Criminal proceedings have been initiated against MENATEP Saint Petersburg directors for tax evasion. The police economic crimes unit press secretary Tatiana Mironenko told Rosbalt that criminal proceedings were initiated as a result of a recent audit of bank records.
Police from the economic crimes unit conducted a search on the St. Petersburg office of the bank on December 1 and 2, while a search of the bank's Moscow office was conducted on December 9. As a result, relevant information was confiscated. The investigation will continue as part of the criminal proceedings.