Rosukrenergo, Firtash, Chernoy, Bawag – parliamentary inquiry in Austria, 2007 (open part)

Firtash parliamentary hearings in Austria

Сommittee of inquiry concerning  Financial Market Authority, BAWAG, Hypo Alpe-Adria and other financial service providers – incl. Raiffeisenbank work on behalf of Dmitry Firtash and Ivan Fursin.

Raiffeisenbank representatives claimed that they did compliance check with the due dilligence company Kroll which found that Firtash made his carrier not only as Semyon Mogilevich’s man, there were various factors (p. 95):

Deputy Mag. Werner Kogler (Greens): The content of this [Kroll] report what is it? With which main arguments at most also proof these were rather
public concerns about Firtash, possibly Fursin – there I am
not so well informed, but at least Firtash – refuted in the Kroll report?
Dr. Wolfgang Putschek (Raiffeisen): That was not the main argument, there was a series of facts that have just proven the history,shed light on the rise of Mr. Firtash, on how he came to his fortune, how his business has developed as he himself has come into the gas business, where he credibly have acquired the know-how to play a significant role in such a big transaction, and at the end of the report it culminated in a statement that there are no concerns about doing business with him and no connections to the mentioned Mr. Mogilevich.

Paul Manafort to help bringing down Spanish anti-corruption prosecutors in Andorra money laundering case

In 2017 Paul Manafort had a meeting with three Spanish nationals wanting to “bring down prosecutor Grinda” and his colleagues. One of the interlocutors was now imprisonned police’s officer José Villarejo, two others – businessmen from Andorra’s private bank investigated for money laundering since 2012 (among them – of Russian clients).

Literal transcription (Spanish):

Alberto Padrazo (Andorra’s private bank): No hay que moverse, tienen que irse de España [los hermanos Cierco]. Y se tienen que ir porque esto es todo un puta encerrona… Que el Gobierno andorrano no te quita a Grinda, eso solo viene de una parte, eso solo viene de una parte: de Paul Manafort [que en el que se han reunido el día anterior en Nueva York] y si no el famoso juicio 81, que es una macrocausa, que les vamos a sentar a todos en el banquillo y van a intentar… y el Gobierno de Andorra cuando vea que estos tíos tienen el apoyo de España y de Estados Unidos [Por Mariano Rajoy y Donald Trump] no van a tener cojones de hacer nada… Intento no precipitarme, yo que llevo trabajando un año en este tema (ininteligible) y le digo: “Mira, Javier, siempre es lo mismo… ‘Es que tengo papeles de no sé qué, de los Pujol’, nosotros no tenemos nada, darnos todo”.

English translation: The Andorran government does not take away Grinda [prosecutor called “Spain’s Robert Mueller”] from our  path, that can only come  from one part, that only comes from one part: from Paul Manafort … and if not, the famous trial 81, which is a macrocause, that we will all sit on the bench and they will try … and the Government of Andorra when it sees that these buddies have the support of Spain [at the level above prosecutors] and the United States they are not going to have anything to do … I try not to rush, I have been working on this subject for a year  and the Government of Andorra…”

Alberto Pedraza, one of the interlocutors explained about Manafort: “I am a businessman who is looking for business. I was invited to a trip to meet Paul Manafort and I went, but I have nothing to do with what Villarejo and De la Joya will get in their hands. Besides, what is told in a conversation like this and what happens next in real life makes a lot of difference. “

The same conspirators also discuss plans to accuse Grinda and other two anti-corruption prosecutors of paedophilia in another tapes. This happened in real life (accusations emerged and continue circulate in “alternative media” in Spain). The investigations are ongoing amid suspicions that Russian mobsters and an oligarch backed it.
Source.

Accusation act in the criminal case number 534530 from 1994 in Sant-Petersburg against the Tambov-Malyshev gang – Petrov, Malyshev, Kuzmin

petrov malyshev accusation 1994

Accusation act in the criminal case number 534530 from 1994 in Sant-Petersburg against the Tambov-Malyshev gang of creating organized crime community , extortion, gathering slush funds and their laundering in Europe. Main defendants: Gennady Petrov, Sergey Kuzmin, Alexander Malyshev. Cash, arms, including pistols and an arbalest to shot on “alive victims” were seized by the investigators in different locations. Cash in plastic bags was seized  at Petrodin’s company.

The arrested as a member of the gang Valery Ob’edkov was a policeman and used government-issued weapon during raid attacks, according to this accusation act.

See also cover page of this 22 volumes case with full list of defendants and criminal code’s articles.

