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Suspect in the middle of the illegal casino scandal asks for indictment

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The scandal over participation of local prosecutors in protecting the chain of illegal casinos in the Moscow region affects more and more people. “Godfather” of corrupt prosecutors Yuri Sindeyev, head of the inner control department in the Prosecutor General’s Office, has resigned. Searches were conducted in the office of Nikolay Golovkin, chief of the Moscow region police. However, there is a person in the headline-breaking case that seems to have immunity. That person is the lawyer Dmitry Yakubovsky, better known as General Dima.

Testimony of witnesses, including prosecutors, show that Yakubovsky was involved in many shady activities in Moscow region. But he has not been even summoned for questioning. The reasons for such an immunity stem from the 1990s, when General Dima participated in the wars over power in the country and was a very influential person. Since then he has damaging information on various officials including acting ones.

 

King of theatre tickets and lavotary pans

Dmitry Olegovich Yakubovsky was born on September 5, 1963 in the family of Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Yakubovsky, a senior researcher in a top-secret USSR Ministry of Defense Research Institute № 4. His two brothers, Stanislav and Aleksander, were born later. In 1979, when Dima was 16 years old, his father died of cirrhosis of the liver. Moreover, the disease was not caused by alcohol, but by exposure to radiation at work.

Dmitry is rumored to have undergone treatment for schizophrenia as a child. He went to the same school as Andrey Karaulov, who later became a well-known television journalist and host of popular show Moment Istiny (Russian for “the moment of truth”). Friends of Dmitry’s father tried to help the boy enter a prestigious military higher education institution, namely Leningrad Institute of Military Engineers. But at the time such prestigious universities had a clear limit on Jewish students. Yakubovsky did not get into it. So he entered a more modest Perm Higher Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Forces. The academy did not get through the grind of military training, because Dima was not used to such atmosphere. As a result, he was expelled from his first year "for low moral standards." The young man went to serve in Zlatoust, a city near Chelyabinsk.

When the military service was over, he went to work as a loader in the suburbs, but he did that for just a couple of months, and then Dmitry got tired of the dirty work. He was determined to get higher education in the simplest way, which was to enter an evening department of a university. But only employed young people could enter evening departments and preference was given to those who worked in the same field as their future degree would be in. Dmitry began to ring up various agencies trying to find a job. In institutions related to culture, he claimed that he needed a job because he wanted to enter a relevant university course. In trade institutions he claimed that he wanted to become a student of the university, which trains sales staff. But nobody wanted to hire him.

Then for the first time Dima came up with a shrewd move. He phoned a USSR Prosecutor General's office mid-level employee and said that he wanted to enter a law school and was looking for a job. The man, who was not pleased with being bothered on such matters, yelled at Dmitry and told him to address an ordinary clerk for that matter. When Yakubovsky phoned the clerk, he said that he was calling "upon the recommendation of" the middle manager, whom he had called earlier. In Soviet times the phrase "calling upon the recommendation" could solve many problems. The clerk thought that Dima had connections and offered him a job. He was hired as a lowest-ranking technical clerk. Almost immediately it became clear that the newfound employee did not really have any useful skills. As a result, his first task was to get tickets to the theatre for the chief, which at that time were a major deficit. Dmitry succeeded and was again charged with the same task.

Soon all ticket office employees in Moscow knew Yakubovsky as the young man, for whom they should always put off tickets. He thanked the cashiers by giving them various presents including lipstick, perfume, and sweets. Prosecutor General's office employees who wanted to purchase tickets through Dima grew in number and there were so many of them that he decided to take a step further. Once Yakubovsky brought tickets to the reception of Deputy Prosecutor General and ran into him at the door. Dima quickly put two and two together and told him that all the other government agencies had a permanent reservation for the tickets and only the Prosecutor Generals’s Office did not. Soon he was handed a letter signed by Deputy Prosecutor General addressed to the Ministry of Culture for assistance in obtaining tickets for the staff of the law enforcement agency. Dmitry personally brought the letter to the Deputy Minister of Culture and Ivanov, the then deputy minister, signed it.


Dmitry Yakubovsky's first assignment as prosecutor's office employee was to get theatre tickets

All theatres easily agreed to have tickets reserved for prosecutors. Only the Bolshoi Theatre persisted because to get there meant to withstand competition from other agencies that had tickets reserved for them. Tickets to Bolshoi became a matter of principle for Dima. He addressed Deputy Prosecutor General and Deputy Minister of Culture with a claim saying that the theatre did not act in accordance with the orders he had received from the mentioned officials. The Bolshoi staff gave in, but they were not pleased with such persistence of Yakubovsky.

Having virtually unlimited access to theatre tickets, Dmitry quickly became a needed person for the wives and children of various officials. During the Soviet era people who could get something in short supply were highly valued. But the career in the prosecutor's office quickly collapsed. Representatives of the Bolshoi Theatre complained that tickets reserved for prosecutor’s office staff were often used by strangers. This resulted in Yakubovsky being fired from the agency.

But by that time he was already a student at the All-Union Correspondence Institute of Law and had different useful connections. As a result, Dima immediately got a job as an engineer at USSR Gossnab central warehouse. Such a job meant having the access to building materials which were even more of a deficit than theatre tickets. Yakubovsky quickly acquired new connections. Among them there were underground millionaires, factory directors, managers of construction companies, and generals. The latter helped Dmitry to get a job in Moscow Military District housing unit. But he got fired very soon.

One of the new friends contributed to the further career of Dmitry. Yuli Bocharov, deputy director of Lobnensky plant which produced sanitary faience, helped Yakubovsky to get a job at Glavmosremont. There the young man worked for a short period of time as a low-ranking employee, and then was promoted to deputy chief of construction Remstroytrest management in Pervomaisky district. In this position, Dmitry was responsible for plumbing in residential homes, which, in fact, was what Bocharov wanted from helping his friend to get into the agency. Together, they carried out large-scale fraud in the supply of lavatory pans. Yakubovsky started to make big money.

Dmitry’s boss was extremely displeased with this activity of his subordinate, and Bocharov arranged for Dmitry to become chief of Remstroytrest supply department in Leninsky district. Once Dmitry was introduced to Constantine Apraksin, the permanent head of Moscow City Bar, over some work-related issues, the lawyer complained that the City Bar was allotted a building for offices, but there were problems with relocating tenants and with renovation. Yakubovsky immediately offered his services, and specifically mentioned that he was getting a law degree. That way he entered the world of advocacy.


Prosecutor's office procurement agent

In 1984, when Yakubovsky was only 21 years old, Apraksin appointed him as his assistant. Dmitry quickly adapted to the new job. Through his connections he was able to get flats for tenants of the building aimed for offices, and then had it placed on Glavmospromstroy plan for reconstruction. Soon the Bar had a freshly renovated office building. Yakubovsky was promoted to senior consultant of the panel. However, his duties were not connected to law. He helped with getting an apartment, constructing a county house, or dacha as it is called in Russian, etc.

 

Politburo problem solver

In 1986 Yakubovsky entered into a marriage that was considered very lucrative at the time. He married Elena Muravyeva with whom he had a daughter Daria Yakubovskaya. Muravyeva’s father was deputy chairman in Mosoblispolkom, i.e. Moscow region executive committee, which was in fact the government of Moscow. Among other things, he oversaw the construction and allocation of dachas in the suburbs.

Thanks to his wife and her father, Dmitry got in the party highest circles. In particular, he actively communicated with the children of party bosses. The Yakubovsky couple became especially close to the son and daughter of Anatoly Lukyanov, who later became all-powerful secretary of the CPSU Central Committee. Several sources of Rumafia said that in the 1980s Dmitry who had a lot of high-ranking friends interested KGB and became its agent.

Dmitry’s career developed rapidly, although it was still in construction. In 1987 Boris Yeltsin appointed a new Moscow prosecutor Lev Baranov, to whom Yakubovsky was introduced as the right person. The young lawyer became head of property maintenance department in the office of the chief prosecutor of Moscow city. He quickly got several buildings on Novokuznetskaya Street for his new office. Moscow prosecutor’s office still occupies those buildings. Yakubovsky actively helped employees get apartments. An important achievement of Dmitry in this department was the installation of telephones, connecting senior management of the city and country. Yakubovsky also installed one in his reception. Even then, the young man loved to use this means of communication to solve even the tiniest issues. The main thing was to make sure that people he called remembered him, so that he could use them again later.

In 1987 Boris Yeltsin was dismissed from his post as first secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee. The relationship between Yakubovsky and Baranov became very tense. Yakubovsky considered himself a gray cardinal of Moscow prosecutor’s office because of his connections. Baranov did not think so. Once the Moscow lawyer sent an acquaintance of his to talk to Yakubovsky and ordered that she was driven home in a service car. Dmitry was outraged at Baranov’s attempt to use him almost as a driver. Being a quick-tempered person, Yakubovsky spoke rudely to Baranov. A conflict broke out. As a result, Yakubovsky faced criminal charges for the first time in his life. He was accused of having run over a man in a car accident. No connections could help him with that and Dmitry had to leave the prosecutor’s office. The case was soon closed.

