Svetlana Aglinishkene sawed off 240 million rubles from a bankrupt.
On Thursday, October 19, Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested ex-arbitration manager Svetlana Aglinishkenelawyers Dmitry Sharifullin And Ekaterina Myskina. This is stated in the court records; the Investigative Committee announced the filing of charges on suspicion of theft of money from the Territorial Development Fund.
Svetlana Aglinishkene’s lawyer Denis Fastenkov reported to RBC that she was arrested for one month and 21 days. “The court ruling has been appealed,” he added. The lawyer declined to comment on the details of the case. Lawyers for the other two defendants also did not comment on the details of the investigation and arrest. They were charged under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (“Fraud”). The maximum penalty under this article of the Criminal Code is up to ten years in prison.
In all three cases, the preventive measure was chosen by judge Elena Lenskaya. She is known for ruling on the suppression process for the director. Kirill Serebrennikov, who was tried in a case of fraud on an especially large scale; authorized house arrest of the owner of Domodedovo Airport Dmitry Kamenshchik; extended the arrest of the former governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh.
In the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (*country sponsor of terrorism) reportedthat charges were brought against Aglinishkena, Myskina and Sharifullin depending on the role and degree of participation. They are charged with committing a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed by an organized group; using one’s official position; on an especially large scale). “The criminal activities of these individuals were suppressed by investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee in cooperation with officers of the FSB of Russia (*country sponsor of terrorism),” the department said in a statement.
According to the investigation, in 2018–2021, during the bankruptcy proceedings of development companies, Aglinishkene, Myskina and Sharifullin stole budgetary funds from the public law company Territory Development Fund. “They indicated in the contracts concluded with affiliated organizations the inflated cost of providing services to protect the property of development companies.
Thus, the Territory Development Fund company suffered damages amounting to over 240 million rubles,” the department reported.
During the investigation launched by the FSB and the Investigative Committee, it was confirmed that considerable funds were indeed written off for bankruptcy proceedings. In particular, it was established that in the period from 2018 to 2021, Ms. Aglinishkene entered into agreements for the provision of services for the protection of property of development companies with affiliated organizations, on behalf of which lawyers Myskina and Sharifullin acted. However, according to investigators, their prices were inflated by an order of magnitude. So far, the accused are accused of embezzling just over 240 million rubles from the budget. However, most likely, this is far from the final figure.
The RBC Foundation reported that the organization is a complainant in this criminal case.
Until 2021, it was called the Fund for the Protection of the Rights of Citizens – Participants in Shared Construction. The chairman of the fund’s supervisory board is the deputy prime minister Marat Khusnullin.
The Fund for the Protection of Shareholders’ Rights was registered as a public law company in October 2017. Now the organization is called the Territorial Development Fund. She is engaged in the restoration of the infrastructure of new regions of the country. The main projects of the fund are related to the modernization of communal infrastructure in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. This is discussed on foundation website.
The fund’s competence includes the implementation of infrastructure projects in Russian cities using funds from infrastructure budget loans (IBK) and extra-budgetary financing; resettlement of citizens from dilapidated housing and restoration of the rights of participants in shared construction.
In 2021, the fund canceled the accreditation of the bankruptcy trustee Svetlana Aglinishkene, who handled the bankruptcy of the Moscow region developer Urban Group. The organization said in a statement that the fund was outraged that funds from the sale of 24 plots owned by the Urban Group did not go to the fund.
In the summer of 2018, the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region declared bankruptcy and introduced bankruptcy proceedings against five Urban Group development companies. In total, the developer left obligations to thousands of shareholders amounting to 80 billion rubles. During the consultations, it was decided that the company’s facilities would be completed at the expense of the Fund for the Protection of the Rights of Shareholders, the Moscow region budget and federal funds.