Russian court overturns acquittal of ex-c banker

RUSSIA - A Moscow court has overruled the acquittal of a Central Bank official charged with abuse of office for giving a loan to a troubled bank and ordered a retrial, news reports said.

Prosecutors have accused Alexander Alexeyev, a deputy head of the Moscow city branch of the Central Bank, of extending the loan to collapsed giant SBS-Agro bank during the financial crisis four years ago.

Moscow's Moskvoretsky district court acquitted Alexeyev in May, ruling that he released the loan in complia