Arnold Tamm, Mogilevich, Mikhas, Gafur – Solntsevskaya, Spain


Spanish Interior’s report from January 22, 2018 on the phone’s content of the detained of Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), a crime lord of Solntsevskaya gang also known as Arnosha. A photo of Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas), Gafur Rakhimov (Gafur) and of Semen Mogilevich was found.

Arnold Spivakovsky (formerly Tamm; took his former wife’s last name) was arrested in Spain in September 2017 along with Oleg Kuznetsov, Sergey Dozhdev, Alexander Grinberg, and other defendants under suspicion of tax evasion, money laundering, and involvement in the activities of the Solntsevskaya organized crime group. The court arrested a total of 11 individuals. In the Civil Guard’s pretrial investigation report, Arnold Tamm is listed as the third most important member of the Solntsevskaya gang after Sergei Mikhailov (‘Mikhas’) and Viktor Averin (‘Avera’). In February 2018, Spivakovsky was released on a bail of 750,000 euros for the time of hearing on the merits and died, aged 51, the next year in Spain (no criminal reasons of the death are known). See “on the death of Tamm”.

The Spanish investigators’ attention was focused on two commercial organizations registered in Mijas, Malaga. The name of one of them, Agua de Mijas, interestingly coincided with the crime lord’s name — “Water of Mikhas”. Later, it was renamed to Agua Sierra de Mijas («Water of Mount Mikhas»). The word play is based on the name of the town and a mountain in Spain. The second company under investigation is Arrendamientos de maquinaria industrial Mardoz SL («Mardoz Industrial Machinery Rental»). The first company was managed by Sergey Dozhdev and his spouse, with Oleg Kuznetsov and Ekaterina Kadina listed as partners. The second company had Sergey Dozhdev, Ekaterina Kadina, and Valery Kulibaba as equity holders. 

Sergey Dozhev  Sergey Dozhdev says in his last statement (as per the court records):  «The real Russian mafia is those who rule the world. In particular, it includes Igor Sechin, a man who took over Sistema through Bashneft and MTS using his offshore companies. The Rotenberg brothers, who control the Platon Company, are in the mafia too. 75 percent of Platon belongs to offshore companies, which the Rotenbergs use to siphon off money to Europe. Arnold Tamm used to co-own Sistema. However, he had a disagreement with the Rotenberg brothers, and Herman Gref ceased the refinancing of loans through his son Arkady. The company incurred artificial liabilities, and Sechin bought it at a low price through offshore companies.»

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