For a few months Yakubovsky worked at Moscow City Executive Committee in the hotels department. Then he settled down with the old connections in the Bar, namely Gregory Voznesensky, Chairman of the USSR Union of Lawyers, appointed him secretary of the Union. Again, Yakubovsky engaged in construction. Having renovated rooms, Dmitry was able to arrange to have a phone in his office. He also lobbied for the adoption by the Council of Ministers of the USSR "The provisions of the Union of Lawyers", equating the agency in rights with the Union of Writers and other creative unions. It happened in 1989.

Then Yakubovsky decided to give it a try as an acting lawyer. However, throughout his career he was engaged in quite specific advocacy. Dmitry introduced clients to people who could solve their problems. He collected information at the top as to what the clients needed to do to avoid being put behind bars. In the meanwhile he always kept in mind his extremely excessive financial interests. Simply put, Yakubovsky never was a lawyer, he was a problem solver.

One of his first clients was Gaidar Aliyev, the then a member of the CCPU Executive Committee Politburo and First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Aliyev had a conflict with Mikhail Gorbachev. In February 1990 Pravda newspaper published devastating article about Aliyev. He was in disgrace, all prominent party members refused to communicate with him. There were rumours of his possible arrest.


Gaidar Aliyev, first major clients of Yakubovsky as problem solver

Aliyev frequently contacted the journalist Andrey Karaulov, who advised to seek assistance from the lawyer Yakubovsky who had extensive connections. Dmitry perfectly played the role of problem solver. Having found out how serious the problems of Aliyev were and having discussed them with relevant people, Yakubovsky explained to the client what to do in order to avoid serious consequences. He advised Alieyv to leave Moscow for Azerbaijan where he was born and to become a national deputy so that to try to return to the pinnacle of power in the status of a deputy. The plan worked. For many years Aliyev ruled independent Azerbaijan.

After that incident, Yakubovsky had other clients. Among them there were senior officials and representatives of the emerging organized crime.

 

A twenty-seven-year-old general

Dmitry Yakubovsky’s brother Stanislav was enrolled in the army in 1990. For his brother Dmitry turned compulsory military service into a dream. He arranged for Stanislav to be sent in the Western Group of Forces. Yakubovsky would travel to Eastern Germany to visit his brother. In Germany Yakubovsky befriended Mogilatov, the aide to the WGF Commander in Chief. By 1990 the Soviet government had lost control of the financial affairs of the WGF. Every year Moscow transferred huge money to Germany to maintain the forces. This money was being embezzled. Alcohol, cigarettes, and home appliances were smuggled from Germany to Moscow under the guise of military cargoes. Antiques were transferred in the opposite direction. The WGF brought huge profits to high-profile officials, who still have cushy jobs, to generals, business owners, leaders of organized crime groups, and such con artists as Semen Mogilevich, Arkady Gaidamak, and Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov. At the beginning Yakubovsky and Mogilatov were involved in minor scams.

With the USSR falling apart it was clear that the WGF were living out their last days. Sooner or later the government would have to put military property on sale. Naturally, Yakubovsky could not miss a chance to line his pockets. During Yakubovsky's visit to Moscow he got in touch with the then defense minister Dmitry Yazov. Once, after having come back from his trip to Germany, Yakubovsky made a call to the defense minister.  Speaking with Yazov, Yakubovsky suggested a scheme of selling the property of the WGF. Yakubovsky promised that the scheme would be profitable, and the USSR Union of Lawyers would guarantee the legality of every deal. Yazov liked Yakubovsky’s proposal. Having asked about the details, Yazov decided that Yakubovsky could become a reliable ally for pondering military assets. Above all, Yakubovsky had recommendations from high-ranking military officers, whom Yazov trusted.    

Cooperation between Yazov and Yakubovsky resulted in the unprecedented order signed by the defense minister on October 19, 1990. Below is an extract from the order:

<…> To establish a working group, consisting of generals and officers of the USSR Armed Forces from one side and lawyers, members of the Union of Jurists and Union of Lawyers, from the other side for managing and selling the assets of the Soviet Forces in the territory of the former GDR to natural and legal persons.

<…>To designate major general Yu. A. Belikov, deputy head of the staff of rear services, as the head of the working group from the side of the Armed Forces, and to designate D. O. Yakubovsky, secretary of the board of the Union of Lawyers, as the head of working group from the side of the Union of Lawyers and the Union of Jurists.

<…>To authorize the group to act on behalf of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR and its military units".

<…>To authorize major general Yu. A. Belikov, deputy head of the staff of rear services, and major general Ye. A. Gorbatyuk, head of the WGF rear services and deputy Commander in Chief of the WGF, to sign any documents, including contracts, agreements or other, pertaining to the above mentioned affairs, on behalf of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR and its military units if there is a written approval signed by D.O. Yakubovsky, the head of the working group from the side of the Union of Lawyers and Union of Jurists of the USSR <…>


Dmitry Yazov authorized pondering USSR military assets in former GDR

Together with a group of high-ranking generals from the defense ministry, 27-year-old Dmitry Yakubovsky decided on all affairs relating to the property of the WGF. Hardly had Yazov signed the order, Dmitry arrived to Germany on board of a military aircraft and got down to plundering military assets. He worked with a group of generals, led by Konstantin Kobets, deputy head of the USSR General Staff. The group controlled the whole process of selling out military property and guarded their cash bonanza from outsiders who wanted to have their share in the profitable deals. For instance, the group ousted Aleksandr Rutskoi, the first and the only vice-president of Russia, from lucrative deals with military property. It was Grigory Miroshnik who represented Rutskoi’s interests in the WGF.

Yakubovsky displayed no politeness to the majority of generals, who saw him as an arrogant boss and who had to suffer from his rudeness and bad temper. They nicknamed Yakubovsky General Dima.

In a short period of time Dmitry Yakubovsky became a wealthy man. His name was legendary in the USSR. Politicians referred to him as a mighty KGB general, who enjoyed unrestricted powers and could fix every problem through his numerous connections with the country's leaders.

 

Dirty archives

Indeed General Dima worked for the KGB. He secretly reported all corruption cases and began to gather damaging materials about all participants of the military property fraud scheme. Yakubovsky had all his talks with the top brass recorded. His associate was Boris Birstein, head of the KGB-controlled international firm called Siabeko. They both collected an archive, containing incriminating materials against the generals. Birnstein was involved in a money-laundering scheme. Through the front companies set up by Birnstein, Yakubovsky and Kobets legalized money they made from selling state property. Birnstein also legalized money for both the KGB and its officers.

General Dima and General Kobets made a lot of enemies. They irritated Rutskoi, General Arkhipov, head of the rear services of the Armed Forces; certain members of politburo, and generals of the KGB, who did not have their share from selling the WGF property. Yakubovsky and Kobets did their best to protect themselves from the attacks of their enemies. Yakubovsky got in touch with Anatoly Lukyanov, a party leader, and brought him to his side. With Yakubovsky's help Kobets became a member of the RSFSR Supreme Council, Russia's parliament at that time. However their enemies reached out to Mikhail Gorbachev, secretary general of the central committee of the CPSU. Gorbachev ordered to probe into Yakubovsky's affairs and drive him out of the WGF.

This time his connections and his services to the KGB did not help. Yakubovsky fell out of favour, and his friends, including Lukyanov, advised him that he should stay away from the USSR for a while. Birstein and Yakubovsky had a common friend, Nikolai Olshansky. Olshansky chaired a state-run producer of fertilizers called Agrokhim. He appointed Yakubovsky director of Basle-based Fersam, a subsidiary of Agrokhim.


Anatoly Lukyanov, introduces Yakobosky to the high-ranking party members

In Switzerland Dmitry Yakubovsky cooperated with local intelligence service. In 1991 he went to Canada to attend Boris Birstein's daughter nuptials. Yakubovsky decided to settle down in Canada. When in Canada, Dmitry Yakubovsky conspired with Boris Birstein to launder money for Russian officials. Both kept records of this activity.

When the August 1991 putsch failed, the CPSU collapsed and the Soviet Union disintegrated. Gorbachev, who disliked Yakubovsky, was toppled, while Konstantin Kobets got a promotion. During August 19-21, 1991 Kobets coordinated the defense of the White House, Russian parliament building, and became a close ally of Boris Yeltsin, leader of Russian anti-communist forces and first president of Russia. Yeltsin appointed Kobets the country's defense minister. Soon after the disintegration of the USSR, Russian government established a commission for military reform, charged with the task of reorganizing the defense ministry, army, and navy. Konstantin Kobets was a member of the commission, and he decided to do a favour to his friend Yakubovsky. He invited Yakubovsky to Russia.     

