Ex-employee of the GUEbiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Dmitry Zakharchenko was transferred from IK-5 in Mordovia to Moscow, to the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. In the capital's pre-trial detention center, he will get acquainted with the materials of the case on receiving Zakharchenko bribes worth 1.5 billion rubles. Co-owners of GK 1520 Valery Markelov (in jail), Boris Usherovich (wanted), bankers Ivan Stankevich (wanted) and Dmitry Motorin (wanted) acted as bribe takers. The basis of this high-profile case was the testimony of a fugitive banker German Gorbuntsov (also on the wanted list). They contain information thanks to which a whole group of former and current security officials can be sent into custody. Rucriminal.info decided to publish these testimonies in full in several parts.
“Since 2000, I have been working in the banking sector. At first, I was one of the participants of Interusbank, but in 2001 I ceased to be one due to my disagreements with other participants.
From 2002 to 2010, I was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Industrial Credit Bank, which I control, had a 50% interest in the authorized capital, other members of this bank were Yury Alexandrovich Vasiliev, whom I have known since about 1995. Vasiliev Yu.A. previously worked in the FSB of the Russian Federation, from his words - he was introduced into the “Podolsk” and “Izmailovo” criminal groups and later began to control security issues there. Between me and Vasiliev Yu.A. there was a fairly trusting business relationship (we were even neighbors until 2009, our suburban areas had a common fence), as a result of which Vasiliev Yu.A. regularly informed me of various information related to classified information (about its introduction into a criminal group, work “undercover”, materials of the FSB’s developments regarding criminal authorities, anti-terrorist operation reports) or strictly confidential, including information about some illegal actions . Another partner in Industrial Credit Bank was Dragan Konstantin Maratovich, co-owner of the publishing house “Drofa”.
In parallel with this (in the period from 2002 to 2010), both personally and through controlled legal entities, I was a member of the following banking organizations:
- “Interprogressbank” - 50% of the authorized capital belonged to me, the rest of the authorized capital was controlled by A. Krapivin, B. Usherovich. and Markelov V.A., this participation took place after my acquaintance with the indicated persons with whom we jointly acquired this bank;
- “Capital Trade Bank” - 50% of the authorized capital belonged to me, the rest of the authorized capital was controlled by Krapivin A.V., Usherovich B.E. and Markelov V.A. by purchasing it from me after we met;
- “ZATO-BANK” (100% in the authorized capital);
- Bank Baltika (100% in the authorized capital).
- “Universal Bank of Moldova” (87% in the authorized capital), also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
I can explain that Interprogressbank and the Capital Trade Bank were purchased from banker Antonov Alexander Yuryevich, a well-known banker.
Since about 1995-96, I have been acquainted with Sergey Vladislavovich Mendeleev, with whom I have developed business and working relations. Mendeleev S.V. He is an experienced employee in the banking sector, from 2006 to 2010, he actually oversaw the entire block of client relations at the Capital Trade Bank and was personally responsible for all relations with the group of Krapivin, Markelov, Usherovich and the only one who understood the full scope of operations with them, including shadow ones. Subsequently (2011) he transferred all operations to Investbank, which he purchased from Antonov Vladimir Alexandrovich (son of Antonov A.Yu.)
Around 2004, when Mendeleev S.V. married with Antipova Ekaterina Stanislavovna, I was invited to his wedding, which took place in the restaurant "Chocolate". There were a lot of guests, among whom were unknown to me Markelov Valery Anatolyevich and Usherovich Boris Efimovich. Mendeleev S.V. specially put these persons at the same table with me so that we would meet.
Through Markelov and Usherovich, in the future, I met with Andrei Viktorovich Krapivin, who was introduced to me as the chief financier of Russian Railways. The meeting took place in the office of Usherovich on Old Basmannaya Street, d.14 / 2 p. 4.
Since my acquaintance with Usherovich, Markelov and Krapivin, business relations have been established between us based on the provision of banking services to them by the forces of banking organizations controlled by me. So in the banks belonging to me, the organizations under their control opened settlement accounts. In addition, since business projects implied the need for some guarantees in controlling cash flow, the group of Usherovich, Markelov and Krapivin became co-owners of the above banks (50% in Interprogressbank, 50% in the Capital Trade Bank).
Krapivin, Markelov and Usherovich had a joint venture - LLC “KUM” (named after the first letters of their names), on which a large number of their assets were registered (for a complete list of these assets, you can take an archive extract from the Fed and the Federal Tax Service). For some period of time, Krapivin, Markelov and Usherovich were participants in this society as individuals, and later (to hide their participation) “hid” behind the Cypriot offshore structure - “Rogenial Limited” (or consonant name). According to Usherovich himself, assets of 3–3.5 billion US dollars were collected at KUM LLC. I learned about KUM LLC in 2009 after my departure from Russia, I will report on these circumstances below.
Due to my long communication with Vasiliev, Krapivin, Markelov and Usherovich, I know the details and circumstances of their activities.
