The Tverskoy Court of Moscow sentenced to suspended terms the defendants in the case of attempted fraud (part 3 of article 30 and part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), who tried to get $1 million from the ex-beneficiary of the bankrupt Agrosoyuz bank Ilya Kligman for the termination of criminal prosecution, Kommersant writes.
We are talking about the general director of the Afrokom fund, vice-president of the Rospolitika fund Igor Yurasov and the former president of the Rys HC of the SOBR of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the husband of the singer Sogdiana Bashir Kushtov. Another person involved in the case, the publication calls Andrey Fetisov. The press service of the RBC court confirmed that Yurasov, Kushtov and Fetisov were sentenced to three and a half years in a penal colony on probation with a probationary period of four years.
According to investigators, in 2019 Yurasov and Kushtov learned about the criminal case against embezzlement of 7 billion rubles. from Agrosoyuz Bank and turned to the then beneficiary of the credit organization Ilya Kligman through his friend Sergei Gerasimenko. The defendants in the case claimed that with the help of high-ranking security officials they could ensure that Kligman was not held accountable.
“Kommersant”, 07/05/2023, “Ilya Kligman was thrown on probation”: The basis for initiating a criminal case was the appeal to the law enforcement agencies of the former shareholder of the collapsed Arksbank, RUBank and Dil-Bank, Sergei Gerasimenko, who is closely acquainted with Mr. Kligman, who is hiding in Germany. […] He himself was not accused in the case, but the solvers informed Mr. Gerasimenko that this would happen soon. At the same time, they argued that with the help of high-ranking security officials they could resolve the issue of not bringing Mr. Kligman to criminal responsibility. The fixers estimated their help to the financier at $1 million.
Negotiations in restaurants in Moscow on this topic they were with Gerasimenko. He eventually handed over $500,000 to them. At the same time, in the spring of 2021, the Ministry of Internal Affairs accused Kligman, who was abroad, of organizing embezzlement and withdrawing funds stolen from the bank.
Kligman and Gerasimenko then turned to the FSB. Further negotiations between the victims and the defendants in the case were conducted under the supervision of the investigation, which collected evidence against Yurasov and Kushtov. The latter were detained and pleaded guilty, the newspaper notes.
As a result, the court sentenced all three defendants in the case to three and a half years of suspended imprisonment. Confession and remorse were taken into account when deciding whether to leave them at large, the note says.
A separate publication mentions that Kushtov is known for helping the residents of Donbass and participants in the military operation in Ukraine, he has 11 children. During the investigation, he was vouched for by the Deputy Minister of Defense Yunus-Bek Yevkurovand his wife, the singer Sogdiana, offered to release her husband on bail of 35 million rubles, the newspaper writes.