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.

Strabag answers to Human Rights Watch about unpaid migrants in Sochi

The response of the Strabag company’s representative to Human Rights Watch’s approach in relation to a migrant workers’ complaint.

During the Sochi Olympics, Strabag, an Austrian company co-owned since 2007 by Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska (http://www.strabag.com/databases/internet/_public/content.nsf/web/BE7782B9E4975D46C1257A0D00408636), used subcontractor Rai, which did not pay its migrant workers. Possibly in order to free up funds to pay cuts to officials, the company, Rai, massively employed migrants without pay at the construction of 5-star hotels in the Olympic Village. After finishing the work, the migrants were detained by Russian police and deported.

According to Strabag’s answer, not paid people were working for subcontractor which was not in line with contractual obligations nor with legal regulations.  No probes followed.

For background, see the full report by Human Rights Watch “Race to the Bottom. Exploitation of Migrant Workers Ahead of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi”.

In the same time, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny made a map of alleged corruption in Sochi. Se also report by Boris Nemtsov † and Leonid Martynyuk Winter Olympics in the Subtropics.

For more Deripaska related links, see here and here.

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Izmaylovo gang, complaint to the US District court – RICO law

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
DAVIS INTERNATIONAL, LLC, HOLDEX, LLC,:
FOSTON MANAGEMENT, LTD, and :
OMNI TRUSTHOUSE, LTD, –
Plaintiffs, :
:

v.

:
NEW START GROUP CORP., VENITOM CORP., :
PAN-AMERICAN CORP., MDM BANK, :
URAL-GORNO METALURAGICAL [sic, for METALLURGICAL] COMPANY, :
EVRAZ HOLDING, MIKHAIL CHERNOI, :
OLEG DERIPASKA, ARNOLD KISLIN, :
MIKHAIL NEKRICH, and ISKANDER :
MAKMUDOV, :
83-1(1)