokesperson Nina Yurkova said.
Golubkov's bank accounts were also frozen over the weekend, she said.
The banker was detained on May 15 while allegedly accepting 5 million rubles ($160,000) as part of what police said was a larger kickback of $1.5 million from a representative of a private company.
Moscow’s Presnensky Court on May 18 ordered him to be placed under house arrest until July 16. Golubkov, 48, faces up to seven years if convicted of bribery.