Former top managers of Almatel convicted of fraud Alexandra Gadalova. His former subordinate Konstantin Antonevich was sentenced to 4 years. Both were found guilty of fraud in the supply of telecommunications equipment for holding companies, as well as a scam with promissory notes of the Telephone 365 company. This was reported by Kommersant on Tuesday.
The court fully agreed with the point of view of the prosecution, recognizing as proven the guilt of Gadalov and Antonevich in three episodes of fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), which they were charged with.
The amount of damage in the case is 550 million rubles. The court fully satisfied civil claims against convicts by legal entities for a total amount of 98 million rubles. At the same time, the claim of the businessman Alexandra Udodova (the victim in the case), declared by him in the amount of 559.2 million rubles, the court partially satisfied, recovering only 308.2 million rubles from the convicts.
Kommersant, 03/07/2023, “Promissory notes added to telecommunications equipment”: Mr. Gadalov did not admit his guilt, but his accomplice partially admitted, emphasizing that he had no intent to embezzle funds and he only followed the instructions of his boss. […]
After the verdict was passed, the victim was dissatisfied with the decision of the court. “Oddly enough, but the verdict not only did not restore the rights of Mr. Udodov, but, on the contrary, legalized the embezzlement of his funds by the foreign company DSFC (the current owner of Almatel. – “Kommersant”) to the maximum extent possible, removing persons who, in in reality, they stole the funds of my principal, ”explained the representative of the businessman Vyacheslav Efimenko. […] And finally, the court, according to Mr. Efimenko, ignored the possibility of repaying the damage to Mr. Udodov at the expense of the arrested property of the Telefon 365 company, a 19.5% stake in Tsifra Odin LLC worth about 250 million rubles. and rights of claim in the amount of 230 million rubles. to the Eurasia Investments management company, where, according to the businessman, the money he paid for the bills is located. […] “My client and I believe that the basic principles of justice have been violated, which forces us to appeal the verdict.” — Inset K.ru
All three episodes that appear in the case refer to 2016-2017. According to the investigation, at the end of December 2016, Gadalov, who at that time held the post of managing director of Alma Group LLC, together with the general director of this company Alexander Parkhomenko (who is on the wanted list), organized a criminal group with the aim of stealing funds from firms that were part of the holding ” Almatel. Later, Antonevich, the CEO of the Telefon 365 provider controlled by him, joined the attackers.
In accordance with the plan developed by Gadalov and Parkhomenko, in January 2017, Tsifra Odin LLC and Telefon 365 LLC signed a contract for the supply of equipment in the amount of 78.2 million rubles, which in the end was never delivered. According to the same scheme, as the investigation believes, there was a scam with the supply of equipment for the 2Kom Company. In this case, the amount of theft amounted to 19.6 million rubles.
The largest episode of the case is connected with Alexander Udodov. In December 2017, Parkhomenko, being familiar with Udodov and knowing that he had free funds and a desire to increase them, suggested that the businessman purchase promissory notes from the Telephone 365 company in the amount of 450 million rubles. Parkhomenko convinced Udodov that he, as an investor, would make good money on interest on the redemption of securities, and the money received from Udodov would be used to purchase new assets. However, none of this happened. Having executed the transaction on December 27, 2017, the issuer paid off part of the bills within two years, but then refused to do so. All Udodov’s attempts to get his money back came to nothing.
The Almatel holding was created by Alma-Group (Kazakhstan), it includes providers Tsifra Odin, Kompaniya 2Kom, Setel, TDS+, etc. The holding operates in Moscow, the Moscow Region, Krasnodar and Tver, providing services of broadband access (BBA) to the Internet, pay TV and telephony. Its subscriber base includes about 250 thousand people.
@vchkogpu, 04.03.2023 11:40: Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow delivered a verdict in the case of embezzlement of 500 million rubles from Alexander Udodov, business partner and former son-in-law of the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. […] As the Cheka-OGPU found out, the story began with the fact that the son-in-law of Mikhail Mishustin (now former) Alexander Udodov decided to develop the telecommunications sector of his business with a Kazakh businessman, banker Alexander Parkhomenko. To do this, Udodov purchased promissory notes from the Telephone 365 company in the amount of 450 million rubles issued by Troika D Bank. All bills were avalized by the same Parkhomenko, who was the chairman of the board of Troika D Bank.
In the spring of 2019, the bank’s license was revoked and payments on promissory notes stopped, and later it turned out that in reality there were no promissory notes on the bank’s balance sheet and the promissory notes purchased at Parkhomenko’s suggestion turned out to be invalid, and the money invested by Udodov was stolen. — Inset K.ru