A former owner of the debt-laden Antipinsky refinery, Russia???s largest independent oil-processing plant, was arrested in Moscow, his company said in a statement.??
New Stream group said its head, Dmitry Mazurov, was arrested by the Investigative Committee on Saturday at Moscow???s Sheremetyevo airport when he arrived back in Russia.
It said Mazurov was a suspect in a criminal case, without elaborating. New Stream formerly owned the refinery.
Authorities were not immediately available for comment.
Last month, SOCAR Energoresurs, a joint venture between Russia???s largest lender, Sberbank, and a group of investors, acquired an 80% stake in the Antipinsky refinery. Sberbank is the plant???s main creditor.
The plant, which has an annual capacity of 9 million tonnes, filed for bankruptcy in May, weeks after a London court ordered its assets to be frozen in response to a lawsuit from a trading house.
Court data showed there were 346.5 billion roubles ($5.5 billion) of claims against the refinery.
$1 = 62.9902 roubles Reporting by Natalia Chumakova; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Peter Cooney