Confirmation of proceedings at Russian Prosecutor’s office against Makhmudov and Deripaska

General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia

18.11.2014 № 34/3-334-12

On your request, I inform you that, on April 10, 2007, the Central Investigative Court No. 4 of the National Audience of the Kingdom of Spain initiated a criminal case (№101 / 2007-D) regarding Makhmudov I.K., Deripaska O.V., and other persons under Art. 515 (creation of a criminal association), Art. 301 (money laundering), and Art. 305 (offense against the State Treasury) of the Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Spain.

This criminal case, with the qualifications of the offense under Art. 174, 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation 07.12.2012, was transferred by the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation according to the Art. 151, 459 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Russia for further investigation in the Investigative Department of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia.

The deadline for the preliminary investigation in the case was extended to 02/10/2015.

Deputy Head of Supervision of the Investigation of Highly Important Cases, V.V. Ignashin.

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Deripaska welcomed the transfer of the case from Spain to Russia, done by the Spanish judge, Fernando Andreu.

Credit Lyonnais, Saint Petersburg, 1992

Credit Lyonnais Chesnokov

Phonebook from Credit Lyonnais Bank, 1992, showing that its headquarters office in Russia had been opened in St. Petersburg (see Putin’s words on this back in 1992). Office chief was Michel Tschesnakoff (also known as Mikhail Chesnakov or Chesnokov). By 2015, Chesnakov, then president of ABB Russia (Switzerland), was investigated in Switzerland because of suspicions that he opened Credit Lyonnais’ accounts to accept illegal kickbacks from Siemens to Gazprom. In a Swiss court, the defendants claimed that the purpose of transactions was payment for consultation and were acquitted.

Book by Marina Salye, Part 5

Book by Leningrad/St. Petersburg city council member (1990–1993) and anti-corruption investigator, Marina Salye: Mafruption, mafruption!!! Mafia and corruption, Moscow, 1994; edition: “Zakryty Club”.

In this book, Marina Salier analyzes the decrees of President Yeltsin, the orders of the government at that time, and concludes that they are condoning corruption, masquerading as “increased control” and “fighting organized crime which tries to penetrate power”. Thus, the retention of export licenses has led to them becoming “expensive” — that is, they were sold for a bribe. She points out the irony over other decrees, like “the free sale of goods on the basis of a permit issued”; showing the unlimited power of civil servants at that time.

Book by Marina Salye, Part 4

Book by Leningrad/St. Petersburg city council member (1990–1993), Marina Salye, Mafruption, mafruption!!! Mafia and corruption, Moscow, 1994; edition: “Zakryty Club”. Part 4.

In this book, Marina Salye analyzes the decrees of President Yeltsin, the orders of the government at that time, and concludes that they are condoning corruption, masquerading as “increased control” and “fighting organized crime which tries to penetrate power”. Thus, the retention of export licenses led to them becoming “expensive” — that is, they were sold for a bribe. She points out the irony of other decrees, like “the free sale of goods on the basis of a permit issued”, showing the unlimited power of civil servants at that time.

 

Book by Marina Salye, Part 3

Book by Leningrad/St. Petersburg city council member (1990–1993), Marina Salye: Mafruption, mafruption!!! Mafia and corruption, Moscow, 1994; edition: “Zakryty Club”. Part 3.

In this book, Marina Salye analyzes the decrees of President Yeltsin, the orders of the government at that time, and concludes that they are condoning corruption, masquerading as “increased control” and “fighting organized crime which tries to penetrate power”. Thus, the retention of export licenses led to them becoming “expensive” — that is, they were sold for a bribe. She points out the irony of other decrees, like “the free sale of goods on the basis of a permit issued”, showing the unlimited power of civil servants at that time.