Source: Rucriminal

The head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina issued a "black mark" of the bank "Yugra", which belongs to businessman Alexei Khotin. This is done as a result of an unscheduled inspection of the credit institution. In the near future, a license may be revoked from Yugra.

How Khotin Deceived Nabiullina

As was told by several sources close to the CBR, the audit was appointed after Yugra stopped serving its clients for several days. In the bank itself, this was explained by technical problems. But they obviously lied, because different representatives of the bank called the opposite versions of what had happened. "Yesterday the server fell in the afternoon and nothing worked at all. Today, only ATMs and card transactions, "said the manager of the Arbatsky office. On Earthen Val, reported a server failure, in Novy Cheryomushki - on the planned software update. In Lyubertsy, they wrote off a failure on the "fallen off Internet". And in the press service of the bank, journalists were assured of a "violation in the system of external power supply", which caused software failure.

In the Central Bank, too, they did not believe in these "tales," because exactly the same problems arose at one time with Rosenergobank and explained to them directly under a carbon copy with those of the representatives of the Khotyn bank. All this ended with the fact that in April 2017, Rosenergobank collapsed, lost its license, and left behind a financial "hole" of 34.3 billion rubles.

According to sources, unscheduled inspection of the Central Bank of Russia confirmed the worst fears - the financial "hole" of "Yugra" has increased to 40 billion rubles. And during the audit last spring, it was 35 billion rubles. Moreover, as verified by the inspectors, most of this money went in the form of loans to firms controlled by Alexei Khotin himself. Even then, the question was raised about recalling a license from Yugra, but Alexey Khotin promised to solve the problem by capitalizing the bank. As a result, the CB has officially introduced into the documents a "hole" of only 18 billion rubles and adopted restrictions on the attraction of funds from individuals in relation to the bank.

Khotin's promises of capitalization turned out to be a pure swindle. In reality, not the shareholders, that is, Khotin himself (as required by law) tried to start up this money, but the funds withdrawn from Ugra and scrolled through offshore (which is strictly prohibited by law). And even in this the Central Bank preferred to close their eyes. The collapse of the bank with a huge number of depositors of individuals is not needed. But this spring the games of "Ugra" went beyond the whole framework of the civilized field.

Bank Alexei Khotin began to look for "tricks" to circumvent the instructions of the Central Bank of Russia. Thus, the number of Ugra shareholders has been increased by almost a third.

As has already reported, since October 2016, Yugra has started to see minor (18,000-753,000 rubles) turnover in the statutory capital accounts, while its value remained unchanged (12.97 billion rubles): in fact, there was a deconsolidation of stakes in Small scale. At the same time, the number of shareholders who had no control over the bank increased due to the immateriality of their stakes. There is no economic sense for the company, whose shares are not traded on the stock exchange, these transactions do not bear. They are a way of bypassing the restriction on attracting people's funds. That is, Khotin's bank, bypassing the instructions of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, accepted deposits, simply making depositors shareholders with a microscopic number of shares. The Central Bank's instructions were not extended to shareholders.

As a result, at the end of April, the CBR restricted Yugra to raising shareholders' funds with a share of less than 0.01%. After this, the "failure" followed, and then an unscheduled inspection of the CBR broke out, revealing that the "hole" of Ugra had risen to 40 billion rubles. Sources said that after this patience, Nabiullina "burst" and she unambiguously spoke in favor of the withdrawal of the "Yugra" license.

"Ugra" will sink the Margelov family?

It is worth noting that Alexey Hotin began preparing for a possible theft of "Yugra" in the fall of 2016. Then, in the central media, "ordered" materials began to come out that oil assets of Khotin ("Rus Oil", NK "Dulisma") allegedly belong not to him, but to Sergei Podlysetsky. However, it did not look convincing. Podlysetsky is one of the managers of the business empire of Khotin, noted in all his main structures. This was done in case the "Yugra" collapsed and left debts to depositors for tens of billions of rubles. Then the "hunt" for the assets of Khotin will begin. Therefore, he preferred to rewrite oil industry to his clerk Podlisetskogo. It is to this very "oil industry" (Hotin is still owned by Exillon Energy) and a significant portion of funds withdrawn from Ugra under the guise of loans left.

If the bank goes bankrupt, the event will inevitably affect the Margelov family.

As already told, a close friend of Khotin is former senator Mikhail Margelov. As soon as he took the post of vice-president of Transneft, the huge profits of Transneft fell on the oil companies of Khotin. For example, controlled by Khotin "Kayum-neft" instantly became one of the largest sellers of oil in offshore. Even large oil companies could collide in ports with refusal in tanker transportation of oil, and for the same "Kayum-oil", "Tranenfte" allocates in Kozmino port a special export schedule for almost 1.1 million tons of oil.

  Owners of Kayum-Neft are two offshore companies - Benito Holdings Ltd (through Optima LLC) and Corewell Limited. The first is off-shore Khotina, and the second is 100% owned by Exillon Energy, which, in turn, is controlled by Khotin. Until February 2017, one of Khotin's managers managed Kayum-neft. This is Egorov Alexey Ivanovich. He is also the general director of CJSC "Crowncity", which is 100% owner of NC "Dulisma". This winter, Yegorov was succeeded by another manager, Khotin, as head of Kayum-neft.

According to, soon after the arrival of Mikhail Margelov in Transneft, his own son Dmitry Mikhailovich Margelov, then only 24 years old, was appointed advisor to the chairman of the board of directors of Rus-Oil JSC, which belongs to Khotin. And in 2016, the young man went on promotion and took the chair of the general director of Exillon Energy. The same Khotyn company, which includes "Kayum-neft", receiving from the filing of Margelov, the elder, unprecedented preferences from "Transneft". Such insolent behavior and to think up difficult. And this is on the eve of the election of the Russian president and the outlined course to eradicate all signs of corruption.

Source: Rucriminal