The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has completed the investigation of a criminal case against four defendants in the case of the largest money-laundering channel - Laundromat. They began to get acquainted with the case materials: Alexey Sobolev, Lev Pakhomov, Alexander Korkin, Oleg Vlasov. All extremely interesting characters. According to the telegram channel VChK-OGPU, Sobolev was deputy general director of JSC Stroytransgaz, one of the largest Russian contractors working with Rosneft, Gazprom, etc. Stroytransgaz is controlled by Gennady Timchenko. Lev Pakhomov was the head of CJSC TsKENERGO, which is closely associated with Mosenergo and former top managers of RAO UES. The shareholder of Victoriabank, Alexander Korkin, is known as a major "scrapper" closely associated with former and current employees of the special services, in particular with the ex-head of the Directorate of the FSB of the Russian Federation, Viktor Voronin. Oleg Vlasov is a former chairman of the board of directors of Baltika and Industrial Credit (Inkredbank) banks. These banks were the center of the laundering machine through which the funds of GK 1520, the largest contractor of Russian Railways, went. Also, in separate proceedings, materials have been allocated in relation to persons who have entered into a deal with the investigation, the court will consider their cases in a special order. This is the banker Oleg Kuzmin (Oleg Vokzal). Also, Elena Platon (sister of the alleged co-organizer of "Laundromat" Vyacheslav Platon), large shadow banker Alexander Grigoriev will soon begin to get acquainted with the case. Many characters from Laundromat have been put on the wanted list, in particular, the Moldovan participants of the channel - Vlad Plahotniuc and Renato Usatii.

According to unofficial data, more than $ 21 billion was withdrawn from Russia through the Laundromat. However, so far only one established client of Laundromat appears in the case - this is GC 1520, the largest contractor of Russian Railways. (Previously, the GC belonged to Boris Usherovich and Valery Markelov, and is now controlled by the Rotenbergs). Which is not surprising.

The names that come up in the testimony are extremely impressive. And not only potential clients, but also Laundromat participants. And not all of them are involved either. For example, the structures of Arkady Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko and these businessmen themselves are mentioned. Also mentioned is Vladimir Putin's cousin Igor Putin. He was a member of the board of directors of the Russian Land Bank. This bank was actively used in the Laundromat. In the materials of the "Laundromat case" one can often find the names of Senator Alexander Babakov and his business partner Dmitry Rubinov. Witnesses testify that Babakov, being the actual owner of TempBank, was a member of the Laundromat and helped to withdraw money from Russia. In turn, Dmitry Rubinov participated in the "Laundromat" as the actual owner of the banks "KB Strategy" and "NKB". Babakov and Rubinov were Russian sponsors of the French National Front Party Marine Le Pen. On March 17, 2016, Le Pen's confidant, MP Schaffhauser, met with Senator Babakov in Geneva to discuss the financing of Le Pen's campaign. At this meeting, Schaffhauser was asked to apply for The National Front approved the issue in the summer, and in the fall this bank lost its license, then the loan agreement was transferred to the NKB bank, both banks controlled by Dmitry Rubinov. has at its disposal the materials of the case against those accused who are preparing for trial. We will publish those fragments of them that contain information that has not previously appeared in the media. From this fragment of the case, it becomes clear how much of the “laundered” money was incriminated to the participants of the “Laundromat” in the final version. This is 562,900,000 US dollars and 454,800,000 Euros, or 40 billion rubles.

“In total for the period from June 30, 2013 to May 16, 2014, on the basis of the granted to credit institutions AKB AKB Russlavbank (CJSC), Moldindconbank“ Investtorgbank ”(OJSC) KB (“ VS Moldindconbank SA ”), which has the authority a currency control agent, documents related to the conduct of currency transactions to transfer funds in foreign currency to the correspondent accounts of a non-resident, containing deliberately false information about the grounds, purposes and purpose of the transfer, in particular, about making real transactions for the purchase and sale of currency between JSC CB "Moldindconbank" ("ВС Мoldindconbank SA") and CB "European Express" LLC, members of an organized group within the criminal community Kuzmin O.E., Sobolev A.S., V.N., Pakhomov L.V., Plahotnyuka V .G., Korkina A.G. Platon E.N., under the leadership of Platon V.N., Plahotnyuk V.G., Korkin A.G., and other unidentified persons from the accounts of LLC CB "European Express" to the address of JSC CB "Moldindconbank" ("VS Moldindconbank SA" ) 562,900,000 US dollars and 454,800,000 Euros were transferred, which, in accordance with the rate set by the Bank of Russia on the day of transfer, is equivalent to 40,191,605,980 rubles, which is an especially large amount.

Thus, Kuzmin O.E. Plahotnyuk V.G., Korkin A.G., Sobolev A.S., Pakhomov L., Platon E.N. and unidentified persons performed currency transactions to transfer funds in foreign currency to bank accounts of one submission of a credit institution that has a non-resident currency control, documents related to such transactions and containing deliberately false information about the grounds, purposes and purpose of the transfer, using legal a person created to commit several crimes related to the conduct of financial transactions with monetary funds, on an especially large scale, by an organized group, that is, a crime provided for in paragraphs. "A", "b" part 3 of Art. 193-1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (as amended by Federal Law No. 134-F3 of June 28, 2013).

Thus, Kuzmin O.E. committed crimes under Part 1 of Art. 210, p.p. "A", "b" part 3 of Art. 193.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. powers 172 ".

To be continued

Timofey Grishin