The performance of one “divorce”
For the last week, the domestic beau monde has been lively discussing a dashing detective story with elements of a political thriller. We are talking about a criminal case initiated by the chief of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Basmanny district of Moscow Sergey Andreev at the whim of his wife, Yulia Andreeva, lawyer of the Moscow office of the S&K Vertical law office (St. Petersburg). The fact that the characters act in the interests of customers from Latvia, an unfriendly state, adds to the spice of the plot. The plot is trivial. Dealers at the liquidation commission of a Latvian bank ABLV, the infamous Laundromat, are finally trying to stir up the dough. Hiding behind the decisions of the Riga Themis, played out “one-sidedly” as part of the bankruptcy of ABLV, cunning Latvians blackmail former clients of the bank from among the residents of Russia and extort money without hesitation. For this, no less cunning Russian lawyers are hired, ready to do anything for a small share.
The scheme has been worked out and put on stream. In “civilized Latvia”, civil and criminal proceedings are initiated against rich Russians, on the basis of hastily concocted decisions already in “wild Russia”, lured security forces without due verification initiate new criminal cases. Lawyers with a Latvian power of attorney come to the suspects and demand to pay a “debt”. Otherwise, they say, you are tormented by the dust of the Baltic dunes to swallow, trying to fight off the accusations there, or even thunder on the bunk here in Russia. At the same time, the proposed payment scheme is completely opaque: Russian lawyers receive the money, but where and in what proportion they go further is a mystery. Whether even a cent gets to the bank itself is a big question.
It is not known how many Russians have already suffered from international swindlers. It is reported that among the victims are businessmen and “stars” of show business, including Philip Kirkorov.
But in at least one case, the blackmail failed. The chronicle of the “divorce” of three acts became known to investigators and journalists.
Act one. Andreev went to work, the case was closed. March
On March 9, 2023, the lawyer of the S&K Vertical law office, Andreeva Yu. statement of the bankruptcy trustee of Tesida Services Limited Latvia Novicans K. (a citizen of Latvia), in which it was stated that the company Tesida Services Limited Latvia had allegedly suffered property damage as a result of a number of civil law transactions. The application was accompanied by a warrant from the lawyer of S&K Vertical, NS Kolerova, who allegedly represented the interests of the applicant of Tesida Services Limited Latvia.
However, it turned out that on March 9, Kolerova N.S. was not in the Basmanny OMVD. According to the billing of her phone, Kolerova N.S. on that day, she was not even within the boundaries of the Central Administrative District of Moscow, so she could not bring Novicans K.’s application. Since 2010, Novicans K. himself had not entered the territory of the Russian Federation.
Thus, the application was registered in the KUSP OMVD of Russia for the Basmanny district of Moscow without the applicant and the issuance of a notification coupon. The duty officer received an instruction to do so from Andreev S.V.
On the same day (March 9), without conducting any pre-investigation check, at the request of Novitsans K., the deputy head of the SO MIA of Russia for the Basmanny district of Moscow, captain of justice Efremova A.V. criminal case No. 12301450013000396 under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
On March 20, when the case came to the Basmanny inter-district prosecutor’s office in Moscow, a decision was made to cancel the decision to initiate this case as illegal.
Act two. Inquiries on the closed “Andreevsky” case. May
On May 17, that is, almost two months after the Andreevsky case was recognized as illegal, Finservice Bank JSC and the next day Moscow Credit Bank PJSC and ALFA-BANK JSC received requests for provision as part of the investigation of the criminal case No. 12301450013000396 information on bank accounts and statements on them opened in the name of a businessman – a citizen of the Russian Federation.
The requests were signed by the Deputy Head of the SO OMVD of Russia for the Basmanny District of Moscow, Captain of Justice Efremova O.V. with the consent of the head of the investigative body – the head of the SO OMVD of Russia for the Basmanny district of Moscow, Major of Justice Sinitsin A.A.
These requests were provided on purpose by Rim A.A. by power of attorney dated May 16, 2023, issued by Andreev S.V.
On July 28, that is, four months after the verdict of the prosecutor’s office regarding the “Andreevsky” case, the National Savings Bank JSC received a similar request in criminal case No. 12301450013000396 in relation to the same citizen of the Russian Federation. At the same time, the request was received by postal item dated July 21 on the envelope.
The request to JSC “National Savings Bank” was signed on behalf of the employees of the SO OMVD of Russia for the Basmanny district of Moscow, which is located at Moscow, st. Novaya Basmannaya, 33, building 1, index 105066, and the text of the requests also contains a similar address for sending a response. However, the postal envelope indicated as the sender of the Department of Internal Affairs for the Central Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow and the address of the sender, Moscow, st. Srednyaya Kalitnikovskaya, 31, index 109029. And the post office, which accepted the sending of an envelope with requests, is located at the address Moscow, st. Guryanova, d. 55, index 109992, this post office has nothing to do with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Basmanny District of Moscow and the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Central Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow.
Act three. Andreev is being closed, blackmailers get ready. August
On August 8, as part of the investigation of illegal actions carried out under the guise of the Andreevsky criminal case closed back in March, a search was carried out at the office of S&K Vertical in Moscow City. And then they got to Andreev S.V. himself: on the night of August 30, he was caught in St. Petersburg by the Investigative Committee for the North-West Administrative District of Moscow while trying to leave Russia, promptly taken to Moscow and arrested in the case of abuse of power.
One of the key arguments in defense of the Basman policeman – requests to banks were sent before the decision to initiate a criminal case was canceled – are shattered by the facts disclosed in the second act.
Communication Andreeva S.V. with S&K Vertical through his wife, the testimonies of his subordinates, who carried out the instructions of the boss in the framework of this custom case, leave no chance for the prisoner to evade criminal liability. The only question is what is he ready to tell in order to mitigate the severity of the punishment? It’s probably time to start worrying about whoever got him involved in their crime show.
It is known that the “Latvian production” performed by the “S&K Vertical” team, headed by the partner of the bureau Miroshnichenko V.B. is not unique. With the same repertoire, the troupe toured Russia under the leadership of P.Ya. Kurosh, partner of the Prime Advice group. They worked according to the same plan. Claimed for the laurels of directors of “divorce from ABLV” in Russia and a special location of customers in Latvia. But it all looked cool until the first mistake. An ordinary custom-made business did not go according to the script. One of the main characters of the “performance for money” played out ended up behind bars. His accomplices will soon be asked the same way – not for a bow, but for interrogation. And if someone’s traces are suddenly lost on the Riga seaside, then their portraits will be decorated with Interpol posters.