The media learned of the beneficiaries “Moldovan schemes” of money laundering


The biggest beneficiaries of the withdrawal of more than 700 billion rubles from Russia for the so-called “Moldavian scheme” became a businessman and contractor of the Russian Railways Alexey Krapivin, the owner of the group “LANIT” George gens and co-owner of IT-holding “marvel” Sergey Gurdin, according to “Novaya Gazeta”, citing data from his investigation.

“The Moldovan scheme”

According to the investigation of “Novaya Gazeta”, the corruption scheme involves the creation of offshore companies, one of which was filed another bill for a large sum.

When the time came to pay the bill, it became clear that in the accounts it was not the right amounts. Guarantors for these accounts were made by shell companies from Russia and citizens of Moldova. When the time came to pay the bill, the taxpayers, have accepted obligations, but reported that kind of money they have.

As guarantors for the promissory note were citizens of Moldova, the case enters the Moldovan court, which obliged the company, guarantors in court, to pay the cost of the bill if they had accounts on the territory of Moldova.

So the money from the accounts of Russian companies, which were opened in Moldovan banks were freely bred in the territory of the Russian Federation on the decision of the court.

Thus, under the guise of enforcement of court decisions by the Moldovan judges, according to “Novaya Gazeta” from 2011 to 2014 from Russia was withdrawn 22 billion dollars or 700 billion rubles.

“Novaya Gazeta” found out that Alexey Krapivin from 2011 to 2014, he was the sole beneficiary of a year of two companies, Redstone Financial Ltd and Telford Trading S. A., registered in Belize and Panama. According to the publication, the company has received on their accounts in Swiss Bank CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique SA 277 million dollars, or about 8.4 billion rubles. According to “Novaya Gazeta”, almost all the funds came from a fictitious offshore companies, the benefit of which the Moldovan bailiffs wrote off money from the accounts of Russian banks.

The names of the companies Redstone Financial Ltd and Telford Trading S. A. is listed in “the Panamanian archive” — the documents of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which last year unknown source gave the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the newspaper said.

Alexei Krapivin — a son who died in 2015, Andrew Krapivin, a longtime friend and adviser to “volunteer” ex-head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. Company Krapivina Jr. and his partners — the largest contractors of Railways, which take part in construction and reconstruction of BAM and Transsib, wrote in April 2016 magazine .

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Found in “the Panamanian archive” and the name of the company the main beneficiary of which, according to the correspondence of the employees of the Panamanian Registrar Mossack Fonseca, was George gens. It was a company called Comptek International Overseas, and, according to “Novaya Gazeta”, from 2013 to 2104, the year received on your account in the Swiss Bank UBS AG 27 million of $ 931 million. The money came from the same dummy offshore companies, to which the Moldovan bailiffs wrote off money from the accounts of Russian banks, the newspaper notes.

George gens — the owner of the group “LANIT”, which is one of the largest IT companies in Russia and distributor of products Apple, Samsung and ASUS.

The third company to receive to your account in the Swiss Bank UBS AG almost 96 million dollars, or 2.9 billion rubles, was registered in the British virgin Islands Zymbeline Trading. Money in the account came from the Moldovan Bank Moldindconbank and the Latvian Trasta Komercbanka. According to the documents “the Panamanian archive” managing Bank accounts in 2008 was listed Sergei Garden, however, the “New newspaper failed to find out,” if he controlled it later.

Garden — honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region, as well as co-owner of a major IT holding company “marvel”.

Garden, gens and Krapivin did not respond to requests of “Novaya Gazeta”

Laundering $23 billion taken out of Russia money became known in mid-July 2016. Former Deputy chief of service of prevention and combating money laundering of the National centre for the fight against corruption Moldova Mikhail Gofman said in the TV channel TV7 that the benefits of these transactions removed the Moldovan businessmen and politicians businessmen Vladimir plahotniuc and Veaceslav Platon, and “some influential persons of Russia, included in the “Magnitsky list”.

Reuters reported that money laundering through Moldovan banks can be part of some employees of FSB of Russia. In early August, the Prosecutor’s office of Moldova has detained former employees of the national Bank of Moldova — the Vice-President of the national Bank, Director of banking supervision Department and Director of the Department of regulation and licensing.

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