One of the shareholders of the shoe retailer CenterObuv Sergey Lomakin was put on the federal wanted list on suspicion of embezzlement of a large sum from Gazprombank. A criminal case was instituted due to non-payment by Centrobuv of loans to Gazprombank. Earlier, the Centrobuv Group of Companies passed an audit at the request of the bank.
According to the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk, on the basis of the collected materials of the audit conducted by the employees of the UEBiPK of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, the Main Directorate of the Metropolitan Police a criminal case was opened under article of the Criminal Code Criminal Code against one of the shareholders of the Central Group of Companies, the official did not name the shareholder .In 2013 – 2014, Gazprombank opened credit lines of LLC CenterO (operator of the Centro chain of stores belonging to the CenterObuv group) and TD TsentrObuv. This year, the refund period has expired, and companies have arrears to the bank in the amount of 8,6 billion rubles.