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FSB Colonel Cyril Cherkalin, accused of receiving bribes and fraud, worked with the Russian bankers in a specific pattern. A special scenario was proposed and the management of the financial group “life”, according to a joint investigation published by The Bell.
In 2014 Cherkalin suggested the co-owner of “life” Alexander Zheleznyak simple scheme of cooperation: in a strong financial group, Probusinessbank in the status of Vice-President will send a retired FSB officer who will be assigned to a salary of 120 thousand dollars a year, a dedicated office, car, personal driver and assistant.
“It was a necessary condition for broader transaction — to give a large share in the group life business, who will share profits of the business with senior officials of the FSB and the Prosecutor General”, — stated in the investigation.
For the protection of firms, “K”, which served Cherkalin, received from them of 0.1-0.2 per cent of funds withdrawn were either fixed taking bribes and kickbacks for specific violations alleged in the material. Banks involved in Absalom paid FSB “subscription fee”.
To receive a percentage of the security forces seconded to the Bank of “podrasnica” — a retired officer. He monitored the situation and gathered information about the market. This “podriznik” was invited in “life”, with a share in the business the owners of the group decided not to share. Soon belonged to the” Life” of Probusinessbank and “Банка24.ru” licenses were revoked. Reason — violation of the anti-money laundering legislation.
Ironstone connects the incident to be politically motivated: in 2012, “life” was invited to a strategic session for management blogger Alexei Navalny. Then “Банк24.ru” has decided to support him and secretly issued credit “card Bulk”, in which one percent of every purchase transferred to the Fund of struggle against corruption. As soon as about it wrote mass-media, support for Navalny had to be abandoned.
Cyril Cherkalin was detained and arrested in April on suspicion of theft of 490 million rubles. With him arrested Colonel Andrey Vasilyev and Dmitry Frolov. At searches in their apartments was found the cash in rubles, dollars and euros. The total size of the withdrawn funds equivalent to 12 billion rubles.
Cherkalin is also accused of receiving a bribe in the amount of 850 thousand dollars for the protection of one of the commercial firms in the period from 2013 to 2015.
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