Investigation against Oleg Kan reached court in 5 years
The case against the businessman about the creation of an organized crime group and the smuggling of crab was sent to the Vladivostok court.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a criminal case against the Sakhalin fisherman Oleg Kan to the Frunzensky District Court of Vladivostok, Kommersant was told in the Prosecutor’s Office of the Sakhalin Region today, August 5. This time, he is charged with organizing a criminal community (part 1 of article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), smuggling more than 3 thousand tons of live crab to Japan, China and South Korea for 2.6 billion rubles. and evasion of customs payments (part 4 of article 194 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and taxes (part 2 of article 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in the amount of more than 3.69 billion rubles.
According to investigators, Oleg Kan and his accomplices supplied strategically important marine biological resources abroad in 2014-2019. When exported, the crab was declared for delivery to offshore companies controlled by it at the same price, but in reality it was shipped at a price significantly higher than the declared one. The figurant used the income to finance the activities of the companies owned by him and the criminal community he created. In addition, using the scheme of dividing a single large business into formally autonomous organizations and illegally applying the taxation system for agricultural producers, the entrepreneur avoided paying income tax and VAT.
On February 5, 2020, the Khabarovsk Regional Court granted the request of the investigation for the arrest in absentia of Oleg Kan, who is hiding abroad. The ICR accused him of organizing the murder in 2010 of businessman Valery Pkhidenko, who was also engaged in fishing. In December 2022, the Primorsky Regional Court began trial in absentia on the charge of Oleg Kan of organizing a contract killing (part 3 of article 33 and paragraph “h” of part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
In a new criminal case, the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Demeshin, filed a lawsuit to recover from the accused in favor of the Russian Federation the criminal proceeds received from smuggling in the amount of 4.2 billion rubles. To ensure claims and other penalties, the property of the head and members of the criminal community, as well as legal entities in the amount of more than 5.3 billion rubles, was seized. The damage caused to the budgetary system, including penalties and fines, was compensated during the investigation in full in the amount of 5.3 billion rubles.
Oleg Kan faces 12 to 20 years in prison. With regard to the rest of the internationally wanted members of the criminal community, the investigation hzikhidtidekrt continues.