For fears of being arrested, Yakubovsky did not come back to Russia. Kobets brought Yakubovsky to Moscow in March 1992, using his personal plane for that purpose. Yakubovsky was named an advisor to the military reform commission. Together Yakubovsky and Kobets devised a scheme to defraud the state money for military reform. They misappropriated the state funds, allocated for other purposes. General Kobets and Dmitry Yakubovsky established a company called Information Agency LLC. The firm sold arms and defense systems, oil, gas, rare-earth metals, precious stones, etc.


Konstantin Kobets, closest accomplice of Yakubovsky

Kobets belong to one of the competing clans inside the Kremlin, namely to that of vice Prime Minister Vladimir Shumeiko. Yakubovsky joined the same group. When in summer 1992 Shumeiko was appointed first vice Prime Minister, he offered General Dima a post of out-of-staff advisor to Russian government for legal affairs and security services. Dmitry had a personal office in the government building, a permission to carry a firearm, and a dacha in Zhukovo settlement. By that time Yakubovsky had already realized that the land in Zhukovka and Odintsovo district of Moscow Region would become prestigious and bring enormous money in future. He began to buy up this land. Dmitry Yakubovsky's neighbours were Prosecutor General Valentin Stepankov, security minister Viktor Barannikov, and deputy minister of internal affairs Andrei Dunayev. Soon they all became friends. Yakubovsky made new connections and got himself involved in the number of affairs. His wealth grew day by day. Dmitry Yakubovsky continued gathering his collection of dirt; his archives filled up with information provided by his new friends.

In Yeltsin's time using damaging materials against political rival was an everyday practice. It is no secret that Boris Yeltsin was very suggestive and feared conspiracy. So if a person wanted to destroy his enemies, the first thing he had to do was to try to meet with the president, which was a hard task, but yet achievable. Then he had to present compromising documents against his rival to Yeltsin and hint at the possibility of conspiracy. The same moment Boris Yeltsin would dismiss this person. Dmitry Yakubovsky traded in damaging information.

Which documents were authentic and which Dmitry Yakunovsky forged was not so important. Aleksandr Voloshin, head of the presidential staff in the late 1990s - early 2000s, and oligarch Boris Berezovsky both used Yakubovsky's services. Since Yeltsin's time Yakubovsky, Berezovsky, and Voloshin have been good friends.

Meanwhile Shumeiko's clan planned to put their people to key positions in the military and security forces of emerging Russia. The operation took place in autumn 1992, and Yakubovsky played a key role in it. On September 17 he was appointed a plenipotentiary of the law enforcement and state security forces in the government of Russia, which gave him a status of a first deputy minister. At the same time he was appointed deputy head of Main Directorate of Radio Reconnaissance, advisor to Russia's Prosecutor General for the issues of international legal system, and consultant of interior ministry's criminal police and National Bureau of the Interpol in Russia. 

News about Yakubovsky’s appointment was an unpleasant surprise for Aleksandr Korzhakov, head of Yeltsin's bodyguards, and Yury Skokov, secretary of the RF Security Council, Shumeiko's rivals. They immediately turned to the president and persuaded him to dismiss General Dima. Five days after his appointment Yakubovsky stepped down. This incident showed that there was rivalry between different groups inside the Kremlin. Yakubovsky's archives played important role in that struggle for power.

Each day brought a new configuration of power. One day Barannikov and Stepankov would plot against Skokov, then Rutskoi would plot with Birstein and ask Dmitry Yakubovsky for another piece of compromising materials about his rivals, or Shumeiko would make it up with his main enemy Korzhakov etc. But whatever configuration it was, Yakubovsky was a scapegoat. The question was whether to put General Dima behind the bars or to eliminate him. It was decided that the first variant would do. Skokov's protégé Viktor Yerin, the interior minister, ordered his deputy Mikhail Yegorov to arrest Yakubovsky. A SWAT team arrived to Yakubovsky's dacha in Zhukovka… just to find out there was another group of fighters inside his house. In the end Shumeiko's protégé Andrei Dunayev, also deputy interior minister, took Yakubovsky off to Yerevan, Armenia, and Yakubovsky went to Canada through the UAE.

 

Robbery, bribing a judge, attempted rape of a man

The Kremlin clans were struggling for power. Numerous anti-corruption commissions appeared. The heads of such commissions made public statements saying they would investigate major cases and find the guilty ones. It was always Yakubovsky and Birstein who had evidence.


Vladimir Shumeiko, political playboy

Within a short period of time, Stepankov, Barannikov, Shumeiko, heads of the RF Anti-Corruption Commission Andrei Makarov and Aleksei Ilyushenko, all made their visits to Dmitry Yakubovsky in Canada. They wanted compromising materials, and Yakubovsky gave them what they wished to have. He personally appeared on TV in the programmes hosted by his schoolmate Andrei Karaulov.

At some point Yakubovsky felt he was fed up with his role of a person who leaked damaging materials to the media. He wanted to take part in real politics.  But for fears of legal persecution he could not come back to Moscow. In autumn 1993 Russia faced a new political crisis. Vice President Rutskoi and Khasbulatov, speaker of the Supreme Soviet of Russia, were in opposition to Boris Yeltsin. Yeltsin disbanded the parliament by his decree, which was the violation of the constitution of the RSFSR. There was popular unrest in Moscow, and Yeltsin tried to discredit his political rivals. He used the commission, led by Makarov and Ilyushenko, for throwing a lot if mud at Rutskoi and Khasbulatov. Makarov and Ilyushenko asked Dmitry Yakubovsky to help them with compromising materials.

Yakubovsky provided the commission with materials about a trust, allegedly owned by Rutskoi. In exchange he asked Makarov and Yakubovsky to give him an official paper. The following statement came through:

 To whoever it might concern. About Dmitry Yakubovsky"

Notice is hereby given by me, Aleksei Ilyushenko, that 1) the Anti-Corruption Commision, hereinafter referred to as the Commission, has not accused Mr Dmitry Yakubovsky of any wrongdoing and that the Commission has not got any sufficient evidence to bring legal actions against Mr Yakubovsky. Neither me, nor the Commission, have reasons to think that Dmitry Yakubovsky has been involved in any criminal activity.

2) Mr Dmitry Yakubovsky has not given me, as the member of the Commission, any documents, records or any other materials, relating to Boris Birstein, Siabeco Trade and Finance AG, Siabeco Metalls AG, and Siabeco Canada Inc<…>

 However, it was too dangerous for Yakubovsky to come back to Moscow. Even if he had such a document, his return would disappoint his former friends Stepankov and Barannikov, who frankly warned him against returning to Moscow. Stepankov and Barannikov arranged things so that the police opened a criminal case against Yakubovsky on charges of illegally crossing the boarder. Yakubovsky hit back with a campaign to discredit Stepankov and Barannikov. Records of telephone talks between Yakubovsky, Barannikov, and Stepanov appeared in the media, as well as the record of Yakubovsky's conversation with Birstein, when Birnstein had asked Yakubovsky to give him damaging materials about Shumeiko. The records of conversations became available for the media through Yakubovsky.


Boris Birstein, a prominent businessman, involved in former KGB money laundering

When Yeltsin won a victory over Rutskoi and Khasbulatov, a lot of Yakubovsky's rivals, including Barannikov, lost their high positions. Finally Dmitry Yakubovsky could come back to Russia. After all, this time people from the very top asked him to stay out of politics.

Yakubovsky chaired Moscow's legal advice bureau no.59. In Moscow everyone knew that he was the key figure for fixing problems. His connections opened every door for him, and this began to bring money. Among Yakubovsky’s clients there were both officials and members of the organized crime groups. Once General Dima helped leader of Solntsevskaya organized crime group Sergei Mikhailov, also known as Mikhas. Mikhas lived abroad, but the police searched his Moscow flat as part of the investigation into facts of corruptions in law enforcement bodies in 1993. At the very moment when the police seized the paperwork Yakubovsky rushed into the flat and took away the documents under the noses of the police.  

Yakubovsky's hopes for a peaceful life ended when in 1994 his enemies, including Aleksandr Korzhakov, Viktor Barannikov, and Valentin Stepankov who were most prominent among them, asked Birstein to kill Yakubovsky, because "he continued compromising Barannikov and Stepankov". Birstein sent a confidant to Russia, but this person failed the task, being unable to find a hitman.

The same year Dmitry made a very big mistake and gave grounds for the police to arrest him. His brother Stanislav lived in Switzerland. He was a shadowy antiques dealer. Antiques were the Yakubovskys' family business.

