The owner of the bankrupt Lipetsk Fuel Company, Artur Shakhov, has been put on the international wanted list in connection with criminal prosecution, follows from the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Mr. Shakhov was arrested in absentia. If he is detained, he will be placed in the Lipetsk pre-trial detention center No. 1. According to some information, Artur Shakhov may be in the United States.
He is charged with two crimes. The first criminal case on the deliberate bankruptcy of LLC Enterprise Management Company (Article 196 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was initiated back in the spring of last year. According to investigators, Artur Shakhov brought the company to a situation in which it became impossible to pay off creditors. Recall that at the end of 2021, the bankruptcy trustee discovered signs of intentional bankruptcy of the company.
A month ago, another criminal case was initiated under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigation believes that Artur Shakhov, together with a group of persons, could acquire the rights to the company’s property on obviously unfavorable and non-market conditions, thereby deceiving the employees of the enterprise.
Kommersant.Ru, 05/23/2023, “Investigation followed the carbon footprint”: According to a card from the wanted database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 54-year-old Artur Shakhov, a former deputy of the city council of Lipetsk and the founder of the bankrupt OOO Enterprise Management Company, has been put on the wanted list. […]
In April of this year, the TFR initiated a new criminal case on fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, up to ten years in prison) on the fact of the acquisition by a group of persons by prior agreement of the rights to the property of LLC Enterprise Management Company ‘” by deceiving his workers. Judging by the bankruptcy filings, before starting the insolvency case, the company sold more than a dozen vehicles, including tractors, and 12 real estate objects, and also entered into a car pledge agreement. Transactions on the sale of property, according to the position of the prosecution, were made on conditions that were obviously unfavorable for LTK.
According to the investigation, as a result of the actions of the owner of the LTK, the rights of 72 legal entities that are bona fide creditors of LLC Enterprise ”Management Company”, and the rights of more than 150 employees of the company, were violated. On April 28, Artur Shakhov was put on the international wanted list. At the request of the investigation, the court took the businessman into custody in absentia for two months. In case of detention, he will be placed in the FKU SIZO-1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Lipetsk Region. — Inset K.ru
The Lipetsk Fuel Company was declared bankrupt in November 2020. In 2019, its founder Viktor Shakhov, the father of Artur Shakhov, died. The insolvency suit was initiated by an independent broker in the oil products market, Solid – Commodity Markets. Creditors’ claims against the company have already exceeded 3 billion rubles. Artur Shakhov himself was declared bankrupt. After bidding at some former LTK gas stations in Lipetsk, a new network of gas stations under the brand “Lubimaya Fuel Company” was launched. The property of LTK was also bought up by large oil traders.
Lipetsknews.ru, 05/24/2023, “Ex-deputy and owner of the Lipetsk Fuel Company put on the international wanted list”: According to the investigation, his actions in the sale of property before bankruptcy led to a violation of the rights of more than 150 LTK employees and 72 creditors, the debt to which exceeds 3 billion rubles.
Recall that Artur Shakhov was declared bankrupt in August last year. His bankruptcy was initiated by Sberbank due to a debt of 1.3 billion rubles. Artur Shakhov’s firm, Enterprise Management Company LLC, was also declared bankrupt in November 2020. The lawsuit was filed by ZAO Solid Commodity Markets. The plaintiff has a debt to the applicant in the amount of 33.9 million rubles, confirmed by the decision of the Moscow arbitration. Later, about 60 more creditors joined the bankruptcy procedure. In addition, the Arbitration Court of the Lipetsk Region recognized as justified the claims of JSC All-Russian Bank for Regional Development against Artur Shakhov in the amount of 363 million rubles.
As previously reported, the LTK included 24 large-capacity fuel trucks, a network of oil depots, as well as 103 filling stations in the Lipetsk, Belgorod, Tambov, Voronezh, Ryazan and Kursk regions. The revenue of Enterprise Managing Company LLC (registered in Lipetsk in 2000) for 2018 amounted to 6 billion rubles. Net profit – 50.9 million rubles. According to Kommersant Kartoteka, the sole owner of the company is Artur Shakhov (son of the company’s founder Viktor Shakhov, who died in 2019). — Inset K.ru
In 2020 Artur Shakhov left Russia. Interestingly, in the summer of last year, the bankruptcy trustee, as part of the bankruptcy of Mr. Shakhov, asked the court to request from the United States data on the real estate of a businessman and his wife in the country. The court decided to grant the petition.
Lipetskmedia.ru, 01/31/2023, “Donation of a house by an American from Lipetsk Artur Shakhov declared illegal”: The Arbitration Court invalidated the donation for real estate from Artur Shakhov, a businessman from Lipetsk, who left for the United States, to his son. House with an area of 678.4 sq. m and a land plot of 698 sq. m were donated in 2018. However, the court accepted the arguments that the deed of gift was deliberately drawn up, taking into account the fact that Artur Shakhov soon decided to become bankrupt. And behind him in Russia there were 2.2 billion rubles of debts, of which only 512 million were returned.
The sale of the returned mansion with land will not cover all the debts of Artur Shakhov. Therefore, an official letter will be sent to the Office of International Legal Assistance of the US Department of Justice with the aim of “reclaiming in the territory of the United States of America information and information regarding the debtor and his spouse about property, income, real estate transactions and other information necessary for the formation of the bankruptcy estate of the debtor “. […]
Last year, the filling stations of the bankrupt Lipetsk Fuel Company were sold. The preserved LTK brand began to stand for Favorite Fuel Company. Such a PR move was invented by the new owners of gas stations. Their former owner Artur Shakhov left for the USA. But now you have to pay off creditors from America. — Inset K.ru
Lipetsknews.ru, 07/21/2022, “Creditors of the Lipetsk “king of gas stations” Artur Shakhov will not see their money until 2023″: The arbitration ruled to extend the term of the procedure – the sale of the property of the owner of the bankrupt gas station network LTK Artur Shakhov (gas stations are managed by Enterprise Management Company LLC), follows from the court case. […]
Earlier, the financial manager of Mr. Shakhov found apartments in Sochi, located on the Black Sea coast. The value of the property was estimated at 56 million rubles. In Lipetsk, the financial manager found an apartment of 100 sq. meters, land plots and a cottage of almost 700 “squares”. All found property will be returned to the bankruptcy estate for the distribution of debts to creditors.
In June, the arbitration issued a ruling on establishing the initial sale price of the property of the owner of the bankrupt LTK gas station network – 29.3 million rubles. At the auction, it will be possible to purchase land plots, a garden house, a shop, as well as shares in the authorized capital of Artur Shakhov’s Enterprise Development Company, Enterprise Management Company, Service Complex +. — Inset K.ru