Zamoskvoretsky court of the capital recovered from the ex-owner of the burst bank “Ugra” Alexey Khotin 192 billion rubles of tax debt, underpaid Rus-Oil Group. A businessman under house arrest for embezzlement and embezzlement has been identified as the ultimate beneficiary of the group. The assets of Rus-Oil will be transferred to the state. Read more in the article “Gazety.Ru”.
Businessman and former majority shareholder of Yugra Bank Alexei Khotin must pay more than 192 billion rubles of unpaid taxes, as well as turn shares and 100% stakes in the authorized capitals of business entities that are part of the Rus-Oil oil group into state revenue. The corresponding decision was made on May 10 by the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow.
“According to the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Aleksey Khotin, as the beneficiary of Rus-Oil, was charged in favor of the Russian Federation for damages expressed in non-payment of taxes in the amount of 192,157,539,000 rubles, with the conversion of shares and 100% of shares in authorized capital to state revenue business entities that are part of the Rus-Oil group of companies — reports Telegram channel Moscow courts of general jurisdiction.
The judge decided to consider the case behind closed doors in order to “ensure the preservation of information constituting the secrecy of the investigation, tax and banking secrecy.” The decision of the court can be appealed, it has not yet entered into force.
Forbes.ru, 05/10/2023, “The court recovered from the former member of the Forbes list 192 billion rubles of tax debt”: In addition to Khotin, the defendant in the lawsuit was a businessman and developer Alexander Klyachin, clarified TASS with reference to the press service of the court. Since December 2013, the businessman has been called the co-owner of the British oil company Exillon Energy with assets in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and the Komi Republic. At the same time, 30% of Exillon Energy was bought by Khotin, its constituent companies, for example, Kayum Neft, were on the list of assets that the Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to recover in favor of the state.
Alexander Klyachin is not and has never been a beneficiary of the oil company Exillon Energy, a representative of the entrepreneur, who in 2023 has entered in the list of the richest businessmen in Russia with a fortune of $ 1.2 billion. The company itself stopped publishing reports in 2019. The current composition of its shareholders is unknown. The decision of the court has not yet entered into force and can be appealed to the appeal. — Inset K.ru
The Rus-Oil group was convicted of using schemes to evade the payment of mineral extraction tax (MET), as well as VAT and income tax.
As established by the prosecutor’s office, fictitious relations were created between affiliates for the purchase and sale of oil, deliberately false information about such transactions was reflected in the accounting, and then the MET was formally calculated and, under the pretext of lack of money, was not paid.
In addition, the suspects transferred the proceeds received from the end buyers of oil to the accounts of “other controlled entities that do not have debts to the budget”, and also withdrew funds to the accounts of non-residents. […]
IA “RBC”, 05/10/2023, “The court recovered 192 billion rubles from businessman Alexei Khotin.”: The Prosecutor General’s Office filed a lawsuit against Khotin and Rus-Oil at the end of 2022. According to the department, the company’s structures, including Maiorskoye LLC, which is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, implemented illegal and interrelated schemes for evading several types of taxes: on profits, on mining and on value added. The prosecutor’s office noted that the Mayorsky bankruptcy procedure was used by Rus-Oil to legalize illegal income and withdraw property.
The Rus-Oil Group was founded in 2013 by the structures of Alexei Khotin and operates in Western and Eastern Siberia, the Orenburg Region. Its structure includes such companies as Dulisma, Khortytsya, Irelyakhskoye, Kayum Neft, Polar Lights, and others. Businessman Alexei Khotin has been under investigation for several years. […] The entrepreneur is under house arrest. — Inset K.ru
Khotin was also prosecuted for embezzlement of over 267 billion rubles Bank Yugra. It is considered in the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow.
According to investigators, the bank issued loans for 7.5 billion rubles. structures associated with Khotin. The money was not returned to the organization. The loans were secured by real estate.
In 2017, the Central Bank revoked the license from Yugra. At the time of revocation of the license, Khotin owned 52.5% of the bank’s shares.
By the time of closing, the bank’s assets amounted to 34 billion rubles, and the liabilities were almost six times larger – 194.8 billion rubles. All debt of legal entities was overdue.
This is the largest insured event in the history of the Russian Federation: about 173 billion rubles were paid to Ugra depositors.
The businessman was arrested in April 2019 and has been under house arrest ever since. Later, the Russian Investigative Committee opened another case against Khotin, accusing him of embezzling 283 billion rubles.
By according to Forbes as of March 2023, the claims of Yugra’s first stage creditors were satisfied by only 4.57%, and the bankruptcy estate is 9.9 billion rubles. The DIA previously claimed that companies associated with Khotin accounted for 98% of the entire loan portfolio.