Stanislav was involved in various affairs. A number of manuscripts, stolen from the Russian National Library by Viktor Lebedev, the keeper of ancient eastern manuscripts, passed through his hands. When Lebedev emigrated to Israil, he passed to Stanislav the list of the most precious manuscripts worth 250-300 million dollars that were kept in the library. The list also contained the exact location of the manuscripts in the manuscripts' department where Lebedev worked.

A good client of Stanislav, a Hattendorf, citizen of Austria, was interested in the manuscripts. Stanislav Yakubovsky contacted his influential brother Dmitry in St Petersburg. Dmitry decided he would organize the "robbery of the century". Thieves entered the library, stole manuscripts, and left them in a flat of Yakubovsky's friends in St Petersburg. They told them that inside the sacks there were kitchen items.

The friends worked as the FSB agents. By the way, at that time the FSB was called the FSK. They looked inside the sacks and understood that those contained the stolen manuscripts, not kitchenware. As the news about the robbery spread around the city, they reported to the police. Police officers made an ambush and caught Yakubovsky's bodyguard and driver. Earlier the driver worked for Andrei Karaulov. The driver and the bodyguard betrayed their boss.


Ankdrei Karaulov, a childhood friend

Dmitry Yakubovsky was arrested. It was a top story in the newspapers. Yakubovsky's friend could not help him out.

However, it was not easy to put Yakubovsky behind the bars. During the trial, he tried to bribe Fedor Kholodov, judge of the Russian federal court. The attempt was suppressed by the FSB. On November 14, 1996Yakubovsky was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He served his term in the colony for convicted policemen in Nizhny Tagil. While in the colony, he beat up his inmate and was sentenced to an additional term for an attempt to rape the man.

======= Organized Criminal Groups 2003 RUSSIA =======

Surname ............ YAKUBOVSKI

Name ................ DMITRY

Patronymic ........... OLEGOVICH

Birthday ...... September 5, 1963.

Place of birth ..... Bolshevom Moscow region.

Addresses ............. № 1 registered at 4 Obrucheva, apt.1 14,  MOSCOW , RUSSIA

Passport ............ № 1 CRIMINAL CASE number 393 917 Episodes: 1. Article 174, part 2 of the RF Criminal Code. BACKGROUND: AN ATTEMPT to bribe a MUNICIPAL COURT judge FOR THE ADOPTION knowingly unjust decision in the case against YAKUBOVSKI; INSTITUTED April 24, 1996

 

The owner of Rublyovka

Yakubovsky was released from prison in 1998. For a while he tried to play politics. He undertook to defend Anatoly Sobchak and Lyudmila Narusova, and then held a press conference denouncing Alfa-Bank. Quite quickly Yakubovsky became an advocate for such people like Solntsevskaya gang kingpin Arnold Tamm, who in 2002 was charged with involvement in cocaine trafficking. General Dima no longer produced the same effect on people as before. Wars of damaging information were coming to an end. Authorities preferred to solve their problems in their offices, keeping their dirty linen away from the public eye.

Yakubovsky was quick to realize the upsides of such behavior. He had ceased to be a public figure many years ago. Rumafia journalists interviewed famous lawyers and found out that Yakubovsky continued to be listed in the registry, but no one could recall at least one criminal case in which Yakubovsky served as defense counsel in recent years. According to the lawyers, General Dima now led a quiet life of a major problem solver and rentier. He is still welcome in many officials’ offices, so sometimes different people who have problems with the authorities address him for help. Such problems are solved through Dmitry’s connections.


Yakubovsky no longer seeks to be a public figure

However, his main source of income is not problem solving. In the early 1990s he bought a large plot of land in the prestigious Odintsovo district. In particular, almost all the area around the presidential residence Gorki-10. When released from prison, General Dima immediately began building Gorki-8, an elite housing estate near the presidential residence. In 2007 Dmitry sold 75% of his stake in Gorki-8 LLC. for more than $ 100 million to Sistema-Hals, a subsidiary of AFK Systema. Yakubovsky still owns 25% of the shares.

 

======= Single state register of legal entities 2010 02 NATURAL PERSONS AS ENTITY ESTABLISHERS =======

Surname ................... YAKUBOVSKY

Name ....................... DMITRY

Patronymic .................. OLEGOVICH

Personal tax reference number....... 771002513807

Invested amount, in rubles ......... 43925000

Established entity ... GORKI 8 LLC

Primary State Registration Number........ 1075032011372

Date of entry ...... December 5, 2007

 

Established entity

 

Name  GORKI 8 LLC

PSRN 1075032011372 

PTRN 5032172562

Status  ACTIVE   

Date of Update APRIL 2008

 

LEAGAL PERSONS AS ESTABLISHERS

 

Name  Sistema Hals JSC

PSRN  1027739002510

PTRN 7706032060

Address 115184  35 B, TATARSKAYA ULITSA, APT. 4, MOSCOW

 

NATURAL PERSONS AS ENTITY ESTABLISHERS

Surname YAKUBOVSKY

Name DMITRY

Patronymic OLEGOVICH

PTRN 771002513807

Invested amount (USD) 43925000

Date of entry December 5, 2007

Even after the deal Yakubovsky still owned land in Odintsovo district, including plots not yet used for construction, the cost of which rose almost daily.

In 1998 General Dima also began to help his people get various positions as Moscow region authorities and now he is one of the shadow owners of the region. In particular, in 2001 Dmitry Yakubovsky beat up a local businessman. He failed to hush up the incident since the businessman filed a claim to the police. Stanislav Buyansky, a 21-year-old employee of Odintsovo prosecutor's office, was in charge of the pre-investigation checks. A refusal decision followed and after that General Dima took care of Buyansky helping him with promotion so that by 28 the officer became deputy prosecutor of Moscow region. Buyansky was also a member of the prosecution group providing support for the underground casinos.

It is worth noting that all members of this group were associated with Yakubovsky, helping him in the land business and other projects. Ivan Nazarov, the man who set up the network of illegal casinos, in fact at one time was a part of Yakubovsky’s family, so to say. For a long time the man and the daughter of General Dima, Dasha, had lived together as a couple. And it was at that time that Yakubovsky introduced Nazarov in the gambling business.

In addition to prosecutor’s office, for many years General Dima has had control over Denis Panaitov, the head of Odintsovo department of the Russian Federation Investigative Committee. He also controlled successive heads of district administrations. However, Yakubovsky’s influence spread beyond Odintsovo district. He is acquainted with the leaders of the regional government of various ranks, who also assist him. As a result, Yakubovsky has a strong position in the region. In addition to the land business, Dmitry owns Transoil CJSC. He and his wife own half of the shares in Moscow Regional Energy Company CJSC.


Yakubovsky, a prominent rentier, and his seventh wife, Ekaterina

He is a very rich man, who no longer plays politics. General Dima focuses most of his efforts on the thing that is the most important one for him at the moment. It is women's volleyball team Valero which he recently bought in Switzerland. In spring the team became national champion. In Russia, such a manifestation of publicity like the acquisition of a sports club can be interpreted as an attempt to start a new political game and, therefore, it may entail imprisonment. Therefore, General Dima is forced to be a quiet investor and speak of former battles for power with other former key personalities of the 1990s. Such quiet life ensures that the security forces turn a blind eye to petty pranks of Yakubovsky. And so far he retains his immunity.

 

Surname ................... YAKUBOVSKY

Name ....................... DMITRY

Patronymic .................. OLEGOVICH

Investment value, rubles ......... 50 000

Established entity ... Transoil JSC

PSRN...................... 1037739036312

Date of entry ...... January 09, 2003

 

ESTABLISHED ENTITY

 

Name    Transoil JSC

PSRN   1037739036312      

PTRN 7707307007

Status   CLOSED DOWN

Update NOVEMBER 2008

 

NATURAL PERSONS AS ENTITY ESTABLISHERS

 

Surname YAKUBOVSKY

Name DMITRY

Partonymic  OLEGOVICH

PTRN 771002513807

Invested amount (RUB) 50000

Date of entry  January 9, 2003

 

=======Single state register of legal entities 2010 02 NATURAL PERSONS AS ENTITY ESTABLISHERS =======

Surname ................... YAKUBOVSKY

Name ....................... DMITRY

Patronymic .................. OLEGOVICH

Invested amount, in rubles......... 500 000

Established entity ... MOSOBLENERGO JSC

PSRN...................... 1065032057848

Date of entry ...... April 16, 2007

 

Established entity

 

Name    MOSCOW REGIONAL ENERGY COMPANY JSC

PSRN   1065032057848  

PTRN  5032157483

Status  ACTIVE

Update APRIL 2009

 

NATURAL PERSONS AS ENTITY ESTABLISHERS

 

Surname YAKUBOVSKAYA

Name Ekaterina

Partonymic Viktorovna

PTRN

Invested amount (RUB) 250 000

Date of entry  December 29, 2006

 

Surname YAKUBOVSKY

Name DMITRY

Partonymic  OLEGOVICH

PTRN

Invested amount (RUB) 500 000

Date of entry  April 16, 2007

 

Surname VASIN

Name Vladimir

Partonymic  VLADIMIROVICH

PTRN 771205793483

Invested amount (RUB) 500 000

Date of entry April 8, 2008

 

Surname Alekseyev

Name Denis

Partonymic Valirievich

PTRN 773116358436

Invested amount (RUB) 500 000

Date of entry April 04, 2008

 

Thomas Petrov, Alexey Gordon, Rumafia.com



Shantsev of Nizhny is hiding Chaika’s son, involved in crime

http://rumafia.com/material.php?id=393

Russia's Prosecutor General Yury Chaika is hiding his son Artem, who is involved in the major illegal gambling case, in Nizhny Novgorod. The investigation into a chain of underground casinos in the Moscow Region is led by the FSB and state Investigative Committee. The investigators believe state prosecutors provided protection to the gambling spots. For the period of investigation, the Prosecutor General asked his close friend governor Valery Shantsev of Nizhny Novgorod to take care of Artem until the whole thing is over.