In 1995, it led to almost full acquittal in trial  amid testimonies of corruption of the court. In the court, victims of extortion said they were wrong identifying their kidnappers. The Spanish court in 2018 trusted to this Sankt-Petersburg aquittal of 1995 and the more recent FSB reports, including of its Sankt-Petersburg branch, presented by the defence. Gennadi Petrov, failed to show at the Sanish court himself, was called honest businessman with revenues from Petrodin company and the Bank Rossiya in the sentence. For more details see Spanish Troika case’s sentence (aquittal).

Russian mafia case in Spain: conviction for tax evasion of the defendant Salikov

sentence salikov

Yuri Salikov was acquitted in the Russian mafia case (Troika case) in 2018 in Spain, on charges of money laundering of the Tambov gang funds, like all the other defendants. While the sentence recognized the suspicious transactions as “anti economic”, the difficulty was to prove the predicate offence when Russian authorities gave contradictory reports to Spain on the Tambov / gang, amid suspicion of strong ties of the main defendants with the Russian law enforcers and government.  See also accusation of 1994 in Sant-Petersburg against the Tambov-Malyshev gang of creating organized crime community , extortion, gathering slush funds and their laundering in Europe. It also led to almost full acquittal in trial  amid testimonies of corruption of the court. Victims of extortion said they were wrong identifying their kidnappers in the court. The Spanish court in 2018 trusted to this Sankt-Petersburg aquittal of 1995 and the more recent FSB reports, including of its Sankt-Petersburg branch, presented by the defence.

By the present sentence, from 4 April 2019, Yuri Salikov was convicted by the Spanish court Audiencia Nacional for  tax evasion (for the same transactions earlier incriminated in money laundering case).

Salikov was co-owner and than took over the Spanish company Sunstar SL from Gennadios (Gennadi) Petrov which is fleeing the Spanish justice, one can read in the sentence. In 2002-2003 Yuri Salikov increased the capital of the company by more than 2 Mln of euros, simulating three loans, which were factitious, considered the court. The company invested funds of unknown origin to invest in real estate (p. 5). Doing so, “Yuri Salikov omitted to declare the income, recieved in the 2002 financial year, of 2 283 830 euros, failing to pay a fee to public finances which should be 938 235 euros” (p. 6).

The court condemned Yuri Salikov (Jurij Mihajlovich SALIKOV) as the author responsible for a crime against the Public Treasury, defining a  penalty of one year and three months in prison and a fine of 469 117 euros, with subsidiary personal responsibility of six months in case of default.
The convicted person must also indemnify the Public Treasury as civil liability in the amount of EUR 938,235 plus legal interest.

As it is clear from the sentence, Salikov and his wife, participating in the business of her husband and Gennadios Petrov, both have German citizenship.

Yuri Salikov is considered by the Spanish investigation to be close to bank Rossiya long time major shareholder Gennadios Petrov and Iskander Makhmudov (accused of belonging to Izmaylovo gang) who allegedly paid a pledge for Salikov in 2008. See taped conversations summary of the Troika case for details.

Whistle blower in Magnitsky case Alexander Perepilichny to be sued by Gregory Bubnov, bank Pushkino

Pushkino bank vs Perepilichny

A Moscow’s court of decision to grant OOO Jirsa’s legal suit asking to enforce Alexander Perepilichny to pay 2 631 404 RUR of debts, from 10 March 2012 (granted). Perepilichny himself blamed his former Moscow’s partners Gregory Bubnov (now investing in Czech republic where he settled) and Alexander Semenov for extortion. The alleged debt of Perepilichny resulted from his loan of 3 Mln USD taken at Pushkino bank (founded by Gregory Bubnov) in 2009 bank and later was sold to OOO Jirsa, according to the decision.

Owners of OOO Jirsa: JIRSA HOLDINGS LIMITED Cyprus and Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich INN 772875373133; Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich INN 772875373133 is also linked to OOO “ST-TOR”: beneficial owner is Lugovaya Kseniya Alekseevna, former shareholders are Lugovoi Andrei Konstantinovich (wanted by UK on suspicion of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko), Lugovaya Tatyana Evgenevna, Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich, Lugovoi Yuri Konstantinovich. Source: Spark-interfax.

In 2010 the banker Alexander Perepilichny emigrated from Russia and gave bank wire documents to Hermitage Capital, becoming a whistle blower who had help to uncover a huge tax fraud case in Russia, more known as “Magnitsky case”. Died in UK in 2012 amid mysterious circumstances. Before emigration, Perepilichny had businesses in Moscow with his classmates Gregory Bubnov and Alexander Semenov. Most famous of them, “Bank Pushkino” and “Financial Bridge” were closed in 2013 by Russian financial regulators. Bubnov moved to Czech republic to carry out 60 Mln USD investments in real estate, together with a Russian partner.

