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Case for 'Hooligan' Banker

The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office has opened a case on charges of securities fraud against banker Matvei Urin, earlier detained on hooliganism charges for allegedly ordering the beating of a Dutch citizen, Kommersant reported Monday.

Prosecutors said Urin was behind a scheme to produce bills of exchange for Tradobank worth 214 million rubles ($7.1 million) last year, the report said.

Investigators said earlier that Urin ordered his guards to beat up Jorrit Jost Faassen, 30, after a conflict on

Rublyovskoye Shosse near Moscow in November.

Faassen is alleged to have ties to Gazprom, and unconfirmed blog reports claimed that he might be the husband of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s daughter Yekaterina.

Six banks linked to Urin had licenses revoked after November’s incident.

(MT)

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