Bakiyev Jr. is suspected of fuel supplies collusion to a military base, which his firms bought in Russia. According to investigators, the former Kyrgyz leadership sanctioned the reduction of import duties for those companies.
Transport Procurator's Office instituted criminal proceedings under Article 303 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic "Corruption" on the importation of jet fuel in the Center of Transit at the international airport "Manas".
As the press service of the Prosecutor General reports, in the course of verifying the legitimacy of the import of jet fuel in the Center it was found out that under the Government decision of November 2, 2004 a draft law "On the rates of excise duty on excisable goods exported and produced by legal and physical entities in the Kyrgyz Republic " was introduced for consideration of members of the Supreme Council of KR ; it indicates that the import of jet fuel excise tax is 2000 som per ton.
However, in order to obtain benefits for the individuals concerned, the Kyrgyz Parliament passed and the President signed the Act, which states that since 2005 a zero rate of excise tax has been set on importation of jet fuel.
On the basis of the Act, starting from 2005 to the presentd 1807.2 thousand tons of jet fuel has been imported through the customs "North" and "Manas" without payment of excise duty, as the press service of the Prosecutor General reported.
The main suppliers of jet fuel to the Center of Transit at the international airport "Manas" are the companies «Red Star Enterprises Limited» and «Mina Corp Limited», registered in London and Gibraltar. On the basis of agency contracts the following companies supplied jet fuel to the representative offices of the above mentioned companies: OsOO Manas Fuel Services, OOO Kyrgyz Aviaeyshn, OsOO Central Asia Fuel, OsOO Avieyshn Fuel Service, OsOO Air Craft Petrol Limitet and OsOO Central Asia Trade Group; they received fuel from the refineries of the Russian Federation.
Press office of Prosecutor's General Office noted that all of the above companies belonged to Maxim Bakiyev. Given the evidence the amount of damage caused to the State is determined currently.
Earlier the representatives of Interim Kyrgyz Government under the leadership of Rosa Otunbayeva charged the former president and his relatives. There were dozens of criminal cases instituted against them.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev is now "staying with" Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Officially, he has not received political asylum there.
Earlier Mass Media reported that Boris Berezovsky could have asked Lukashenko to invite the deposed former president of Kyrgyzstan. According to the chief-editor of the Belarusian newspaper "Narodnaya Volya" Svetlana Kalinkina, Maxim Bakiyev might be related to Boris Berezovsky by the business obligations.
"The son Maxim Bakiev has a big business in different countries, and through the business he is associated with Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky had close contact with Bakiyev, and according to the Kyrgyz media, he has frequently visited Kyrgyzstan", Kalinkina said.
The property of Maxim Bakiyev in Kyrgyzstan has already been arrested . Earlier, Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan announced that the economic losses from illegal financial activities of friends of ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his family are more than 2 billion soms (more than 44 $ million).
23 criminal cases has been instituted upon the establishment of corruption schemes, money laundering and revenue legalization, as well as seizure and illegal privatization of state assets by the confidants of the deposed president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev, prosecutors say. However, the sum announced is not final. It is quite possible that the investigation will find out more "frauds" committed by Bakiyev and Co.
As a part of the investigation, a British citizen, Vugar Khalilov was arrested (according to the GP of Kyrgyzstan, he is Deputy Director General of ZAO «MGN group», Yevgeny Gurevich); he is charged with the legalization of funds obtained in illegal way.
General Director of OAO «Kyrgyzgaz» Salamat Aytikeev is charged with abuse of power and gas sales at low prices to the organizations controlled by Maxim Bakiyev, resulting in the state damage of 731 million 300 thousand soms ($ 16,1 million).
Source: K2K news, 01.05.2010