The public Prosecutor will check up the Ministry of internal Affairs after “Panama archive”


received a reply from Prosecutor General’s office, from which it follows that the Supervisory authority checks the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Alexander Mahonova and the son of another Deputy Minister Igor Zubov Denis on compliance with anti-corruption legislation. With a corresponding request addressed after the publication of “the Panama archive”.

As stated in the letter, senior Prosecutor of the second Department of the Department of interaction with mass-media Ekaterina Dmitriyeva, the Prosecutor General’s office is examining information from “Panama archives”, but is not obliged to give any explanations “on the merits pending cases and materials”. “Providing information about the event until its completion impossible,” — said Dmitriev in the letter of 27 may.

Interior Ministry spokesman said the Ministry did not have information on the audit conducted by the state office of public Prosecutor.

On 3 April, the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP) published an investigation into the international network of offshore companies, which was based on the Panamanian legal documents of the company Mossack Fonseca. In the investigation was quoted by foreign and Russian politicians, including the cellist Sergey Roldugin, who is considered a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In “the Panamanian archive” there is also information on the Deputy interior Minister Zubov and Moonove. On the basis of the documents disclosed “Novaya Gazeta” wrote that the son of the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Denis Zubov from February 2001 to June 2004, he was the sole owner of The Monumental Property Company Ltd, registered in the British virgin Islands and engaged in the real estate. Now Denis Zubov is half-owner of the petrotrader “Metalit” with revenue of almost 20 billion rubles in 2014. This information is supported by data from the database published by the ICIJ.

Magonov together with his partner Dmitry Karjakin started the company Nortwest Management Inc. in the virgin Islands. This happened in may 2012, six months before the arrival Mahonova the civil service. Through a chain of offshore companies Nortwest Management Inc. owns shares in the company Nemo Telecom, which provides services the users of the online television TV Nemo, found .

As wrote “Novaya Gazeta”, Mahanov remained a shareholder of offshore Nortwest Management in 2013, although at this time of the Russian civil servants have been forbidden to participate in business operations abroad and have accounts abroad.

Ultimate TV is co-owner of Nemo Nortwest Management, confirmed by the Director Nemo Telecom Dmitry Karjakin. Magonov really was a shareholder Nemo Telecom Management through the Nortwest, but ceased to be from 24 September 2012, said Karjakin.

The interior Ministry on the request then replied that at the time of admission to the civil service Magonov “had no relation to the economic activities of offshore organizations.” In relation to Zubov, the interior Ministry explained that the Deputy Minister has no offshore accounts, “issues related to the conduct of financial and economic activities of subjects of civil and corporate relations”, the Ministry is not authorized to comment.

asked for comments in a press-service Nemo Telecom. At the time of publication of the text, the representative of the online cinema was unable to provide information on the inspection of the Prosecutor General.

As stated in the Declaration, published on the website of the Ministry of interior, in 2015, the state Secretary, Deputy Minister Igor Zubov (RAS) of RUB 5.1 million, a land area of 1700 sq. m and building (334,4 sq. m). His wife indicated an income of 8.9 million rubles. and two apartments with a total area of 229 sq. m.

Deputy Minister Alexander Maganov pointed out in the document an income of 3.1 million rubles., and also two plots of land 4191 sq. m, a third in a plot area of 600 sq. m, apartment (184,1 sq. m) and a sixth of another apartment (50,6 sq. m). His wife earned 5.2 million rubles.

5 April, the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Aleksandr Kurennoy said that the Agency will verify the publication about the offshore of the Russian physical and legal entities.

27 April, speaking in the Federation Council, the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said that the Agency sent a request to the authorities of Panama. Chaika noted that the scandal with offshore companies, he believes, is action, planned in one of the Western States.

With the participation of Polina Roseway