Ex-Russian Bank Chief Denies He Cheated Former Employer

By Bonnie Eslinger (November 19, 2021, 5:15 PM GMT) -- The former head of a Russian bank has denied being part of a conspiracy that allowed a billionaire client's company to pay off bank loans using the lenders' own money.

Evgeny Dankevich, the former chief executive of Otkritie Bank, told the High Court in a Nov. 12 defense filing, which has now been made public, that he wasn't even personally involved in the financial transactions at issue.

Dankevich "did not conspire with the [other] defendants as alleged ... and acted in the best interests of Bank Otkritie (and/or what he believed to be in the best interests of Bank Otkritie at...

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