When the news reached Yury Chaika, that witnesses had given incriminating evidence against his son Artem, his first step was to send Artem abroad, a source told Rumafia. His son's escape was very timely. The Moscow Region branch of the Investigative Committee summoned Artem for questioning, the summons signed by Irina Guminyuk. When Dmitry Medvedev invited both Yury Chaika and Aleksandr Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee, to the Kremlin for reconciliation, the prosecutors recalled the summons. Medvedev called for Bastrykin to stop making public the details of the illegal gambling case and not touch on members of the families of the high-profile officials. His wish was only half-fulfilled. The media still pays attention to the major case, but investigators stopped mentioning Artem Chaika in their public comments.

It was not appropriate for the Prosecutor General to hide his son abroad, taking in consideration that the FSB was fully aware of the situation. Chaika brought Artem back to Russia. However to keep Artem in Moscow, at the very centre of scandal, was too dangerous. According to the source of Rumafia, Yury Chaika had a private conversation with his old friend Valery Shantsev, former vice mayor of Moscow and head of the Nizhny Novgorod region.

The Prosecutor General complained to the governor about Artem's problems. Artem was being got at, Chaika said, and it was not safe for him to stay in Moscow. Yury Chaika decided to send his son to Nizhny Novgorod, a calm city on the Volga, where Artem Chaika had some business interests. Artem had to wait until the gambling scandal was over. Chaika asked Shantsev to take care of his offspring, and safeguard him from the police agents and investigators. Shantsev helped his old friend out and promised his son would feel secure and expand his business in Nizgny Novgorod.

Artem Chaika has always been a pain in the neck, giving his father hard time throughout his career. The first scandal surrounding the young man hit the Moscow region in March 1999, when a Kalinichenko and Kashirin, representatives of the company called Formpost, reported to the police that racketeers attempted to extort $60,000. Two suspects were detained - Syzyr Chumakov and Ibragim Yevloyev, both natives of Ingushetiya. On them the police found 0.002 grammes of heroin, a revolver, and a RGD-5 hand grenade with a primer. What surprised the investigators was the culprits' car. The car had registration plate 0-682-00 99, this serial number designating a high-profile official. On the windscreen of the car there was a driving pass, signed by the road police, which substituted a driving licence and saved the bearer of it, if pulled over by the police, from examination of the car. The document number 018027 was issued on 18 January 1999. The culprits also had a permit to enter state dacha called Sosny and a permit to use parking area near the building of the State Duma.

When the investigators found out who was the owner of the car they were even more surprised. The car belonged to Artem Yurievich Chaika, son of then deputy Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. Ibragim Yevloyev told the police that Artem was his friend and allowed him to take his car. Yevloyev produced a document, proving he was driving the car by warrant. Artem Chaika worked as an ordinary lawyer for Chaadayev and Partners law firm. It took time and effort for Yury Chaika to hush up the scandal.

When Yury Chaika was a justice minister, his son surprised him once more. He got involved in the corporate raiding, together with member of the parliament Bashir Kodzoyev, who represents Ingushetiya. They were reported to take over Upper Lena Steamboat Lines. When Yury Chaika was promoted to the Prosecutor General, his son took over another enterprise - Tyretsky Salt Deposit JSC, fourth largest manufacturer of salt in Russia.

Artem Chaika is linked to the Moscow prosecutors, accused of providing protection to the chain of illegal casinos, according to the statement of a witness. It was not dirty money that attracted Artem. He used prosecutors to take control of the most profitable municipal enterprises. Prosecutors opened criminal investigations into the heads of these enterprises, and then filled the vacant places with Chaika's people. The witness gave evidence about the situation surrounding municipal enterprise called Serpukhov Natural Resources. The document is signed by a Nikolayev, although his real name is Stanislav Buyanovsky. Buyanovsky was a deputy chief prosecutor of the Moscow region.

Below is his statement. In Russian legal system the document is literally called "interrogation protocol". It summarizes the evidence the witness gave during the pre-trail questioning. This evidence is used in court.

Witness Statement

I had been informed that in the process of interrogation the interrogator used the following technical devices: HP printer and HP laptop.

Prior to the interrogation I was informed about my rights and responsibilities as a witness, specified by Article 56.4 of the RF Criminal Code:

1)Right not to give evidence against myself, my spouse and members of my close family, specified by Article 5.4 of the RF Criminal Code. I was informed that anything I said might be used as evidence in the criminal case, even if later I disclaim my testimony.

2)Right to give evidence in my mother tongue;

3)Right to request the services of interpreter for free;

4)Right to change the interpreter in the process of interrogation;

5)Right to file motions and complaints about actions and decisions of interrogator, investigator, prosecutor and judges;

6)Right to be interrogated in the presence of my lawyer in accordance with Article 189.5 of the RF Criminal Code;

7)Right to file motion to protect me as a witness in accordance with Article 11.3 of the RF Criminal Code.

I am fully aware of the criminal liability, specified by Articles 208 and 307 of the RF Criminal Code, for refusal to give evidence or giving false evidence.

Witness __________________ ________________________

(Signature) (Full Name)

I can say the following about the essence of the criminal case.

I confirm that the statements I made during the interrogation on 4 March 2011 are fully correct. I feel well and I am ready to give evidence. Since the previous interrogation I have not been subjected to any physical or psychological pressure. I confirm that my evidence is voluntary and I testify without compulsion.

Firstly I want to carry on speaking about the events of 2009, which pertains to Shestun, the head of Serpukhov municipal district in Moscow Region.

In 2009 Serpukhov city prosecutors opened a probe into the director of municipal enterprise called Energoservis and the head of municipal district on charges of premeditated bankruptcy of Energoservis.

I learned about this probe from Urumov in August 2009. Two weeks later I received information that the investigation had been continued by the investigative directorate of the investigative committee of Moscow Region Chief Prosecutor’s office. The investigators opened an inquiry under Articles 144-145 of the RF Criminal Code. Urumov and Ignatenko told me that the main goal of the probes into A.V. Shestun and the director of Energoservis was to force Serpukhov municipal council to appoint an Urumov and Ignatenko's front man as head of a municipal enterprise called Serpukhov Mineral Resources. I asked Urumov and Ignatenko why they wanted to have their own man on the post of director. They told me that the construction of a new Moscow ring road was due to begin in Moscow Region. There would be a growing demand for sand and crushed stone, which Serpukhov Mineral Resources produced. Ignatenko and Urumov were linked to Katsyv, transport minister of Moscow Region. Through him they planned to get contracts for supplying the building works with sand and crushed stone. As far as I know, Ignatenko himself ordered O.A. Bazylyan, prosecutor of Serpukhov, <…> [to open] probes into the director of Energoservis and head of the municipal district A.V. Shestunov. I know that Buyansky, deputy prosecutor of Moscow Region, was responsible for supervising the probe, carried out by the investigative directorate of the investigative committee of Moscow Region Chief Prosecutor’s office. Buyansky demanded that the investigative committee should open a criminal case against head of the municipal district A.V. Shestun and the director of Energoservis. Buyansky himself approached head of the investigative directorate A.G. Markov, inducing him to initiate criminal proceedings on the grounds that actions of the director of Energoservis and head of the municipal district A.V. Shestun were criminal. Pushing Markov to open the criminal proceedings, Buyansky followed the orders of Ignatenko. I heard Urumov and Ignatenko talk about getting additional 2 million US dollars from Shestun. It happened late in August 2009, during a corporate event in the restaurant called Uzbekistan, near Moscow Region Chief Prosecutor’s Office. As far as I remember, we were invited to meet Buyansky, the newly appointed deputy chief prosecutor of Moscow Region. Urumov and Ignatenko agreed on the idea to extort 2 million US dollars. Ignatenko asked Urumov to order Nazarov to continue talks with Shestun. They promised to stop probes and investigations against Shestun, both by Serpukhov city prosecutors and the investigative committee of Moscow Region chief prosecutor, if he paid the aforesaid amount of money. I heard that the so-called confidant of theirs whom they planned to promote to the post of Serpukhov Mineral Resources director was Andrei Chaika's man. I understood from the conversation between Urumov and Ignatenko that the idea to extort 2 million US dollars had not come at once. Their key goal was to have their own man in Serpukhov Natural Resources municipal enterprise, whereas the idea to extort 2 million US dollars appeared while they discussed ways to promote their candidate. It was Urumov's idea, but Ignatenko fully supported it. Through Urumov Ignatenko controlled Nazarov when he extorted Shestun.

