Andsource In the case of Olga Mirimskaya, the owner of the BKF bank, there were four episodes of corruption. As it became known to Kommersant, the Investigative Committee of Russia completed the investigation of the criminal case of the owner of the Corporate Finance Bank (BKF) and the Russian Product company Olga Mirimskaya. Shortly before this, a new charge was brought against the businesswoman: as in previous episodes, we are talking about an attempt to transfer a bribe to officials, this time to the judges of the Ninth Court of Appeal Arbitration. The episode refers to September 2014, and the amount of the bribe, according to investigators, amounted to $700,000. Thus, there were four episodes in the case of Mrs. Mirimskaya, and the total amount of alleged bribes amounted to almost $2 million. The banker does not admit guilt.<br/
The Main Investigation Department of the ICR has completed the investigation of the case against Olga Mirimskaya. Now the defendant in this high-profile case, together with her lawyers, will become acquainted with the materials of the investigation in accordance with Art. 217 Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.
According to Kommersant, the owner of the BKF Bank and the Russian Product company is accused of four episodes of giving or trying to transfer bribes to officials, her actions are qualified by the TFR under the relevant Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The case is being conducted by Andrei Veniaminov, an investigator for particularly important cases of the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR for investigating crimes committed by officials of law enforcement agencies.
It is worth noting that the last episode of the case appeared shortly before the completion of the investigation, on November 1, 2022. It refers to the events of eight years ago, when, according to the investigation, Mrs. Mirimskaya tried to organize the transfer of money to the judges of the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal. The sum of the bribe, according to the materials of the case, amounted to $700,000. The illegal offering, according to the case, was connected with an attempt to cancel the decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court, which on May 12, 2014 satisfied the claim of Damino Associates Ltd against a company controlled by Mrs. Mirimskaya.
It was planned to transfer the money to the judges of the appellate instance for making a new decision by them, already in favor of the losing party.
Based on this plan, in September 2014, while in the office of her bank at 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya, 21, Mrs. Mirimskaya, based on the materials of the criminal case, ordered one of her subordinates, Ekaterina Seryakova, to find an intermediary to transfer the bribe, promising her to if successful, pay 20% of the final amount. After that, following the instructions of the banker, according to the ICR, Ms. Seryakova and her friend Ivan Kibalchich met with Alexei Chavelashvili at the Secret Place cafe, located in Kaloshin Lane, who agreed to take on the functions of an intermediary. After explaining the task to the interlocutor, according to the investigation, Ekaterina Seryakova handed over the May decision of the arbitration court to the intermediary, and then organized his meeting in the Starbucks cafe on Tverskaya with Olga Mirimskaya. During it, the banker, according to the materials of the case, personally confirmed to Mr. Chavelashvili all the terms of the transaction, including the size of the commission. And already on September 26, having received the entire amount of the bribe at the bank's cash desk, Ekaterina Seryakova transferred it to an intermediary through Ivan Kibalchich. However, the intermediary, the investigation notes, could not agree with the judges, because of which the conceived plan fell through, and the money was returned to Mrs. Mirimskaya. The actions of the businesswoman were qualified in this episode as an attempt to bribe an official (Art. 33 and Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and the actions of her three accomplices as mediation in this crime (Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
As previously reported by Kommersant, in addition to this episode, the owner of the BKF is accused of two episodes of trying to bribe judges of the Presnensky Court. In them, the total amount of alleged bribes exceeds $1 million. According to investigators, in 2014 and 2015, with the help of this money, Ms. Mirimskaya tried to win in a civil case on the division of property with her husband, Alexei Golubovich, ex-director of strategic planning at Yukos. In the district court, the ex-spouses challenged the rights to a mansion near Moscow in the elite village of Nikolina Gora with an area of almost 1 thousand square meters. m and two land plots under it, and also shared a compensation of almost $ 2 million.
In addition, the banker is accused of giving a bribe in the form of two SUVs to the investigator Yuri Nosov, who was in charge of the kidnapping of the daughter of the owner of the BKF. Thus, by the end of the investigation, the total amount of bribes involved in the case approached $2 million.
Alexander Chernov, Ms. Mirimskaya's lawyer, declined to comment on the investigation, citing his signature. Earlier, the defense stated that their client denied all accusations against her.