Rucriminal.com already told in detail about the duplicity of the oligarch Mikhail Fridman. This was due to the scandal surrounding the Ukrainian branch of Alfa Bank, which "disowned" from Russia and fully supported the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, and called the Crimea occupied. Alfa-Bank was one of the first international banks to stop working in the occupied territories in full accordance with Ukrainian legislation: both in the Crimea and in the Donbas. The bank has no connection with the occupiers ... the main shareholder of the bank is Mikhail Fridman, a Lviv citizen who has Israeli citizenship and resides in London, "the official statement of the Ukrainian branch of Alfa Bank said.
The oligarch himself kept silent, obviously hoping that the next trick he would get away with. How do you get away with dozens of other acts that have become at various times the subjects of investigations in Russia. However, is not it time to land it a little? In order to make it easier for Russian security officials to tackle the "Lvovite" with an Israeli passport, Rucriminal.com begins publishing a large part of the criminal cases and pre-investigation checks, where Friedman personally was the main person involved.
In 2008, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation unexpectedly received a "welcome to Friedman". Actually, the investigators did not have to try hard: by that time they had in their production a whole series of criminal cases, the ways of which led to this businessman. For example, the Investigative Committee (now the Investigation Department) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation then conducted an investigation of the illegal cashing of billions of rubles, in which Alfa Bank and its owners appeared. According to the materials collected by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the scheme operated as follows. From the accounts of hundreds of one-day firms, billions of funds flowed into several accumulating one-day companies, accounts of which were opened in Alfa-Bank, Uralsib Bank and Smolensky Bank. Then the funds went to the accounts of other firms, "sink", opened either in the bank "Kreditimpeks" (since 2006), or in the bank "Intelfinance" (since 2007). Some of the funds are cashed there, the other went to regional banks (primarily located in Dagestan), where it was also cashed. Often, regional banks simply created a paper appearance that supposedly received money and were cashed, but in fact they did not leave Moscow and cashed everything in the same "Kreditimpeks" and "Intelfinance".
Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation conducted an investigation in which Friedman's name appeared. It was about case No. 290838 - on the withdrawal of Sodbiznesbank's assets.
In the initial materials of the case, the following was said: "Between January 23 and May 12, 2004, the management of Sodbusinessbank LLC, with the intent of deliberate bankruptcy, by signing loan agreements with various companies, transferred 3 billion 337 million from the accounts of CB Sodbusinessbank ., 850 thousand rubles, as a result of which CB "Sodbiznesbank" caused serious damage. "
Investigators back in 2007 interested in the relationship of Sodbiznesbank with Alfa-Bank. Banks cooperated very tightly, carried out operations on mutual crediting, purchase and sale of securities, etc. All this made it possible for Sodbiznesbank to provide documents to the Central Bank that the bank is actively engaged in financial activities. And in November 2003 Sodbiznesbank signed a general agreement with Alfa-Bank on general terms and conditions for conducting futures deals.
As part of this agreement, Sodbusinessbank made transactions with securities, and settlements were made with a deposit placed in Alfa Bank. After the Central Bank withdrew a license from Sodbiznesbank, Alfa-Bank wrote off $ 7 million from this deposit in order to repay debts on obligations of Sodbiznesbank.
According to the investigation, in 2003-2004, in order to conceal the real state of affairs with the solvency of their organization, the leaders of Sodbusinessbank issued unsecured loans in the amount of up to 3 billion rubles to insurance and investment companies registered for front men.
Then these funds were transferred to the accounts of fictitious firms, which on the same day returned them to the bank. The firms and organizations that participated in this scheme received a commission of 0.13% of the loan amount. "Hogging" in this way so large a sum, which existed only on paper, Sodbusinessbank artificially overstated its capitalization. SK at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation found out that among the companies participating in this scheme, there was also LLC "Velteks", the sole founder of which was Mikhail Fridman.
In November 2007, in connection with these circumstances, searches were carried out at Alfa-Bank. During the search on the first floor of Alfa Bank, the investigators found out the premises where the bank's employees "stamped" offshore companies and ran them. Seals of offshore firms, documents of one-day firms, including "Velteks", were seized. Also, the investigator withdrew the documents of the state farm "Matveevsky" (AOZT, then ZAO), which owned large areas in the Odintsovo district.
And a large number of documents of the fund "Gold share" - at that time the main raider structure of the company "Alfa-Eco".
At that time, more than 86% of Matveevsky, and therefore most of the territories, belong to Millhouse Capital (acquired in 2004). Another part of the land was purchased by Inteko. Moreover, all these lands were actually stolen from collective farmers (shareholders) of the state farm, which, as a result of fraud, did not receive money. According to documents seized in Alfa-Bank, all these frauds were carried out with the help of a number of structures controlled by Alfa-Eco, including LLC Velteks, and they were the actual owners of the territories, prior to their acquisition of Inteko and Millhouse Capital. Moreover, in the opinion of the investigators, Mikhail Fridman was in charge of this project with the land. As a result, in 2008, the UK under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case under art. 159 of the Criminal Code on fraudulent land.
Troubled by the owners of the Alfa Group, the KGB of Byelorussia also threw the materials of its investigation into the spread of child pornography to the Russian Federation. From the documents it followed that on the territory of Belarus there was a site that sold products, as well as demonstrated online pornography. This site was controlled by two offshore firms, which, it was believed in the KGB, could be linked to Alfa-Eco. To untwist the pedophilic investigation, the Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was connected. In particular, its representatives handed over to their management documents on the need for excavations and information seizure in VimpelCom and Megafon. The pretext for such events is the following: paying for views by pedophiles by the site goes by sending sms. Basically these SMS are sent to the numbers "Megaphone" and Bee-line, through which there is a write-off of money from phone accounts of fans of "strawberries" and their translation to the creators of such sites. Accordingly, having received information from mobile companies, you can go to the structures that stand behind such a business.
This list can still be replenished with a number of cases of non-payment of taxes, structures controlled by Alfa Group and its shareholders. As well as an investigation into the theft of two state dues from the state, worth more than $ 300 million, which since 2005 has been "dusted" by military investigators. This story deserves a separate story.
To be continued