A major financial conflict, in which the state Rosselkhozbank (RSHB) and the oil company from Nizhnevartovsk, which is considered to be controlled by the ex-head of Sibur Yakov Goldovsky, became participants, is overgrown with new scandals and court decisions. Thus, the appeal invalidated the guarantee agreement between the bank and the Timashevskaya Poultry Farm for the obligations of the Reproduct company, the main beneficiary of which is Ilshat Tukaev, who is called the “Leninogorsk billionaire” by the media. In order to secure the same obligations, the Tarkhovskoye oil company allegedly pledged the bill to the bank at the time. But in both disputes, dubious documents surfaced, and the deals were eventually challenged. In addition, the courts recorded Tukaev’s connection with the founder of the New Stream Group of Companies and the ex-owner of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery, Dmitry Mazurov, who had previously become a defendant in a major fraud case, and a very remarkable policy of Rosselkhozbank. In the appeal, the latter was presented with “the presence of collusion or other joint actions” with Tukaev and “lack of interest in the legal purity of transactions.” At the same time, insiders are sure that this is far from the last conflict episode that may concern the New Stream, and are now waiting for a reaction from the RSHB central office.
The Eleventh Arbitration Court of Appeal invalidated the surety agreement concluded between JSC Russian Agricultural Bank (Rosselkhozbank) represented by the Tatarstan regional branch and OOO Timashevskaya Poultry Farm (Samara Region).
The agreement was supposed to ensure the fulfillment of obligations for 944.7 million to the state bank by Reproduct LLC, the main beneficiary of which is Ilshat Tukaev, who is called the “Leninogorsk billionaire” by the media.
At the same time, the proceedings uncovered remarkable interrelations within major financial conflicts relating to the oil workers of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, and scandalous details associated with the activities of the state bank.
Thus, Pravda UrFO reported in detail about the courts involving RSHB and Tarkhovskoye LLC (Nizhnevartovsk, a structure of the 1Oil Group of Companies, the beneficiary of which is the ex-head of Sibur, Yakov Goldovsky). For example, the state bank demanded to foreclose on the promissory note of LLC Stroyindustriya owned by Tarkhovskoye with a nominal value of 586.7 million rubles.
As the publication said, the oil company allegedly pledged the promissory note as security for obligations under the aforementioned billion-dollar loan agreement concluded between RSHB and Reproduct. The very same security, according to the bankers, appeared as a result of a certain contract of novation of obligations. But the oilmen denied any interaction with Stroyindustriya, and in the arbitrations facts of signature and seal forgery were revealed. As a result, the courts refused RSHB to foreclose on the promissory note, and a series of transactions – a pledge and an agreement on novation – were declared invalid.
Then the interlocutors of the publication, familiar with the details of the conflict, pointed to Tukaev’s connections with the founder of the New Stream and the ex-owner of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery Dmitry Mazurov, thereby explaining the appearance in the “scheme” of “Tarkhovsky”, previously part of the group. In May, the data were also recorded in the Eleventh Arbitration Court of Appeal, which drew attention to the role of the bank.
“Given the acceptance by the bank of bills of exchange that have not been verified for authenticity as security for the obligations under the loan transaction, as well as the above circumstances, it should be concluded that the bank (“RSHB”. – Note ed.) is not interested in the legal purity of transactions in the relationship between the borrower and guarantors for transactions associated with the loan agreement <…>; the direction of his interest in the relationship of Stroyindustriya LLC, Orteks LLC and the Novy Potok Group of Companies through Tarkhovskoye LLC and Nefteservis LLC, follows from the definition of the appeal.
The document also contains a reference to the decision of the Arbitration Court of the Moscow District in the framework of the bankruptcy case of Totaloil LLC, which, among other things, fixes connections.
“<…> the following facts have been established: Mazurov D.P. and Tukaev I.G., according to information published in the media, are interrelated business partners implementing financial schemes based on bank financing; actual affiliation of Totaloil LLC and Smart Invest LLC; Mazurov D.P., Tukaev I.G. affiliated with the New Potok Group of Companies, which included Tarkhovskoye LLC (Totaloil LLC was a member of Tarkhovskoye),” the dispute materials say.
An equally remarkable detail is the conclusions regarding the policy of the state bank, the strangeness of which was previously pointed out by Pravda UrFO. “The plaintiff and the Tokarevskaya Poultry Farm have proven circumstances that, in the aggregate, testify to the existence of a conspiracy or other joint actions of Rosselkhozbank JSC and Tukaeva I.G. at the conclusion of the disputed contract as a transaction that caused obvious damage to the represented one, which the bank, as a party to this transaction, knew or should have known, ”the position in the resolution is announced.
Meanwhile, sources of the publication among lawyers note that judging by the construction of transactions and the volume of dubious documents in disputes, these may not be the last bills associated with the Novy Potok group. To clarify, Mazurov was detained in 2019, he became a defendant in a criminal case on fraud.
“According to Mazurov, everything is quite clear, Tukaev is going through bankruptcy with a scandal, it is interesting whether, taking into account the new inputs, the responsibility of the managers of the branch of the state-owned Rosselkhozbank will be determined,” the source of the publication sums up.