In Naples, Italy, at the request of Russia, the chief director of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Yevgeny Lavrenchuk was detained. A court in Naples chose a measure of restraint for the man in the form of detention pending consideration of the Russian extradition request. As the VChK-OGPU telegram channel found out, Yevgeny Lavrenchuk, arrested in Italy at the request of Russia, is accused in absentia under Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud). The case is being processed by the Department of Internal Affairs of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. Back in 2016, Lavrenchuk was put on the interstate wanted list with a preventive measure not to leave. In 2020, the Tagansky Court of Moscow granted the investigation's motion for the arrest of Lavrenchuk in absentia. Then he was put on the international wanted list. Rucriminal.info managed to get acquainted with the materials of the case against Lavrenchuk and now we are familiar with them to our readers. In short, the essence of the scam incriminated to Lavrenchuk was as follows.
The Polish Theater in Moscow headed by him was actively involved in educational activities. The management of the theater, under the pretext of carrying out repairs in the classrooms in order to resume the educational process, asked the students to take microloans, the guarantee of the return of which was personally Lavrenchuk. The students were promised that the Polish Theater would promptly repay all microloans. The money went directly to a company associated with Lavrenchuk, and then to the accounts of the Polish Theater in Moscow. This theater eventually went bankrupt, the microloans were not repaid, after which the structure that provided them filed claims against the students and Lavrenchuk. Lavrenchuk himself left Russia, the students filed an application with the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Central Administrative District, where a case was initiated under Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud).
And now Rucriminal.info provides excerpts from the criminal case.
“From the decree of the investigator of the 2nd department of the MCh of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Central Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, Major of Justice E.N. Levina to initiate a criminal case and accept it for production on 03.11.2015, it appears that in February 2014, the management of ZAO Polish Theater in Moscow (PTvM), under the pretext of carrying out repairs in the theater, knowingly not intending to fulfill their obligations, applied to the students of this institution with a proposal to sign loan agreements with the MFO "Creation and Development of New Technologies" (SOT). The students, misled, signed the documents presented by the theater management, after which the MFO “Creation and Development of New Technologies” by payment order transferred the funds to the theater’s current account opened with OJSC “Alfa-Bank”, while the obligations of CJSC “PTvM” to return money funds to students under the loan agreement did not fulfill, disposing of the funds received at its own discretion….
From the materials of the criminal case, it follows that by the decision of the investigator of the 2nd department of the MCh SU ATC for the Central Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow, Lieutenant of Justice A.V. Bezukh from 21.03.2016 Lavrenchuk E.V. brought as a defendant in this criminal case, he was charged with committing a crime under Part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, from which it follows that Lavrenchuk E.V., being the general director of CJSC PTvM, acting out of selfish motives, in an unspecified period of time, but no later than 2014, developed a criminal plan to steal money from students at CJSC "PTvM", by misleading the latter about their criminal intentions, informed the latter about the need to obtain microloans from LLC "Microfinance Organization" Creation and Development of New Technologies ", allegedly for carrying out repair work in the premises of CJSC" PTvM ". Realizing his criminal intent, he (Lavrenchuk E.V.), being at his workplace at an unspecified time by the investigation, but no later than 2014, prepared a microloan agreement between the General Director Shlychkov D.A. and students who were trained at PTvM CJSC on the basis of an agreement for the provision of paid services. In accordance with the specified microloan agreement, LLC MFO SONT provides students with a loan for a period of 36 months by non-cash transfer of the specified loan amount from the settlement account of LLC MFO SONT, opened in LLC Dil-Bank, to the settlement account of CJSC PTvM, opened in OJSC "Alfa-Bank". Having been misled, the students who were not aware of the criminal intentions of E.V. Lavrenchuk, being at PTvM CJSC, entered into microloan agreements with LLC MFO SONT, being fully convinced by E.V. Lavrenchuk. in the absence of the need to return the funds received under the specified microloan agreements.
Continuing his criminal intent, in order to create the appearance and the possibility of returning the funds received Lavrenchuk E.The. concluded in the presence of students an agreement of surety of an individual, as well as an agreement of surety of a legal entity (CJSC PTvM) from, which are security under a microloan agreement. On the same day, cash received on the basis of a payment order to the settlement account of CJSC "PTvM", after which Lavrenchuk E.The. disposed of the received funds at his own discretion, subsequently did not return the funds to the students, did not return the student loan in violation of the agreements reached, having stolen them, that is, he committed a crime under Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
To be continued