Source The prosecution requested 7.5 years in prison for the founder of Petropavlovsk Maslovsky. During the debate, the public prosecutor asked the court to sentence the founder and former CEO of Petropavlovsk, Pavel Maslovsky, to seven years and six months in prison in a penal colony, the press service of the Basmanny Court reported. In addition, the prosecutor asks to impose a fine of 1 million rubles on him.
Maslovsky is accused of committing a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale).
According to the investigation, in 2018 Maslovsky secured the purchase of an office building in Blagoveshchensk from his son Alexei by one of the companies under his control in Blagoveshchensk. According to the investigation, the damage in the case is about 95 million rubles. Aleksey Maslovsky (junior) was also arrested as part of a criminal case, but in absentia. He has been put on the wanted list.
The businessman does not admit his guilt. During the debate, his defense insisted on an acquittal.
In December 2020, Maslovsky was detained. As RBC wrote, the arrest of the businessman occurred because of a letter to the FSB from a member of the board of directors of Petropavlovsk, Maxim Kharin, who represented the interests of the South Mining Company on the board.
Petropavlovsk is one of the largest Russian gold miners. Industrial development of gold deposits is carried out in the Amur Region.
In February 2020, Konstantin Strukov's company Yuzhuralzoloto (UGK) acquired 22.4% in the gold miner. In June 2020, YuGK and other shareholders of Petropavlovsk (Slevin and Everest funds, Fortiana Holdings. – Vedomosti) initiated a change in the board of directors of Petropavlovsk. As a result, the founder left the post of CEO and the board of directors of the company. The management of Petropavlovsk then stated that the results of the shareholders' meeting were “staged”.