In the Presnensky Court of Moscow, a trial has begun on an attempt to steal large sums of money using forged documents from the bank account of the international consulting company Good Energy Corp.
According to investigators, the head of a construction company, a former employee of the Vympel special unit of the FSB, and the ex-head of an IT company were involved in the scam, which failed thanks to the vigilance of bank employees. Interestingly, another attempt to take over Good Energy’s money was made recently and is being investigated in Krasnodar. There, according to investigators, other defendants decided to take advantage of the decision of the civil court, for which they prepared fake documents.
Criminal case against the head of the security service department of the Delta Group of Companies LLC, a former officer of Vympel Stanislav Drozd, the ex-head of the IT company Alternativa + LLC Andrey Paltsev and his cousin Yuri Karasev Presnensky district of Moscow filed in November 2020 under Part 3 of Art. 30 and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempted fraud on an especially large scale). According to the materials of the case, shortly before this, the founder of Delta Group LLC, Pavel Yukhvidin (who is on the international wanted list), having learned that the consulting firm had $ 8 million in an account with Alfa Bank, decided to take advantage of this and asked the head of the security service of the Group of Companies Stanislav Drozda to find the right people who, for 5% of the amount, will agree to participate in the scam. He attracted Andrey Paltsev and his brother.
According to the case, the attackers, using a fake power of attorney to represent the interests of Good Energy Corp., including the disposal of its funds, decided to first transfer $ 1.7 million by payment orders under fictitious supply contracts to one of the Turkish companies controlled by Pavel Yukhvidin.
The power of attorney was issued to Mr. Karasev, however, at the Alfa-Bank branch, the teller refused the request to first give an account statement, since there was no power of attorney in his name in the database. The fraudsters prepared a new power of attorney, and with it, as well as forged payment documents, Mr. Karasev turned to another branch of Alfa-Bank. However, this time the teller found irregularities in the paperwork and again did not find the power of attorney in the database. After that, the scammers did not stop trying to carry out their plan, but the Alfa-Bank security service, having suspected something was wrong even in the first case, had already turned to law enforcement agencies. As a result, Andrey Paltsev and Stanislav Drozd were detained in Moscow, and on June 10, 2021, Yuri Karasev, who had disappeared. The latter issued a frank confession and began to actively help the investigation. His accomplices also pleaded guilty.
“Alfa-Bank monitors the security of customer transactions in any communication channels, checks documents and authorities of persons admitted to transactions on customer accounts,” Kommersant was told at the bank. of our client, carried out by employees of the additional office and the security service of the bank, revealed the forged nature of the documents. In such situations, the bank not only seeks to prevent fraud against the client, but also takes the necessary measures to expose the criminals and bring them to justice established by law, as was the case in this case.
Meanwhile, while the investigation was nearing completion in the capital, another attempt was made to get money from Good Energy Corp., but in another bank.
On this fact, the investigative department of the ICR for the Krasnodar Territory opened a criminal case also under Part 3 of Art. 30 and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and in addition, under Part 1 of Art. 303 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (falsification of evidence) in November last year. Denis Sinodalnov, the general director of a construction company from Podolsk near Moscow, SIN-stroy, and unemployed people from Novorossiysk, Vasily Timofeev and Vyacheslav Bukhtiyarov, became his defendants (hiding and put on the wanted list). According to the materials of the case, Mr. Sinodalnov decided to initiate a lawsuit in the summer of 2021 by filing a lawsuit about Good Energy’s alleged debt to SIN-stroy LLC for the supply of used equipment. According to the criminal case, Mr. Sinodalnov prepared a fake contract for the sale of equipment, a specification of equipment, an act of its acceptance and transfer, etc. At the same time, according to the investigation, a fake power of attorney was issued in the name of Mr. her interests in court. In June 2021, according to the case file, Mr. Timofeev filed a claim for 600 million rubles. and other papers prepared by Mr. Sinodalnov to the Leninsky District Court of Novorossiysk. During the process, Vyacheslav Bukhtiyarov agreed with the claims. Judge Dmitry Dianov satisfied them on July 2, 2021, issued Vasily Timofeev a writ of execution with instructions for immediate execution. Meanwhile, lawyer Kirill Belsky, a representative of the consulting firm as the injured party in the criminal case, noted that the investigation found that the signatures on the documents submitted to the court did not belong to the president of Good Energy, and the seals on them did not correspond to the originals.
In addition, the investigation found that in July 2021, Judge Dianov issued Timofeev another writ of execution for the same amount, although this is prohibited by law, and the request for re-extradition was received in the case three days after its actual issuance.