Interrogator: Besides Urumov and Ignatenko, who else was present at the event?

As far as I remember, besides people whom I have already mentioned, the following people were present: Buyansky, newly appointed deputy chief prosecutor of Moscow Region; prosecutors Ye.I. Puzanov, R.I. Nishchemenko, R.A. Rezumenko, O.A. Bazylyan, V.P. Glebov, E.Yu. Kalun, M.V. Popkov, and P.S. Sedoikin. I do not remember other people who could have heard that conversation.

Interrogator: How did the situation surrounding Shestun develop?

I talked with Nazarov about Shestun. He told me that he came to Shestun and extorted 2 million US dollars at the instance of Urumov and Ignatenko. Shestun was surprised because he had thought that Urumov and Ignatenko wanted him to appoint their confidant to the post of the director of Serpukhov Natural Resources, which alone could bring them considerable profit. Nazarov told me that Urumov and he held talks with Shestun in sauna. Nazarov made fun of Shestun, telling him that they were afraid that Shestun would record their conversation and proposed to talk about the bribe when they took a steam bath. Urumov and Nazarov discussed with Shestun the details of bribe in restaurants.

Later on I heard on the news, that Abrosimov, deputy head of the main directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office for Southern Federal District, was arrested for accepting 5 million roubles as a bribe from Shestun.

They did not manage to get their money from Shestun. Abrosimov's case frightened them, because Urumov and Ignatenko understood that Shestun could report to the police about the extortion and situation surrounding Serpukhov Natural Resources. Indeed Shestun reported abovementioned situation to the Investigative Committee for the Central Federal District. I also learned that a few days after Abrosimov's arrest the agents of economic security department of the interior ministry detained Elena Bazanova, deputy to Shestunov, for accepting a bribe. As far as I know, regional prosecutors did their best to take her into custody. Ignatenko and Urumov used Bazanova's case to intimidate Shestun after he reported the attempted extortion.

After Shestunov reported to the police, they opened an inquiry into Urumov and Nazarov. Urumov and Nazarov asked Ignetenko and Buyansky to advise them on how to escape legal prosecution and mislead the police. Nazarov and Buyansky found understanding in the Prosecutor General’s office. I do not know the person who helped them. But it turned out that prosecutors did not open criminal proceedings against Urumov, because he had special status, whereas Nazarov could not escape prosecution, because his actions were criminal. Nazarov was advised to go abroad. Prosecutor General’s office insiders consulted him on how to mislead the police. When Nazarov was abroad, Ignatenko, Buyanov and Urumov actively consulted him through Skype application. He knew about the inquiry into his affairs from Sudakov (Nikulin). Sudakov was former officer of Federal Customs Service, Federal Drug Control Service and Moscow region police. Sudakov introduced himself as a top aide to the chief of Moscow region police, N.V. Golovkin. Officers of Moscow region police, including heads of all police units, obeyed his orders. Although he was not a police officer, he held meetings with other officers both in their offices and in his own office that was next door to that of the chief of Moscow region police. Sudakov (Nikulin)’s group used his connections in the police of the region and in other security forces in order to gather information and to intercept talks of Nazarov’s competitors and competitors of this group. When Nazarov left Russia, I.S. Volkov was in charge of his business, including illegal gambling.

I have heard on the news, that prosecutors dropped the inquiry into Nazarov and Urumov, because of the lack of crime. They found out that Shestun’s statements were ungrounded. I know that Ignatenko and Urumov lobbied the Prosecutor General’s office and obtained the circumstances they wished for, so that the case was dropped.

Interrogator: Do you know the associates of Urumov and Ignatenko in the Economic Security Department of the interior ministry?

Sudakov’s group and Nazarov worked with Dmitry Sevastyanov, who headed a unit in the Economic Security Dep. Their intermediaries were Ignatenko and Urumov. Urumov was in touch with Sevastyanov. Ignatenko detailed the issues Urumov had to discuss with Sevastyanov.

Through his connections in the Moscow Region police Sudakov (Nikulin) organised supervision over businessman P. Zaitsev. Besides watching him, the police officers bugged his telephone. Sudakov conspired with Ignatenko and Urumov. These two asked him to watch Zaitsev. After Zaitsev met Nazarov in McDonald’s in Yaroslavskoye Highway, the police officers carried out supervision over him in the field. Ignatenko, Urumov and Nazarov suspected Zaitsev of reporting their illegal gambling business to the police. They were afraid that Zaitsev could tell about the protection they gave to illegal casinos.

Besides Sevastyanov, I can name F.A. Temirgaliyev and M.A.-Ogly Abbasov, who changed his name to Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kulakov, both officers of cyber technology unit of the interior ministry. I saw them at the birthday party of Urumov’s daughter in Uzbekistan restaurant, situated near the building of the Moscow Region Chief Prosecutor’s Office. Temirgaliev and Abbasov followed Urumov’s orders and opened investigations into the affairs of Nazarov’s competitors. Urumov, then, used the evidence, gathered by the investigators, to open criminal cases against businessmen. He extorted money from the business owners or took away their business. Temirgaliyev and Abbasov provided illegal gambling spots with protection. These spots were investigated by the investigative department of the UVD no.6 for Moscow. Temirgaliev and Abbasov’s connections were head of the department Korolev-Slivinsky, officers of the investigative department of the UVD no.2 for the Moscow Region and deputy head of the main investigative department of the UVD for the Moscow Region Gorodkov. I do not know how much they got from the businessmen.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the situation surrounding the land plot that was allocated to a non-commercial partnership called Silans.

I have already spoken about that. If I am not mistaken, A.M. Ignatenko was a prosecutor of Krasnogorsk city in the Moscow Region in 2007. He asked the economic crime prevention unit of the UVD for Krasnogorsk district of the Moscow Region to open investigation into the affairs of the municipal authorities. This investigation was real pain in the neck of Rasskazov and Karaulov, members of the municipal council. Ignatenko wanted to gather evidence against them, so that he could blackmail them. Ignatenko wanted to have land plots in the Krasnogorsk district for himself and his people. Indeed, soon head of Krasnogorsk municipal council Rasskazov and his deputy Karaulov approached Ignatenko, asking him to stop the investigation. Ignatenko was ready to help, but he laid the following condition before Rasskalov and Karaulov: they had to grant non-commercial partnership called Silans the right to rent 24 thousand square metres of land at the knockdown price. A.N. Ignatenko was the founder of this so-called partnership. Rasskalov and Karaulov fulfilled Ignatenko’s demands. After Silans got the land plot they aked for, Ignatenko began to build cottages. In February 2009 Ignatenko was appointed first deputy chief prosecutor of the Moscow Region. His protégé Puzanov took the office of Krasnogorsk prosecutor. Puzanov was Ignatenko’s deputy and he assisted his superior when he extorted the bribe in the form of the land plot. Later on <…> After Ignatenko’s promotion, Puzanov distributed the land for Ignatenko’s people. Doing that, Puzanov followed Ignatenko’s orders. I.V. Nazarov paid for the building works with his own money. Cottages in this village belong to A.M. Mokhov, A.N. Ignatenko, Popkov, Puzanov, deputy chairman of the Court of the Moscow Region Gavrichkov, head of the recruitment department of the Prosecutor General’s Office Makarov. Ignatenko sold a piece of land to the third party. Who are these people I do not know. Silans just rents the land. I do not know the mechanism how Ignatenko sold it. 100 square metres cost 30,000 US dollars.

A.N. Ignatenko distributed land among the prosecutors, his protégés and those involved in hushing up the illegal gambling chain of I.V. Nazarenko.

