The practice of kidnapping changed after a team of immigrants from the TFR, led by Igor Krasnov, arrived at the Attorney General’s office. The asset discovery mechanism remains the same. While overseeing the investigation of criminal cases, which are in the proceedings mainly of investigators from the central office of the TFR, and less often the investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, prosecutors have identified assets that their people were hiding from declaring.
After due investigation, legal actions were brought in courts, usually in the capital region, against the main defendants, their relatives, friends and partners. However, in some cases, the very subject of the question has changed.
If under Yuri Chaik, supervision was content with assets, albeit very large, but still not so impressive in the form of apartments, houses, land, convicted of corruption offenses, now large companies have been subjected to confiscation measures.
Therefore, at the request of the First Deputy Attorney General Anatoly Razinkin, the port of Bronka in St. Petersburg was transferred to the deep-sea state. It was established that for the construction of this impressive well, the St. Petersburg oligarch, the head of the Forum holding Dmitry Mikhalchenko, used stolen funds during the construction and reconstruction of the presidential residence facilities in Novo-Ogaryovo.
Finding himself under investigation on charges of embezzlement and organization of a criminal community (Articles 159 and 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in a pre-trial detention center, the businessman, fearing arrest and confiscation of assets, has rewritten the port for the wife of former FSB chief Yevgeny Murov and former first deputy head of the FSB in St. Petersburg, General Nikolai Negodov. The port was taken from them by prosecutors.
No less impressive was the confiscation of a well-known politician of the Primorsky Territory, a former deputy of the State Duma of United Russia, Sergei Sopchuk.
Initially, prosecutors captured United Russia in the secret ownership and management of Terney Zoloto LLC, which was developing gold and silver reserves in the Terneisky region of Primorye, estimated at 38.539 billion rubles. Subsequently, having obtained the confiscation of the property, the surveillance took over other properties of Mr. Sopchuk, who did not participate in the new elections to the State Duma.
So, now in Moscow, at the place of registration of the accused, a lawsuit is being considered to turn into state revenue one of the largest recreation complexes in the Vladivostok suburb – “Mayak”, estimated at more than 800 million rubles. and was in possession of facilities controlled by Mr. Sopchuk.
He himself is not involved in the proceedings. Having lost his parliamentary powers, Mr. Sopchuk immediately went abroad: the Investigative Committee of Russia is looking for him on charges of illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity (Article 289 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and legalization of funds acquired by criminal means (part 4 of article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to some reports, “Mayak” is precisely the subject of such legalization.
Following the intervention of the prosecutor, another former United Russia deputy, Andrei Golushko, who owned a 50 percent stake in the Aktsiya holding, which included the gas supply company Omskgorgaz, also appeared in the criminal case for fraud and lawsuit, he was left without part of the company assets.
As the investigators established, and after them the prosecutors and the court, due to the artificial inclusion in the tariff of OOO Omskgazset, the cost of renting gas pipelines from gas consumers was stolen (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia Federation) 1.4 billion rubles. Omskgorgaz, which was controlled by Andrei Golushko, sold the pipelines to an affiliated facility, OOO Omskgazstroy, for 45 million rubles, and then leased them from it for 220 million rubles. in the year.
Subsequently, the networks were also sublet by Omskgazset LLC, which was headed by Mr. Golushko’s son-in-law Alexander Orlov.
The defendants of this request were seized jointly and severally the equivalent of assets estimated at 2.2 billion rubles.
But most of all from the court actions lost the former minister of open government affairs Mikhail Abyzov, who, as an official, managed OJSC Siberian Energy Company (Sibeko), as well as offshore companies Vantroso Trading Ltd, Lisento Investments Ltd, Besta Holdings Ltd, Kullen Holdings Ltd, Alinor Investments Ltd, registered in Cyprus.
Initially, the court in the request of a prosecutor confiscated 32 billion rubles from the sale of Sibeko, then charged him another 22 million dollars for operations with these funds.
Another co-defendant in the prosecutor’s request was Alfa-Bank, from which prosecutors are suing $ 30.8 million and 5.6 billion rubles. The bankers, however, entered into an amicable agreement with the supervisor, according to which the sums raised by the court were transferred to charitable activities in the fields of education and lighting.
In turn, Mr. Abyzov will soon appear before the court in a criminal case, in which he and his accomplices are accused of art. 210, 289 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and others.
According to the Attorney General’s Office for Criminal, Civil and Arbitration Cases Related to Crimes and Bribery Violations, a record 727 billion rubles was raised during the year.
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