среда, 9 января 2019 г.

OCCRP called the Russians used " Moldovan landromat»

International investigators accused Alexander Shchukin and Ildar Uzbekov of money laundering


The project on investigation of corruption and organized crime (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) transferred to law enforcement agencies of a number of countries, including Moldova, a large package of documents about the true participants 
"Moldovan landromat" is an international money laundering scheme, thanks to which billions of dollars were withdrawn from Russia.
Among other things, the "package" includes "Panama papers" - information from the database of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which in the" tax havens " of the world offers services to customers who want not to advertise their names or keep their assets secret. OCCRP found out that former Kuzbass coal king Alexander Shchukin and his son-in-law businessman Ildar Uzbekov were active participants of "lanromat". OCCRP has established that the businessman Konstantin Lutsenko who at the same time, through the same channel, laundered means of the former Prime Minister of Moldova ion Sturza helped them with "washing".
            "Sturza worked in the structure of Rompetrol from 2002 to 2009 along with Lutsenko. However, judging by the materials of the "leak", both of them in this period were also partners in hidden from the eyes of offshore companies", - stated in the materials. We are talking about the companies Markside Holdings Ltd. and Chandler Group Holding (British virgin Islands (BVI).
Judging by the documents received by OCCRP, in may 2008, Sturza was a partner of Lutsenko in the company registered in the BVI — Chandler group Holdings. Among the founders of the company is Gunnar Nordsletten, whose father served as Ambassador of Norway to Russia from 2000 to 2008.
Seven months after the formation of Chandler group Holdings, Sturza left the company and transferred his 9 percent stake to Lutsenko, who owned three-quarters of the shares. In 2014, the entire block of shares was transferred to the disposal of three other offshore companies: Thinkpulse SA, Argali Holdings Ltd. and Sovereign Sales & Commerce Ltd.
These three companies are listed among the shareholders of another offshore company — Luxembourg Einer Energy Holding, co-owned by Ildar Uzbekov. On its accounts at one point received $ 20 million. As OCCRP found out, this money came from the coal magnate Alexander Shchukin, whose family is business partners of Konstantin Lutsenko.
"In early 2010, Lutsenko and Ildar Uzbekov were looking for opportunities to develop the oil business in Europe. Their first step was the opening Of einer Energy Holding in Luxembourg for the supply of petroleum products to Rompetrol. Through this structure, Shchukin invested $ 20 million in his European oil projects," OCCRP said.
            OCCRP also provides specific documents on these transactions.
It follows from them that " in 2009, Uzbeks became the son-in-law of Alexander Shchukin. As a result, family relations with Mr. Shchukin allowed Uzbeks to receive significant amounts of money, which the Shchukin family withdrew from Russia and wanted to invest outside of Russia."  "Since 2010, Uzbeks and Mr. Lutsenko have been establishing a European organization, Einer Energy, which has been registered in Luxembourg for the supply of Rompetrol biodiesel to other customers."
            According to OCCRP, in 2010 earned a "Laundromat service to our" in force until 2014. During this period, about $ 20 billion from Russia were exported through offshore companies, banks, fake loans, and proxy agents.
In October 2010, Uzbekov told his partners that He had approximately US $ 20 million for investment on behalf of Mr. Shchukin. In confirmation of this, Uzbekov sent a copy of a letter from the private Swiss Bank Clariden Leu Ltd., confirming that ZAM Services Ltd. ("Zam"), The Cyprus company controlled by Mr. Shchukin has about us $ 22 million in accounts with Clari den Leu and is ready to invest them.
According to OCCRP, the specific data "dirty" $ 20 million " were obtained from funds controlled by Uzbekov, and were obtained from Alexander Shchukin, a Russian oligarch or persons under His control."          
            OCCRP recalls that in 2011, a secret report of the Moldovan police stated:"our investigative activities and analytical work indicate that in the territory of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia operates an organized criminal group specializing in raider operations against large companies." And more than 100 million "laundered" dollars belonged to the raiders. Specific members of the group were not named. However, recall that the criminal owner of the Kuzbass Alexander Schukin has created its trade and industrial Empire that is corporate raids (in one of them he is now on trial) and eight years ago began the withdrawal of their capital to the British Isles. The coordinator of this operation was the husband of Elena-daughter Shchukin, Ildar Uzbeks.  They purchased a four-storey Highgate house, worth £ 15 million, a large plot of land, as well as two art galleries in London, in the Mayfair and Knightsbridge areas.
            As noted by OCCRP, the participants of the " landromat "are not vulnerable to law enforcement, because they carefully"cover all traces". You don't have to go far for confirmation. On the eve of the new year holidays, the newspaper " Interlocutor "published a large investigation about the participation of Shchukin and Uzbekov in the"landromat". Their PR-schiki immediately set to work and spared no expense to, identified and published facts were "cleaned" from the Internet. "Traces" of the investigation can be found in the Twitter channel "Interlocutor" and on individual resources, including rucriminal.info ahhh!   
            However, OCCRP Shchukin and Uzbekova, with their "laundered" billions", the details clearly to remove the "not too tough". 

