Court by lawsuit The Prosecutor General’s Office turned the shares of JSC “Commercial Center, Transport and Forest” into state income – the company of the St. Petersburg business ombudsman Alexander Abrosimov.
The organization is engaged in loading and unloading goods in ports. Judging by the reports, the company handles 370 tons of cargo per year, Kommersant writes.
In court, it was possible to prove that the assets of Severnaya Verf, a defense enterprise for the construction, repair and modernization of ships, were illegally transferred to the company.
As indicated in the case file, back in the 90s, Abrosimov, being the head of the transport department of Severnaya Verf, established JSC KTsTL together with 19 employees of the unit. The authorized capital of the company for 400 thousand non-denominated rubles was divided into 400 shares. The participants divided them among themselves. Shortly thereafter, the number of securities exceeded 66,000.
From May 1994 to May 1995, Abrosimov was simultaneously the general director of KTsTL and the commercial director of Severnaya Verf, which means he was interested “in the implementation of an illegal plan,” the supervision believes.
The assets of the plant were then transferred to the company, and the state’s share in the authorized capital of the shipyard was reduced from 60% to 46%. As a result, this turned into bankruptcy of the defense enterprise.
“Kommersant”, 03/19/2023, “The business ombudsman did not defend himself against the prosecutor’s office”: In November 1994, the general director of the shipyard, Yuri Bokov, concluded an agreement with JSC KCTL on the transfer of property to him in the amount of 8 billion 461 million 311 thousand non-denominated rubles. In exchange, Severnaya Verf was to receive 66,461 KCTL shares. The remaining 400 shares were distributed among the founders of the company, who, according to the plaintiff, “acted in bad faith” and knew about the illegal acquisition of the shipyard’s property. […]
After the bankruptcy of the shipyard, its former general director, Mr. Bokov, got a job at KTsTL, which, according to the plaintiffs, “indicated his personal interest in illegal enrichment” at the expense of the property of JSC Severnaya Verf, owned by the Russian Federation. In turn, Alexander Abrosimov personally and through affiliated foreign companies and members of his family in the period from 1994 to 2022 acquired 64,060 shares (95.8%) of KCTL, which were subject to transfer to the ownership of Russia.
The defendants in court referred to the expiration of the limitation period, and in addition, insisted that if the claim was satisfied, the claim should be directed to the property of the plant transferred to KCTL, and not to the shares of the company. […] In any case, the representatives of the defendants note, the main victims in this whole story were entrepreneurs who bought out the state-owned stake in KCTL in 2012 (they were denied a refund of more than 100 million rubles in arbitration), as well as workers of enterprises or their heirs, who acted as co-respondents under prosecutor’s claim. […] Meanwhile, the state, together with the company’s shares, should gain control over a large sea terminal, which, as stated on the KCTL website, annually handles more than 370,000 tons of various cargoes, including dangerous ones. The company has 4 berths, 7 km of railway tracks, 65 thousand sq. m open and 25 thousand square meters. m of covered storage facilities, as well as 3.5 thousand square meters. m of office space and a variety of different equipment. — Inset K.ru
Representatives of the defendants called the claims unfounded. The decision is going to be appealed.
The arrest of Abrosimov’s assets in November 2022 was imposed by the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to invalidate the contract between KTCL and Severnaya Verf JSC. “MK in St. Petersburg” wrote that both enterprises were registered in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities just a few months before the signing of the agreement.
Vedomosti-SPb.Ru, 02.12.2022, “The court arrested the assets of the company associated with the family of the St. Petersburg business ombudsman”: The Arbitration Court of the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, seized the shares and property of one of the stevedoring companies operating in the port of St. Petersburg – Commercial Center, Transport and Forest JSC. KCTL was founded in 1994, part of the company is owned by Leverage LLC, which, according to SPARK, is 100% owned by the St. Petersburg business ombudsman Alexander Abrosimov. The company is headed by Yulia Aleksandrovna Abrosimova, the post of Deputy General Director for Development is held by Daria Aleksandrovna Abrosimova.
The proceeds from sales of KCTL last year amounted to 908 million rubles. According to the Baltic Sea Ports Administration, in 2021 KCTL loaded 257,000 tons of cargo on ships, which is approximately 0.5% of the annual turnover of the Big Port of St. Petersburg, where the company operates. […] As part of the process, all owners of KCTL shares were assigned the status of defendants – these are including three Cypriot companies, as well as Leverage LLC (has 6687 KCTL shares), which is owned by Abrosimov represented by the Little Happiness management company. LLC Little Happiness itself, which owns 407 shares of KCTL, was also included in the list of defendants in the case. Yulia Abrosimova (owns 345 shares) and Daria Abrosimova (90 shares) are on the same list. — Inset K.ru
@nadzornaya, 07.03.2023 10:01: The press repeatedly mentioned that Abrosimov’s children and grandchildren had US citizenship, and he himself became widely known after the high-profile bankruptcies of Stroykomlekt CJSC, which was one of the contractors of Smolny St. Petersburg, and its beneficiaries – relatives of the business ombudsman of father and son Alexander and Oleg Shamarin . The result of cunning schemes was that the assets of the bankrupts were registered in the name of one of Abrosimov’s daughters. — Inset K.ru