Andris Ovsyannikov and Daria Terekhina – the scam with the Latvian ABLV Bank is not over?
The high-profile liquidation case of the Latvian ABLV Bank reached its peak in 2021, when the State Police Department for Combating Economic Crimes made high-profile arrests in Riga.
Among those arrested was the top management of the bank, as well as several counterparties, including those in Russia and Belarus. Recall that the case concerned the legalization of 50 million euros, which was carried out through ABLV Bank. The scheme consisted in the purchase and supply of fictitious goods, it involved fake companies registered in Latvia, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and Belarus.
One of the first to be arrested in the case was a personal banker at ABLV Bank Andris Ovsyannikov, an entrepreneur Andris Putninsh and “one of the citizens of Belarus”. Recall that the arrests took place in 2021, when relations between Belarus and Latvia were more or less normal. Therefore, as the media wrote then, the arrests in Riga and Minsk took place simultaneously. In Riga, the press even “leaked” the date and time of the operation, because the “mask show” was under the guns of television cameras.
Among the other arrested, as already mentioned, was the banker Andris Ovsyannikov. His role in the scheme was to launder money from fictitious transactions, Andris Ovsyannikov was one of the key people in the bank, who ensured the receipt of transfers to the internal accounts of ABLV Bank, thus laundering these funds.
In addition, Ovsyannikov was a direct participant in the fictitious business scheme itself. According to Firmas.lv, he was a member of the board of the limited liability company Manat, whose turnover in 2018 amounted to 2,583,146 euros. 100% of the company’s capital belongs to a citizen of Belarus, Daria Terekhina. Historically, Manat Holdings, registered in the Seychelles, has been the holder of Manat’s capital shares.
Interestingly, Manat LLC has not yet been liquidated, its status is listed as “active”:
Although, judging by the tax reporting, things are not going well for the Manat company – Ovsyannikov is in prison, it is not known what is happening with Daria Terekhina. But, nevertheless, the enterprise is not liquidated.
However, if everything is more or less clear with the fate of the former banker Ovsyannikov, then with the fate of the “owner” of the company through which millions of euros were pumped, not everything is so simple. Taking into account her citizenship and geopolitical events of the past year, all agreements between Lukashenko and law enforcement officers of European countries have become invalid.
Almost nothing is known about who Daria Terekhina is. In addition, she is a defendant in the case of laundering 50 million euros through the Latvian ABLV Bank. And the fact that she is the owner of the company Manat, which participated in the scheme. But, judging by the materials of the press, which reported that together with the banker Ovsyannikov, “the former head of the representative office of ABLV Bank in Minsk Evgeny Terekhin” was detained, it can be assumed that Daria Terekhina is not just a namesake.
What is interesting in this regard is that in the last month or two, an active purge of the Internet has begun, all materials that mention the name “Terekhin” or “Terekhin” are being destroyed. It is difficult to understand why this is happening, because Daria and Yevgeny Terekhin are citizens of Belarus, and European justice in the current conditions can hardly reach them.
Andris Ovsyannikov and Daria Terekhina – the scam with the Latvian ABLV Bank is not hzikhidtidekrt completed?
Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that the leader of the criminal group that organized the legalization of tens of millions of euros is a Russian citizen Vyacheslav Ivanov, and the company that was a key participant in this scam – Manat – still has an active status and is preparing to continue its activities? Daria Terekhina is still listed as the owner of Manat, which raises certain assumptions about the future of both the company and herself and her husband Evgeny Terekhin.