Thomas Gordon

воскресенье, 6 января 2019 г.

Who pulled the "thread" has been extradited from Alexey Kuznetsov?

Father and son of Korneshov, Evgeny Dvoskin, Georgy Kopylenko, Andrey Pashkovsky



Investigators of the IC of Russia interrogated as the accused former Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region Alexei Kuznetsov, who was extradited by the competent authorities of the French Republic. He pleaded not guilty. At present, the accused and his defence counsel have asked the investigation to give them time to review the decision to bring him in as an accused.

If Kuznetsov still talk, the forgotten investigation of the giant embezzlement of funds in the Moscow region, can get a "second life". In custody then will be a very large group of businessmen and officials. In this regard, rucriminal.info begins to publish a series of articles, which will be named all the alleged participants of the giant Scam. In this publication, we will return to the character, which has already been told - a member of the Board of Directors of "Energy Russian company" (ERKO) George Kopylenko. In the first half of the article the story about his raider adventures will be continued. And, in-the second, - just we will call a number of accomplices of Alexey Kuznetsov.

Serious puncture at Georgy Kopylenko and his business partner Andrey Pashkovsky happened in 2004. Then in the interests of one of the construction companies "disa-invest" carried out raider seizure of JSC "Plant "Fili-roof". Its main advantage was the land on Kutuzov Avenue, which was owned by the construction company. The documentary part of the project was entrusted to Kirimov, he soon brought the decision of the Nizhneserginsky court of Sverdlovsk region, confirming the powers of the appointed "disa" of the new General Director of the plant. On the basis of this document, the raiders together with the chop fighters seized the plant. And soon it became clear that Kirimov decided to save the money allocated to it for a judgment. He forged the decision, putting on him only the real seal of the court. When this fact surfaced in January 2005, the investigator of the ATC CJSC opened a criminal case, first under the article "arbitrariness", and then reclassified it to"attempted fraud". Angry Kopylenko had a big fight with Kerimovym. As a result Kopylenko managed to agree with a consequence that he falls out of business, and all cones will fall down on Kirimov. On August 11, 2005, Kirimov was put on the Federal wanted list.

Kirimov was wanted until February 2008, and then he managed to agree that the case would be closed, and he was removed from the wanted list. Meanwhile, Kirimov continued to actively cooperate with other raiders, including Vladimir Palihata.

In 2001 the raiders of "dis-invest", including Kopylenko and Kerimovu, needed a Bank for implementing various financial transactions. According to the source Rucriminal.info from the banking community, as a result, they managed to gain control over the CB "Bank lending industry" ("Promkreditbank"). In June 2008, the Central Bank revoked the license of Promkreditbank for violation of the" anti-wash legislation "and for the fact that the Bank's customers"make transit operations that do not have economic sense". This Bank was cashing in for Kopylenko and Ko., and then they decided to offer similar services to third-party customers. Thus, Kopylenko entered the world of"cashing-in". And the "king" of this world considered Eugene. He lived in the United States for a long time, was arrested there more than 15 times for various scams. During one of the prison terms, he was in the same cell with the "thief in law" Vyacheslav Ivankov, nicknamed jap, arrested in the United States for extortion. Dvoskin and Ivankov met and maintained a relationship until the death of the latter. When Dvoskin was kicked out of the United States, he moved to Russia, came together here with a number of bankers. Dvoskin became one of the monopolists in the market "cash". All those who do not cooperate with him, are kicked out of the business very hard, often find themselves behind bars. Dvoskin picked up Kopylenko and To the necessary curators. According to the interlocutor Rucriminal.info, one of them was Alexander Korneshov. He was once chief editor of the newspaper "Russia", and then the head of the 5th Department of MGTU of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. And the son of the late Alex Kornilov considered to be man No. 2 headed by Dwoskin hierarchy absalikov. Source Rucriminal.info notes that the most friends Alexey Korneshov and Andrey Pashkovsky. In 2006, with the participation of Dvoskin and Kornilovich has implemented a Grand Scam of embezzlement of budget funds of the Moscow budget. Schemes theft was several, the most common of them was carried out so. In each district of the Moscow region there are municipal unitary enterprises (MUP) responsible for housing and communal services. Since 2006, these CBMs began to take huge loans from VTB-24 Bank, the guarantor of the return of which was the government of the MO. In fact, the movement did not have the money, they never left from VTB-24. Then they drew up documents that the loans are repaid at the expense of attraction of funds from outside agencies. And the municipal unitary Enterprises (with the permission of local legislative assemblies) concluded contracts under which they transferred the right to claim the debt from the government to various shell companies. In these firms, and do the budget. Then Dvoskin and Korneshov transferred them abroad, and the share of this money Dvoskin transferred to the accounts controlled by the then leadership of the Moscow region, including Alexei Kuznetsov. Part of the stolen funds went to the purchase of land and various objects in the MO, which were recorded on the "RIGroup". To supervise work with these assets and was entrusted to Pashkovsky and Kopylenko.

