Lawyers sat down for the “Party”
The Tushinsky District Court of Moscow sentenced five participants in a scheme to embezzle assets and shares in the authorized capital of companies for a total of 9.3 billion rubles. They were found guilty of especially large-scale fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code), money laundering (subparagraphs “a”, “b” of part 4 of article 174.1 of the Criminal Code) and complicity in this (part 5 of article 33, subparagraph “a”, “b” part 4 of article 174.1 of the Criminal Code), press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office. Among those convicted is a lawyer Sergei Bogolyubskywhich the prosecution believes helped give the appearance of legitimacy to the actions of the perpetrators.
According to the prosecution, in 2013 a former security officer of a businessman Alexandra Mineeva
Dmitry Kurylenko created a criminal group to steal the assets of his employer. The businessman himself at that time lived in London. Bogolyubsky, head of the legal department of Mineev’s main asset, the Eurasia company, had to forge documents on behalf of nominee directors. He was looking for the companies themselves, registered in different jurisdictions.
So the attackers took over 100% shares in the authorized capital of 19 companies and 23 properties belonging to them.
The lawyer Kamil Kaziev and the former offshore manager of Mineeva Yulia Egorova participated in the scheme.
In addition, Omar Suleymanov is on trial for fraud. Earlier it was reported that he was suspected of Mineev’s murder. In December 2013, the businessman tried to return his assets through the arbitration court, and in January 2014, his car was shot in Korolyov.
The court sentenced Bogolyubsky to nine years in prison with a fine of 800,000 rubles, Kurylenko – to eight years in prison with the same fine, Suleimanov – to seven years in prison with a fine of 600,000 rubles, Kaziev – to five years in prison , Yegorov – to three years in prison.
As it was established during the investigation and in court, 18 LLCs owned numerous real estate objects of Alexander Mineev, which were managed through offshore companies Milkcap Ltd, Sapcap Ltd, Browncap Ltd and Orangecap Ltd, which, in turn, owned Crazy Dragon International Limited. The beneficiary of the latter through another offshore was Mr. Mineev himself. The general director of the four firms was Yulia Egorova, who also headed the legal service of the businessman’s companies.
Scheme of theft […] invented in 2013 by an entrepreneur Boris Karamatov, who previously worked for Mr. Mineev as the general director of Eurasia LLC. To participate in the case, he invited reserve captain Dmitry Kurylenko, who introduced himself as a general of the GRU of the General Staff, and he invited businessmen Mikhail Nekrich and former son-in-law Boris Berezovsky George Shuppesince the scam required large financial costs and careful preparation.
Based on the plan developed by the scammers […] Mr. Karamatov returned to work with Mr. Mineev, gained access to the documents of all companies controlled by the latter, and handed over business papers to the attackers. […] Boris Karamatov at some point decided that, having seized the property of Mr. Mineev, the new owners would simply throw it away, and fled from them.