The money of the bank “Agrosoyuz” rolled into Gilyazov’s pockets without looking
The Kirovsky District Court of Ufa has begun to study the materials of the criminal case of businessman Ruslan Gilyazov. He is accused of credit fraud and deliberate bankruptcy of the controlled companies Ufa-transit, R-trans and R-TEK. Yesterday, a representative of the prosecutor’s office read out the indictment. Ruslan Gilyazov does not admit guilt under the articles imputed to him and counts on an acquittalR.
The Kirov Court of Ufa yesterday began considering a criminal case on fraud and deliberate bankruptcy of Ufa-transit LLC, R-trans LLC and R-TEK Management Company LLC. Charges were brought against the owner of the companies, Ruslan Gilyazov. In the spring of 2021, Mr. Gilyazov appealed to the prosecutor’s office of Bashkiria and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia with complaints about the actions of Gennady Mosyakin, head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department (UEBiPK) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Bashkiria. The entrepreneur, who previously worked in the Department for Combating Organized Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Bashkiria, said that Gennady Mosyakin forced him to give expensive gifts, pay for holidays in Sochi, and also build a summer house for him on the Pavlovsk reservoir. In June 2021, the main investigative department of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case against the businessman. He was put on the wanted list, detained in Yalta and taken to Ufa in August.
According to the version of the investigation, which was announced yesterday in court by a representative of the state prosecution, from June 20, 2016 to September 10, 2018, Mr. Gilyazov committed the theft of a large amount of credit funds issued to him by the Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank. The crime had an intent that arose from the defendant at the beginning of 2015, before the bank approved the application of Ufa-transit for the provision of a tranche. The company was credited with the bank several times, R-trans and R-TEK acted as guarantors, a pledge was issued on the property of the companies. The bank provided Ufa-transit with 233.8 million rubles, while the entrepreneur returned most of the money, the prosecution says. From March to July 2018, Agrosoyuz filed a lawsuit with the arbitration court of Bashkiria for the bankruptcy of three companies controlled by Mr. Gilyazov.
According to SPARK-Interfax, Ufa-transit LLC was established in 2007. The company was engaged in the wholesale trade of motor fuel, including aviation gasoline. Established in 2013, “R-trans” worked in the field of transportation. R-TEK Management Company, registered in 2014, managed the property. All three companies have been declared bankrupt.
In the summer of 2019, the representative of the prosecutor’s office continued, the entrepreneur sold the collateral assets of companies – vehicles, in order to withdraw them from the bankruptcy estate. At the same time, according to the indictment, the businessman began to withdraw assets back in 2016, when several cars, a snowmobile and a fiberglass vessel were sold. In total, according to the investigation, 19 units of equipment were sold for 22 million rubles, and the deals were not economically beneficial for the companies.
Mr. Gilyazov stated in court that he does not consider himself guilty and intends to state his position during interrogation. As the defendant explained to Kommersant-Ufa, he is “in shock” from the charges against him. The assets of his companies, which are pledged by the Deposit Insurance Agency, are more than enough to fully pay off the claims of creditors, he said.
Ruslan Gilyazov notes that part of the debt has already been repaid after the sale of his office, but the amount was not recalculated in the charge.
The entrepreneur also does not agree that two charges have been brought against him “for the same thing” – fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and deliberate bankruptcy (Article 196 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He stated that he considers himself innocent and intends to prove it to the court.
The bankruptcy cases of his companies are being considered in court, and the transactions, which the investigation considered the withdrawal of assets from the bankruptcy estate, were not recognized as fictitious, Mr. Gilyazov emphasized.
The next court hearing in the businessman’s criminal case is scheduled for August 7.