 

Whistle blower in Magnitsky case Alexander Perepilichny to be sued by Gregory Bubnov and Andrei Lugovoy’s partner Kovtun

Alexander Perepilichny debts court decision

Smolensk court of appeal’s decision to reject OOO Jirsa’s legal suit asking to enforce Alexander Perepilichny to pay 42 Mln RUR of debts (ca. 1 350 000 USD), from 9 October 2012. Perepilichny himself blamed his former Moscow’s partners Gregory Bubnov (now investor in Czech republic) and Alexander Semenov for extortion. The alleged debt of Perepilichny resulted from his loan of 3 Mln USD taken at Pushkino bank (founded by Gregory Bubnov) in 2009 bank and later was sold to OOO Jirsa, according to a previous court decision from 2011.

Owners of OOO Jirsa: JIRSA HOLDINGS LIMITED Cyprus and Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich INN 772875373133; Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich INN 772875373133 is also linked to OOO “ST-TOR”: beneficial owner is Lugovaya Kseniya Alekseevna, former shareholders are Lugovoi Andrei Konstantinovich (wanted by UK on suspicion of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko), Lugovaya Tatyana Evgenevna, Kovtun Dmitri Vadimovich, Lugovoi Yuri Konstantinovich. Source: Spark-interfax.

In 2010 the banker Alexander Perepilichny emigrated from Russia and gave bank wire documents to Hermitage Capital, becoming a whistle blower who had help to uncover a huge tax fraud case in Russia, more known as “Magnitsky case”. Died in UK in 2012 amid mysterious circumstances. Before emigration, Perepilichny had businesses in Moscow with his classmates Gregory Bubnov and Alexander Semenov. Most famous of them, “Bank Pushkino” and “Financial Bridge” were closed in 2013 by Russian financial regulators. Bubnov moved to Czech republic to carry out 60 Mln USD investments in real estate, together with a Russian partner.

Partner of the whistle blower from Magnitsky case, banker from liquidated Russian banks, as an ambitious Czech developer

In 2010 The banker Alexander Perepilichny emigrated from Russia and gave bank wire documents to Hermitage Capital, becoming a whistle blower who had help to uncover a huge tax fraud case in Russia, more known as “Magnitsky case”. Before emigration, Perepilichny had businesses in Moscow with his classmates Gregory Bubnov and Alexander Semenov.

Perepilichny, along with Grigory Bubnov and Alexander Semenov, participated in several financial projects, the most famous of which were East Bridge Bank, Pushkino Bank and Financial Bridge (aka Finbridge). According to Perepilichny, when at the end of 2009 he returned to Russia from a business trip, he was met right at the airport and, threatened with a pistol, pushed into a car and forced to sign debt obligations. Semenov ad Bubnov subsequently sued Perepilichny on behalf of newly established by bank Pushkino companies.

A local banker from Mari-El, Russia, was complaining that Semenov, Bubnov and others, 5 people “invited me and began to offer to buy a hotel for the office of Sberbank. I immediately told them that such a building will not meet the necessary requirements. The conversation went on in another aspect, purely with a gangster vocabulary. They answered me, “you should think, you know who is behind us” (see more here).

Based on the frame of activity of Perepilichny and his whistle blowing of inside information on Magnitsky case, his acquaintance suggests that he “could have been involved in cashing out illegally reimbursed VAT”. All this scheme might be a “cancerous tumour on the body of the Russian economy, which everyone knows.” In 2012, Alexander Perepilichny died aged 44 in UK amid mysterious circumstances.

Pushkino Bank, established in 1990, was liquidated by Russian authorities in 2013, as well as East Bridge Bank and Financial Bridge.  One of the former shareholders of bank Pushkino left Russia and is wanted by Russian authorities “for fraud”.In 2013 one of the major shareholders of Pushkino became Alexander Dobrovisnki (partner and self proclaimed friend of the powerful Ilias Traber from Tambov gang).

Since 2017, Gregory Bubnov is a shareholder of several real estate companies in the Czech Republic. He’s simply presented by media as “a local Czech entrepreneur of Russian origin (no link to the bank Pushkino)” with huge construction projects in Prague, partner of Alexander Ruchyev, real estate developer from Russia. After investing Mio 60 $ in Czech republic, the companies plan to expand activity to Stuttgart, Germany, and Austria.

Czech entities of Bubnov are : G2 Group s.r.o., VLK development s.r.o, Wild Stone International s.r.o.

Wild Stone International s.r.o.
G2 group s.r.o.(4)
VLK development s.r.o.