In the government of MO "project" Dvoskin and Korneshov supervised just Kuznetsov, and in VTB-the Manager of management on work with large clients Oleg Zhukovsky. At the end of 2007, the creators of the "project" and Zhukovsky had a conflict. In December 2007 on the territory of the cottage in the exclusive village of Forest Edge (Odintsovo district) in the basin was discovered associated the corpse of Zhukovsky. There was a suicide note on the side of the pool. However, experts came to a conclusion that there was a murder, the case under the relevant article was brought. Then its investigation suspended with the formulation"for impossibility to establish the person which are subject to criminal liability". According to the source Rucriminal.info somehow Alex Kornilov said that "Kuznetsova began to appreciate too expensive, the situation became interested in the relevant services, it is necessary Kuznetsova "merge", and the assets he has with Joan to pick up." It was under this slogan that the redistribution of spheres of influence in the Moscow region began. As a result, "ORSI"was born at the end of 2008. His official "persons" were Alexander Tobak and Mikhail Cherkasov. The main cover of "ORSI" became the Rothenberg brothers. But in reality the company runs Paszkowski, Kopylenko behind them Korneshov. Dvoskin also took an active part in its work.

To be continued

Anton Grozdev

четверг, 3 января 2019 г.

Ashkenazi - new lover of Nazarbayeva

How Kenes Rakishev and Timur Kulibayev place "the order" in the Western media



rucriminal.info he continues to talk about the unprecedented PR activity of Kenes Rakishev in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia and Europe. He pays for dozens of positive materials, both about himself, about the companies where he is the owner, and about his friend and senior business partner, the son-in-law of the President of Kazakhstan Timur Kulibayev. In particular, through the Western media Kulibayev is "excused" from relations with Goga Ashkenazi. At the same time Rakishev and Kulibayev "wet" through the media opposition, and sometimes the daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev Dariga. Kenes and Timur believe that it sometimes harms their common interests.
   In the last article, we reported on how Rakishev praises his person in the media. And now let's move on to his other PR-shares.
Recall that all instructions on what and where to go Rakishev gives Daniyar Ashimbaev (full-time PR Manager "verhushki" Kazakhstan), whose correspondence calls "brother". So, giving regular instructions and allocating unaccounted cash to the accomplices, says Rakishev Ashimbaeva, obviously, with a smile, "Papini Dariusu". (We are talking about Dariga Nazarbayeva). The speaker takes "under the hood" and is associated with an assigned clerk Kosenko. Kosenko writes materials on many custom themes, both negatively critical and positively image. So, according to the materials at the disposal of Rucriminal.info, December 23, 2013 Ashimbayev instructed Kosenko to write: "1. Review of recent events with Rakhat (fallen into disgrace Rakhat Aliyev-Ed) – remember the case of Sarsenbayev, Dariga's open letter (a couple of kicks would not hurt her), how "the Republic" relished the details, etc.", and "NCE-the results of the year".
Ashimbayev, by order of Rakishev, takes an active part in the formation of a positive image of Kulibayev and people around him. So, on December 6, 2013 he sent for approval Dzhambulat Sarsenov (then a member of the Board National chamber of entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Association "Kazenergy", member of the Executive Committee of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation) letter, which contained an extensive biographical material about Kulibayev for posting on Wikipedia.
On the same day, Sarsenov said to him: "About leaving the UK need to reformulate and remove the F Ozen."
At the same time, Ashimbayev also orders, and then publishes materials of a negative nature and about the personal opponents of Kulibayev and Rakishev from among the representatives of the Kazakh ruling elite. For example, on July 25, 2012 Ashimbayev sent for approval the material "Black holes" Samruk-Kazyna", which negatively characterized the activities of Umirzak Shukeyev, who replaced Timur Kulibayev as Chairman of the state welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna".
April 8, 2013 user "Nurlan Zhumabek" from the box "nurlan100@gmail.com" sent Ashimbayev to the address "adaniyar@mail.ru" commissioned article from" the Times "in English" Goga Ashkenazi: not your average oligarch " and its translation into Russian . According to the materials available rucriminal.info, this article Ashimbayev was supposed to post on the Internet to prove that Kulibayev had ended his relationship with Gauhar (Goga) Ashkenazi, the mother of his two children, and that she had a new admirer.
December 17, 2013 user "Gaziz Kulakhmetov" from the box "9888636@mail.com" sent Ashimbayev to the address "adaniyar@mail.ru" letter.
It included materials for publication on the termination of the investigation against Kulibayev by the Swiss authorities. Judging by the content of the letter, the above-mentioned materials were received by the user "Gaziz Kulakhmetov" from the user "Assel Tolengut" from the box "atolengut@gmail.com".
The materials were in the original language and translated.
A few minutes after receiving the above-mentioned letter, Ashimbayev from his box "adaniyar@mail.ru" sent to the user "Gaziz Kulakhmetov" on the box "9888636@mail.com" from-edited the texts of the two translations, entitled "Timur Kulibayev is justified. The case of money laundering is closed" and "Bern closes the criminal case against the son-in-law of the head of Kazakhstan".From the last letter we learn the names of the Newspapers, which housed custom materials on Kulibayev-Neue Zurcher Zeitung and Le Temps.

To be continued

Timothy Zabiyakin