I do not know whether Ignatenko had the permission to execute building works. When the cottages were completed and registered, Ignatenko and other owners of the cottages planned to get the land into their ownership. Urumov told me, that Ignatenko had discussed the details of this with Rasskazov. He threatened Rasskazov, saying if he did not cooperate with Ignatenko or raised difficulties, Ignatenko would open an investigation into Rasskazov’s affairs.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 14, Moskovskaya Street, Khimki, Moscow region.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov, as there had always been a problem with the prosecutor. Ignatenko could not find anyone appropriate for the position of Khimky city prosecutor, that is a person who would know about illegal activities of the club and be involved in them. Thus, it was Urumov who controlled gambling in the city. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Urumov about the inspection. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid Urumov 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 66, Tretiego Internatsionala Street,Noginsk.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by V. P. Glebov, Noginsk city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov through Volkov contacted Glebov, whom he informed about the problem. After that during general meetings Glebov instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Glebov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Glebov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid Glebov 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 19, Vokzalnaya Ploshchad Street, Orekhovo-Zuevo.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov, as Pantyashin, the former prosecutor of the district, was not on the team and was fired, as I presume, due to the fact that he would not cooperate regarding providing protection for the gaming industry. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted Urumov, whom they informed about the problem. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 1, Snezhsky Prospects, Solnechnogorsk.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted Urumov, whom they informed about the problem. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 13, Mozhaiskaya Street, Odintsovo.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by R.I. Nishchemenko, Odintsovo city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov contacted R.I. Nishchemenko, whom he informed about the problem. After that during general meetings R.I. Nishchemenko instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, R.I. Nishchemenko ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, R.I. Nishchemenko prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid R.I. Nishchemenko 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address:1, Sovetsky Pereulok, Ozery.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Drok, Ozery city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov contacted Drok, whom he informed about the problem. After that during general meetings Drok instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Drok ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Drok prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid Drok 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 43, Pervaya Zheleznodorozhnaya Street, Mozhaisk.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted Urumov, whom they informed about the problem. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about the gambling club, located at the address: 18-a, Sovetskaya Ploshchad, Klin.

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by V.I. Kalpun, Klin city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov contacted V.I. Kalpun, whom he informed about the problem. After that during general meetings V.I. Kalpun instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, V.I. Kalpun ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, V.I. Kalpun prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid V.I. Kalpun 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about gambling clubs, located at: 5, Pervy Delovoy Proezd, Podolsk; 3-v, B.Serpukhovskaya Street, Podolsk; and 18/1, B.Serpukhovskaya Street, apt. 17, Podolsk

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Lukianenko, Podolsk city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov contacted Lukianenko, whom he informed about the problem. After that during general meetings Lukianenko instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Lukianenko ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Lukianenko prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid Lukianenko 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about gambling clubs, located at the address: 48/5, Tchaikovskogo Street, Stupino

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted Urumov, whom they informed about the problem. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about gambling clubs, located at the address: 5, Vokzalnaya Street, Pushkino

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by R.A. Razumenko, Pushkino city prosecutor. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted R.A. Razumenko, whom they informed about the problem. After that during general meetings R.A. Razumenko instructed officers of relevant authorities as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, R.A. Razumenko ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, R.A. Razumenko prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

As a toll for above-mentioned protection I.V. Nazarov monthly paid R.A. Razumenko 30,000 US dollars.

Interrogator: Tell me what you know about gambling clubs, located at:19/22, Pervaya Rabnaya Street, Sergievo-Posad; 218, Prospekt Krasnoy Armii, apr.18, Sergievo-Posad; 27, Ordzhonikidze Street, apt.8, Sergievo-Posad

I know that the owner of the gaming club is I.V. Nazarov and that until February 2011 the club was engaged in illegal gambling. The club was controlled personally by Urumov. When authorities intended to carry out an inspection of the premises or at the time of such an inspection club staff got in touch with Volkov, and he in his turn informed Nazarov about the inspection. Then Nazarov or Volkov contacted Urumov, whom they informed about the problem. After that Urumov instructed officers of the corresponding prosecutor’s office department that oversaw gambling and authorities regulating it as to the favourable inspection results concerning the controlled gaming facilities. If for some reason slot machines were confiscated by the authorities, Urumov ordered to give the equipment over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody. When all necessary documents for safe custody were signed, slot machines were reinstalled and were again used for gaming. Furthermore, Urumov prompted inspections in gambling clubs of I.V. Nazarov’s competitors. The inspections resulted in confiscation of slot machines, or the clubs being closed down and slot machines being handed over to I.V. Nazarov for safe custody, which in reality he used fro gaining proceeds from gaming.

Interrogator: What other objects of interest of Moscow region prosecutor’s office staff do you know?

As far as I know, in 2010 Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation instructed G.B. Lopatin, head of executive office of the Prosecutor General’s Office, to bring land plots adjoining premises of Iskra sanatorium under the ownership of the prosecutor’s office. The sanatorium is located in Istrinsky district in Moscow region and is only for Prosecutor Generals Office members of the staff. Actions aimed at changing the ownership of the land plots revealed that Istrinsky district authorities had given ownership of the mentioned land to third parties. Prosecutor’s office initiated an inquiry into actions of Sherba, head of Istrinsky district, on the grounds including fraud by head of Istrinsky district in transferring land plots adjoining Iskra sanatorium for Prosecutor Generals Office members of the staff under the ownership of Kipina, an affiliated person and a trustee of Sherba. Moscow region GUVD performed operational escorting of the inquiry procedures. Sudakov (Nikulin) and N.V. Mikhevich supervised the inquiry by the prosecutor’s office staff. The inquiry resulted in the initiation of several criminal cases.

I also know that prior to the establishment of the investigative committee, Moscow region prosecutor’s office investigated a criminal case instituted over divestiture of land owned by Leninsky Luch collective farm. The case was investigated by Monakov and supervised by personally Zamurayev and Mokhov, Moscow region prosecutors, who then reported personally to Sidneyev, an employee of the Prosecutor General’s Office. There were no meetings held to discuss the investigation. Moscow region prosecutor barred any third party information requests concerning the investigation. Zolotarev, head of the collective farm, was arrested and convicted. The trial was supervised by Ignatenko. The case was a frame-up.

Interrogator: What do you know as to informal and illegal ties between Moscow region prosecutor’s office staff and the civilians?

I know that Moscow region prosecutor’s office staff communicates with D.O. Yakubovsky, an entrepreneur. As far as I know, D.O. Yakubovsky kept in touch with Buyansky, deputy prosecutor of Moscow region. But then there was a conflict between them and Yakubovsky developed connection with R.I. Nishchemenko, Odintsovo city prosecutor. Furthermore, I am aware that there are friendly relations between D.P. Ponaitov, head of investigative department in Odintsovo, and Yakubovsky who he has now been friends for over 10 years. I saw D.P. Ponaitov enter during his working hours the office of Yakubovsky in Gorky-8 in Moscow region. Thus, I know that relations between Ponaitov and Yakubovsky developed to the point where Ponaitov in full obedience followed all instructions of Yakubovsky concerning termination and initiation of criminal cases against third parties. Thanking Ponaitov for such favours, Rover in 2010 Yakubovsky gave him a Range Rover as a present. According to the paperwork, the owner of the vehicle is Ponaitov’s mother.

During the interrogation the witness demanded that the questioning be suspended until next day due to the fact that he was tired and needed some rest.

Interrogator: Do you confirm that your evidence is voluntary?

Yes, I confirm that my evidence is voluntary and I testify without compulsion. During the investigation and prior to it interrogation I have not been subjected to any physical or psychological pressure.

Interrogator: Do you have grounds for false accusations of Nazarov, Ignatenko, Mokhov, Urumov and other people mentioned by you during the interrogation?

I do not. I have never been involved in conflicts with the abovementioned people. I once again confirm that my evidence is voluntary and I testify without compulsion by law enforcement officers or other persons.

Witness _____________

Thomas Petrov, Alexey Gordon, Rumafia.com

Chaika’s employee driven to suicide

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Vyacheslav Sizov, legal counsellor of the second class at the Prosecutor General’s Office, who attempted to shoot himself, remains in intensive care in a critical condition. Doctors do not undertake to predict whether he will survive after a gunshot wound to the head. The Investigative Committee now looks into the incident to decide whether a criminal case should be instituted. It can be qualified under Article 110 of the Criminal Code, that is, “Bringing to commit suicide”.

At the same time Yuri Chaika’s office promptly shelved the version of Vyacheslav Sizov being involved in one of the most notorious scandals of recent times, namely the criminal case over prosecutor's office and the Ministry of the Interior employees hushing up network of illegal casinos in Moscow region. But the media insist that Sizov had a direct bearing on the case, although he is not among the suspects.

Prosecutor General’s Office General Directorate for Supervision of the implementation of federal security legislation, which was headed by Sizov, was engaged in the supervision of the Federal Security Service, the employees of which were responsible for operative service in the investigation of the illegal gambling business. According to The Russian Mafia web-site (rumafia.com), in an effort to find violations, the supervisory body used Sizov to require and receive FSB data on wiretapping and other operational and search actions against prosecutors, who were suspected of receiving bribes from those who had set up the underground network, and against other defendants. The media reported that Sizov tried to avoid involvement in the conflict between prosecution and investigation.

