Michael Abyzovu: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Russia’s investigative Committee revealed the involvement of the former Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov to new crimes. About it “lente.ru” has informed the official representative of Department Svetlana Petrenko.
According to her, investigation revealed episodes of money laundering and commercial bribery. Also have accomplices in the criminal activities of the former Minister is the ex-top managers of “Siberian energy company” (“SIBEKO”) Ruslan Vlasov, Yana Balan and Oksana Rozhenkova and Director of “Ru-Com” Oleg Serebrennikov.
The involvement Abyzova to money laundering established with the assistance of the Federal financial monitoring service and the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus. According to investigators, in 2014, the official and his accomplices kidnapped the four billion rubles from the “SIBEKO” and “RES”. The stolen funds they brought from Russia and placed in the accounts in Cypriot banks.
Abyzov was the actual owner of control package of shares of “SIBEKO”, but concealed it by issuing securities in an offshore company. In 2017, he decided to sell his stake. Abyzov gave 78 million rubles to the former top managers of “SIBEKO” Ruslan Vlasov, Yana Balan and Oksana Rozhenkova that are hidden from shareholders and regulators gave the potential buyer of the shares relevant information about the activities of the company.
Abyzov was arrested at the end of March 2019. The consequence considers that the company received in its accounts 32 billion. The former Minister is suspected in laundering 30 billion rubles. Abyzov pleaded not guilty.
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