As it became known to Rucriminal.info, the investigation of the criminal case against Anton Astakhov, the son of the former children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, has been completed. He was charged in the final version with embezzlement by fraud of 1.2 billion rubles. Moreover, the materials, after familiarization with the accused and approval by the prosecutor's office, were received by the Savelovsky Court of Moscow. According to the card index of the Moscow City Court, in April, when Astakhov was under house arrest, he was detained, and on April 13, the Savelovsky Court decided to extend the detention (appealed by lawyer Shkalikov G.A. in the Moscow City Court, consideration on May 23). However, then the court, as in all cases with the Astakhov family, began to “be weird”. There are no arrest warrants. Moreover, judge Kozlova decided that the case did not fall under the jurisdiction of the Savelovsky court and returned it to the prosecutor's office. This decision has already been appealed.
It is worth noting that on May 10, inappropriately for Anton, his father-in-law, the governor of the Tomsk region, Sergei Zhvachkin, unexpectedly lost his post.
Recall that in the "Astakhov case" there are three confirmed episodes of theft and fraud in the amount of 1.2 billion rubles. Plus, after Astakhov and Co. took possession of the stolen company, they took and stole loans, drove more than 3 billion rubles through the stolen company ... They also managed to illegally receive a VAT refund of 127 million rubles.
The detention of Astakhov was accompanied by a huge scandal, about which the telegram channel of the Cheka-OGPU wrote in detail.
Investigators of the Department of Internal Affairs for the SAO came to the Golovinsky Court with a request to select a preventive measure against Anton Astakhov, earlier they detained him and placed him in a temporary detention center for two days. However, the district attorney at the very last moment gave the order not to support the prosecution. Anton's father, Pavel Astakhov, according to sources of the Cheka-OGPU, did not hesitate to give advice to the representative of the district prosecutor's office and discussed further actions with him in the corridors of the court. The hearing as a measure of restraint lasted six and a half hours ... The prosecutor, foaming at the mouth, tried to prove that white is black, and Anton is a real angel. As a result, they did not choose a measure of restraint for him at all.
Only after the publications of the Cheka-OGPU, Astakhov was sent under house arrest. From court documents it follows that “before and after the initiation of a criminal case, Astakhov A.P. exerted psychological pressure on the victim during telephone conversations, as he indicated in his testimony. Also Astakhov's accomplice A.P. Arseev fled, his whereabouts are unknown, the investigation has operational data that Astakhov A.P. may provide an accomplice with information about witnesses and the victim, in order to put pressure on them in order to change their testimony. According to investigators, the son of the ex-Ombudsman may take additional steps aimed at obstructing the proceedings, establishing in full his role in the crime, as well as exposing other accomplices in the crime. In addition, Anton Astakhov and his wife (daughter of the ex-governor of the Tomsk region Sergei Zhvachkin) do not work anywhere and could not provide income documents. Recall that Anton is accused of fraud for 1.2 billion rubles. Absolutely any other person with such a “set” would instantly go to a pre-trial detention center. But the son of Pavel Astakhov, apparently, from a "special caste."
During the last extension of house arrest, the judges came to the conclusion that Anton Astakhov “is accused of committing a serious crime, in complicity with persons whose whereabouts have not been established, he does not live at the place of registration, and therefore, the court has every reason to believe that being on freedom, Astakhov, realizing the legal consequences of the act incriminated to him, may hide from the preliminary investigation authorities and the court, or otherwise interfere with the criminal proceedings.
As Rucriminal.info found out, eccentricities also occur with another case, where Anton Astakhov appears. A year ago we published the article "Astakhov Movement". It said that Pavel Astakhov acts as a puppeteer, namely, he has a “puppet” Yuri Vladimirovich Kurdyukov, whom he and his sons Artem and Anton Astakhov introduce to their wealthy environment, including close friends and comrades. Kurdyukov Yuri Astakhov is presented as a decent and responsible entrepreneur, the closest friend of the family, who has a number of businesses in different areas. They say that Yuri is a proven businessman who has proven himself on the positive side, to whom they gave large sums of money to manage. And allegedly they gave him not only their money, but also the money of their comrades.
When meeting Yuri Kurdyukov, he was always dressed to the nines, drove up in luxury cars with a driver, closed accounts at the table, made expensive gifts.
At the same time, according to the sources of Rucriminal.info, Yuri acted under the leadership of the Astakhovs, confirming that he has a business and that his friends are engaged in various areas entrepreneurship. Basically, it was explained that money is needed in circulation for the purchase of tableware from abroad, since there are stable channels for their sale in the Russian market. Yuri, like most swindlers, has the talent to win over people and inspire confidence.
According to the interlocutor, Pavel Astakhov gives instructions to Yuri how to behave with this or that client, what to say, how to answer questions, and what business story to tell so that the story seems the most believable.
In the period from 2015 to 2018, Yuri managed to attract funds from several victim-clients for a total amount of more than 450 million rubles. Yuri Kurdyukov took funds under a loan agreement or a receipt.
Today Rucriminal.info publishes a continuation of this story.
One of the creditors (Igor Vladimirovich Sheiko): who gave money in the amount of 1,300,000 USD on receipt to Yury Vladimirovich Kurdyukov, managed to initiate a criminal case No.
Osipov Maxim, who is the former driver of Yuri Kurdyukov, was summoned for questioning. He came with a lawyer, who is from the Bar Association of Pavel Astakhov. During interrogation, Maxim Osipov said that he had nothing to do with Yuri Kurdyukov, although in reality Maxim was aware of the whole situation. Now Maxim Osipov continues to work for Pavel Astakhov's family and carries Artem Astakhov (Pavel's son).
As a result, on October 18, 2020, the investigation of the case was suspended. The source believes that not without the participation of Pavel Astakhov.
Initially, the criminal case was led by Senior Lieutenant of Justice A.L. Verbitskaya. from the 1st department of the MF for the ROPD SU ATC for ZAO GU MVD RUSSIA in Moscow. But then the case was transferred to Lieutenant of Justice Bezrukova E.A. and 02/14/2022 and adopted by a resolution for production and further investigation. The order for further investigation of the case was given by the deputy head of the Investigation Department of the Internal Affairs Directorate for ZAO in Moscow, Tsibulin S.M.
In April 2022, Anton Astakhov, who is now accused in another case, was interrogated in this case. Anton said that he knew Yuri Kurdyukov, but had no dealings with him. According to the source, in fact, Anton Astakhov, just like Pavel Astakhov and Artem Astakhov, was directly related to the cases of Yury Kurdyukov.
“At the moment, Pavel Astakhov is connecting all his connections and corruption schemes in order to close the case of Yury Kurdyukov. Various people come from the family to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Closed Joint-Stock Company for Moscow and the Moscow Prosecutor's Office to resolve the issue, ”said the interlocutor of Ruriminal.info.
According to the source, Artyom Astakhov has been telling everyone lately that his brother Anton will soon be released from house arrest, because. necessary agreements already exist.
To be continued