How the banker Morales-Escomilla betrayed his accomplices
At the disposal of the publication was a description of the deal with the investigation, concluded by the race car driver and banker Morales-Escomilla, who became a serial witness of the FSB and the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Yesterday, according to his testimony, in the framework of the “Laundromat case”, the Meshchansky court arrested the bankers Sergei Magin and Alexander Galkin, but not everyone is so “lucky”. For example, in the deal with the investigation, it is specifically noted that Morales-Escomilla gave detailed testimony against the former “high-ranking DIA employee” Roshchin.
However, he lives quietly in Moscow and is an untouchable figure. And all because this is just the case when you can then go out on yourself. Roshchin is a man of the Office of the FSB of the Russian Federation, headed by Ivan Tkachev. Morales-Escomilla was detained shortly after the meeting with Arkady Rotenberg (it discussed the affairs of the auto racing team and not only …) and on the day when Tkachev received the rank of major general.
Therefore, Tkachev considers Morales-Escomilla his legitimate “prey” and made his personal “talking head”. Magin and Galkin have been involved in the Laundromat cases since 2019, but Tkachev’s interest in them woke up after a lawyer Irina Shoch arranged a trip abroad, close to the head of the DIA Melnikov (both people of Tkachev). During the voyage, Shoch met with bankers who had left Russia and offered to provide “aid to the Russian Federation”, or rather to its individual representatives.
Everyone responded differently to the offer. For example, after talking with banker Dmitry Rubinov (also a potential defendant in the “Landromat case”), Shoch received state protection and protection from the FSB of the Russian Federation through Ivan Tkachev, and Rubinov received a case of extortion and kidnapping. Galkin and Magin got the Laundromat case.