In particular, during my course with Yu. A. Vasiliev I learned about communication that his close friend is Sergey Stanislavovich Derevyanko, who holds senior management positions in the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. In particular, Derevyanko definitely held some leading positions in the structure of the GUSB of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Central Federal District, and by virtue of his official position he rendered Vasiliev Yu.A. and through him Markelov general protection in business, as well as in the resolution of complex criminal cases. Instead, Vasiliev Yu.A. Derevianko paid 300,000 US dollars monthly, payment was made in cash, for which, through my former employee, Stankevich Ivan Alexandrovich (who, after my “hasty” departure from Russia, switched to regular work with Usherovich). Payments were made in cash, as well as through the purchase of expensive gifts. Money was ordered monthly (at the command of Stankevich) through the Capital Trade Bank, and transferred by courier or personally collected by Vasilyev and subsequently transferred to S. Derevyanko. Directly transferring money to Derevianko, Vasiliev personally carried out no one to do this, since, according to Vasiliev, Derevianko was very worried about personal safety and the possible capture of red-handed law enforcement officers.
As Vasiliev Yu.A., Derevyanko S.S. He is a great connoisseur of expensive watches, in connection with which there were cases when instead of cash in the interests of S. Derevyanko at his request, paid to Sergey Vladimirovich Safonichev, who is the only supplier of exclusive watches to Russia. The minimum cost of hours purchased for Derevianko has never been below $ 100,000. As I know from the words of Vasiliev Yu.A., Derevyanko S.S. there are about 100 watches purchased in this way for other people's money.
I personally saw Derevyanko in company with Yu.A. Vasiliev several times in the restaurant in the building of the Gostiny Dvor on Varvarka Street in Moscow, as I knew from Vasiliev and Usherovich, that Derevyanko also served the activities of the KUM group due to his official position.
As for Markelov, I personally know from him that he was actually the link between Krapivin and Usherovich, while their group had a fairly clear division in the lines of activity.
So, Markelov was responsible for the power support of the KUM group’s business through law enforcement officers, since he specially made corruption acquaintances with the people of this category he needed, often spent leisure time with them in some restaurants, at football matches, in a bathhouse near Komsomolskaya Square . It was Markelov who oversaw the main interaction with law enforcement agencies. If someone received subpoenas or requests for law enforcement agencies, then these documents were given to Markelov to resolve the issue, then Markelov later said that “the initiators were mistaken” and there were no more questions, there were no repeated requests.
In addition to power support from law enforcement agencies, Markelov controlled the financial and economic activities of various legal entities (more than 400 legal entities, their data can be obtained by studying the information on my laptop), which interacted and were connected by contractual relations with JSC Russian Railways. These legal entities were both “empty” (that is, they did not carry out real financial and economic activity, were used to ensure extras and visibility of competition in competitions and tenders by the Russian Railways), and organizations with a real financial and production base.
In particular, Markelov’s companies interacted with the structures of Russian Railways:
- Department of Capital Construction (TSUKS)
- Department of Corporate Property (CRI)
- Center for the Organization of Procurement (TsKZ)
- Directorate for the comprehensive reconstruction of railways and the construction of railway facilities (DKRS)
- Directorate for the construction of communication networks (DCSS)
n all these divisions of Russian Railways, there were people under the control of Markelov who ensured the unhindered operation of the Krapivin-Usherovich-Markelov (KUM) structure related to the theft of Russian Railways funds. In particular, in the period 2005-2006, Markelov organized a whole company to promote people under his control to various positions in the Russian Railways system. In the appointment process, various mechanisms were used from intimidation and compromise to secret surveillance and blackmail.
Also under the control of Markelov was Roszheldorproject, the only organization that made projects for all structures of Russian Railways.
Usherovich’s responsibility also included coercive support of the KUM group through law enforcement agencies (due to his corrupt acquaintances), however, Usherovich worked mainly with criminals, when certain competitors were pressured by members of organized criminal groups, as a result whereby the property of competitors went to the KUM group for disproportionately less money relative to its real value. In particular, Usherovich repeatedly boasted to me that a whole block of industrial assets (a sleepers factory, some kind of construction company) came under his control as a result of power captures. It is from Usherovich or Vasiliev that I know that S. Derevianko helped them in such activities, among other people, for which Usherovich and Vasiliev, through their controlled organizations, organized a fictitious purchase of a country house for Derevianko (the house is located in the village of “Lapino” Odintsovo district of the Moscow region), as Usherovich (Vasiliev) boasted, this house is located on the street where all houses are bribes (gifts) to various officials and law enforcement officials for their protection or specific actions I am in favor of Usherovicha and AFB group he represents.
Usherovich did not have any distinct business interests; he could open a restaurant or bar for the sake of interest, and also coordinate the activities of some companies included in the KUM group.
As for Krapivin, he was responsible for global interaction with JSC Russian Railways and for lobbying any decisions necessary for the KUM group before the leadership of this organization. As I know from Usherovich, this situation became possible due to the fact that in the 90s the wife of the president of Russian Railways, Yakunin, was abducted by some criminal elements, and Krapivin, through the members of an organized criminal group he knew, managed to return Yakunin's wife back, as well as punishment or elimination of persons (according to Usherovich, this issue was decided by the leader of the Solntsevo criminal group Viktor Averin) involved in this abduction. After helping with his wife, Yakunin became obliged to Krapivin, due to which he was able to lobby his commercial interests. According to Usherovich, Krapivin and Yakunin were relatives (I do not know the degree of relationship).
To be continued