The Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny (FBK) on Wednesday, October 5, sent a request about the crime to the FSB on his head. The request is for the St. Petersburg restaurateur Eugene Prigogine and companies associated with him. The document, seen by the Fund accuses the company in the restriction of competition by creating a cartel that caused particularly large damage (the item “in” part 2 article 178 of the criminal code).
Prigogine himself, according to Fund, has created a criminal community, occupying a higher position in criminal hierarchy (part 4 of article 210 of the criminal code). According to estimates of the Fund over the past 5 years companies associated with Prigogine, has received government contracts worth more than 201 billion rubles.
On Tuesday, the FBC published a video, which was shown possession of Prigogine. The survey shows the estate near St. Petersburg, which, according to the Fund, belongs to Prigogine. The cost Fund is estimated at RUB 600 million On a plot of 1.3 hectares, there are two houses, pool, fountain, greenhouse, helipad. In the same publication Navalny pointed out that the Fund asked the FSB to check the activities of Prigogine.
Yevgeny Prigozhin is engaged in the restaurant business since 1996. According to Forbes magazine, in 2003 in one of the restaurants Prigogine, New Island, Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his birthday. Related Prigogine company are engaged in catering, construction and cleaning in the barracks and educational institutions of the Ministry of defense. As written, Prigogine became almost a monopolist in the market of school feeding in Moscow.
According to the statement, 2013-2016 related to Prigogine, OOO “Main line” and “Almira” on electronic auctions for organization of nutrition in institutions within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of defense and Ministry of emergency situations entered into a conspiracy and did the same steps (0.5 percent) below the initial price decreased minimally (1%). The Foundation provides these contracts in the statement.
Similarly, the auctions behaved in 2015 OOO “Megaline” LLC “Spetsresurs”, ASP, OOO, OOO “Ruskompleks”, EKOBALT, OOO and OOO “COMPONENT” is specified in the statement. These companies participated in the tenders for the sanitary maintenance of objects of barracks and housing of military camps, military medical institutions, etc.
These companies at the end of August the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) accused of cartel agreements on bidding Ministry of defence worth more than 18 billion rubles, the FAS suspected that these companies concluded an anticompetitive agreement to maintain prices at the auctions of the Ministry. The reduction of the maximum prices in all trades, discovered FAS was 1.5%. As a result, the state contracts totaling more than 18 billion rubles were concluded with a slight decrease in the initial price, then said the FAS.
According to SPARK, OOO “Megaline” two owners — LLC “Concord Management and Consulting” (50%) and OOO “Lahta” (50%). Until mid-2011, the owner of 14% of the first company was Prigogine, and until September 2013, he controlled 80% of the second company. Now, according to SPARK, “the Concorde Management and Consulting” belongs to the violet Prigoginei (also, according to “Novaya Gazeta”, the name of the mother of Eugene Prigogine).
With well-known restaurateur can be associated to the company “Ruskompleks” and ASP. As written, the former CEO and former owner of the company “Ruskompleks” Maxim Moskalev — a namesake of the head of the “Megaline”. The owner of “Ruskompleks” was replaced on 11 June 2015, it was Vitaly Filipenko, also owns the company “SPb Kulinariya”. It was established OOO “Perekrestok”, which was previously owned by Catherine the Knorring — former owner of the company ASP.
In October 2015, related to Prigogine, OOO “Teplosnab”, TKS, OOO, OOO “ARS-Service” and OOO “PROFTEPLO” took part in the rfqs, posted AO “GU housing and communal services” on the right of conclusion of the contract on rendering services on organization and maintenance of barracks and housing of military camps. These companies were the only participants in the purchase and conspired to divide the Western, Eastern, southern and Central military districts, said in a statement the FCO. So well behaved these companies in January 2016, when AO “GU housing and communal services” has posted requests for proposals for the right of conclusion of the contract on rendering services on organization and maintenance of barracks and housing stock of military towns of the Ministry of defence and other funds complete capital construction used for the Ministry.
“However, the behavior of companies, to bid, requests for proposals, including the winner, indicates that the action/inaction of the companies were coordinated from one center”, — says the FCO. Lawyers see anti-competitive agreements all the listed companies of signs of a crime under paragraph “b” of part 2 of article 178 of the criminal code — restriction of competition by creating a cartel that caused particularly large damage. “The actions/inactions of all the above business entities there are signs of sustainable behaviors on refusal of competitive struggle, when participating in electronic auctions to achieve a common goal — to obtain, directly or indirectly (Contracting for services) financial or other material benefit”, — said in a statement. These actions of the companies falls under article 210 of the criminal code — organization of criminal community, “and in the actions Prigogine Evgeny Viktorovich discernible signs of a crime under part 4 of article 210 of the criminal code” organization of a criminal Association by a person holding a higher position in criminal hierarchy.
sent requests to “Concord Management and Consulting” and the FSB and is awaiting a response.