It is known that Sizov tried to kill himself after a working group meeting with Victor Green, deputy prosecutor general, during which he was allegedly subjected to severe criticism for his work. Prosecutor General's office refused to either officially confirm or officially deny this information. However, a law enforcement source said that "judging by the reaction of Sizov, he shot himself because of what happened at that briefing." Another source said that "there is little doubt that the suicide is work related. An official of such high rank would hardly shoot himself in the head in the workplace because of unrequited love or problems in the family. "

 

NEWSru

Russian President put the heat on the Prosecutor General

http://rumafia.com/news.php?id=307 Dmitry Medvedev met with Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika. At the meeting the President instructed the Prosecutor General's office to enhance monitoring of the investigation of criminal cases connected with Sergey Magnitsky, lawyer of the Hermitage Capital fund, who died in remand prison.</p>

According to Yuri Chaika, the Prosecutor General's office, in particular, will conduct an inquest into the tax evasion criminal case against Magnitsky and William Browder, head of the fund, investigated by the Ministry of the Interior.

"Just recently, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has initiated a criminal investigation into the death of Magnitsky. It is in the framework of the case that the authorities will verify the legitimacy of medical treatment, check if detention conditions were proper and if the investigating authorities had legitimate grounds for initiating criminal proceedings against Magnitsky, Browder, and others", said Yuri Chaika after meeting with President. Prosecutor General's office will also increase supervision of the third case that has been initiated recently over embezzlement of funds from the budget of the Russian Federation through value added tax (VAT) return on forged documents. Prosecutor General's office intends to intensify supervision of investigation of the mentioned cases by employing highly qualified professionals who specialize in such crimes investigation. "I will have the best prosecutors of Russia work on these cases," said Yuri Chaika.

 

According to The Russian Mafia web-site (rumafia.com), in 2007 Sergey Magnitsky represented the Hermitage Fund and HSBC bank. On November 16, 2009 he died in the Matrosskaya Tishina prison. According to preliminary data, his death was caused by toxic shock syndrome and acute cardiovascular failure. Magnitsky was 37 years old.

In 2008 Magnitsky testified that some law enforcement officials were involved in large scale theft. Their actions, he said, damaged both the Hermitage Company and the state. According to Magnitsky’s testimony, the MVD and the Federal Tax Service were involved in the theft. The two government agencies stole more than 5 billion rubles that Hermitage had paid in taxes.

In autumn 2008 Magnitsky was arrested on suspicion of tax evasion and put in jail, where he died. Representatives of the lawyer claim that Magnitsky was denied treatment and pressed to recant his testimony. 

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Novye Izvestia

Yuri Chaika dismisses officers

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Attorney General's Office has announced about an upcoming abasement transfer of Moscow region prosecutor, Alexander Mokhov, and dismissal of his first deputy, Alexander Ignatenko, and also about dismissal of head of the 15th division of the regional prosecutor’s office, Dmitry Urumov, responsible for supervising the investigation process.

Prosecutors Mokhov, Ignatenko and Urumov fell victims to an internal inspection announced by Attorney General, Yuri Chaika. The check followed publications in the media about protection racket of illegal gambling establishments in the region owned by a businessman, Ivan Nazarov.

Nazarov, his accomplices, Alla Guseva and Marat Mamyev, and three policemen who provided protection to the illegal business, are charged with fraud (Art. 159 of the Criminal Code), and despite the active opposition from  the prosecutor's office, were arrested by the court. Basmanny court extended their detention until August, 15.

In accordance with Yuri Chaika’s order, Alexander Mokhov will be removed from current office and transferred to an inferior position. Most likely, he will become deputy to the Moscow inter-regional transport prosecutor.

First Deputy Head of Moscow region prosecutor’s office, Alexander Ignatenko, and head of the 15th division of the regional prosecutor’s office, Dmitry Urumov, have been fired from the prosecutor’s office for violation of the prosecutor’s oath. They may be indicted under articles 290 and 285 of the Criminal Code. In accordance with the law on the prosecutor's office, since both men have been awarded badges of "Honored Worker of the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation”, the decision to dismiss them had to be taken by the Attorney General, Mr Chaika.

The agreement to institute proceedings against Ignatenko and Urumov was reached on March 31 after Yuri Chaika met with Chairman of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, and Dmitry Medvedev. The investigation also dropped the intention to initiate proceedings against Artem Chaika, the Prosecutor General’s son, within the case over illegal casino.

The case investigating the casinos has already been delegated to one of the most experienced and ambitious officers in the Investigating Committee, Denis Nikandrov. According to some sources, the investigator, who at some point managed to ensure a nine year sentence for Dmitry Dovgy, former head of the main investigation department of the same division, is unlikely to be satisfied with prosecuting only Ivan Nazarov, his accomplices, and the policemen.

Kommersant

President Medvedev has stood up for Attorney General and the Prosecutor\'s mafia

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MOSCOW, February 21 - RIA News. Pressure on the investigation on the case of "protection racket” of gambling business in Moscow is unacceptable, those responsible must be brought to justice regardless of their positions, said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at a nationwide coordination meeting of law enforcement.

 

“A few words with regard to started investigation concerning illegal organization of gambling business in Moscow region. I would like to say one thing: the laws – I think everybody in the hall understand that – must be the same for everyone. And those who transgress them, should be responsible regardless of position, no matter where they work – in the prosecutor's office, the Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service or other state institutions,” – he said.

 

Also Medvedev stressed that in no case can the conclusions be drawn about the guiltyness or innocence of the people before the announcement of verdict, “moreover to press on the investigation, involving the media”.

 

“This is unacceptable. That who will be noticed – will be fired regardless of ranks and titles,” – said the president.

Federal Security Service and Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation announced of the disclosure of the network of illegal gambling establishments in the Moscow region, which, according to the investigation information, worked for more than three years in 15 cities in the region. Illegal business brought from $5 to $10 million a month and was under protection racket of senior representatives of Moscow region prosecutor's office and police department, investigators said. Alleged organizer of the gaming network is an entrepreneur Ivan Nazarov, who was arrested on February 11 at Sheremetyevo airport, where he had returned from a holiday with the first deputy prosecutor of the Moscow region, Alexander Ignatenko.

 

According to investigation information, Nazarov had close contacts not only with the first deputy prosecutor of the region, but also with other senior security officials. And Nazarov’s grouping paid for foreign trips of the employees of the regional prosecutor's office and police department.

The General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation accused the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation in defamation and denigration of the prosecutor's office, a mockery of the constitution. General Prosecutor’s Office also stated that the head of the ministry, Yuri Chaika, has supported his deputy Vladimir Malinovsky who quashed the legal resolution of the first criminal case against Nazarov.

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FSB starts and wins for the prosecution mafia?

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Several police officers were arrested during the last week in the Moscow region, Chief Directorate of Internal Affairs of the Moscow region is being searched, and central television broadly cover luxurious life of the Moscow region prosecutor and his deputies. In response, Attorney General of Russia holds press conferences, where it defends by blaming its persecutors of the Investigation Committee of Russia in poor performance. It is a matter for the resignation of Attorney General Yuri Chaika. Rumafia.com conducted its own investigation and found out why the management of law enforcement services (Fedral Security Service and the Investigation Committee vs. Prosecutor General of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs) has locked in mortal combat for a little-known businessman Ivan Nazarov.

The whole world holds its breath watching numerous revolutions in the Arab despotisms, and the Russians watch their own much more interesting TV-drama in all the news on TV. They have got a unique opportunity to watch online for the combat of two clans in the law enforcement structures. At least the last five years similar struggle was waged without any noise and spikes in the public field.

And here are the subjects on central TV channels about the leaders of the prosecutor's office, living in luxury cottages and booking for banquets kilograms of black caviar, press conferences accusing the FSS and IC of the Russian Federation in “a mockery of the Constitution”. The stake in this battle is high – not only the position of Attorney General, but also the dominant position of one of the clans in law enforcement system of Russia for the coming years. And generals grappled because of the fate of hitherto unknown 30-year old businessman Ivan Nazarov.

Rumafia correspondent managed to trace the path of this young man from an ordinary heroin merchant to a man who kicks open the doors of the authorities cabinets and having enormous capital.

 

“Security officials” strike back

It is worth noting that this is not the first clash of two clans, which can extremely conditionally be divided into “security officials” and “liberals”. The first clan is focused on Vladimir Putin, and includes Viktor Ivanov, Vladimir Ustinov, Nikolay Patrushev, Yuri Zaostrovtsev, Alexander Bastrykin, Igor Sechin, Alexander Bortnikov. “Security officials” control the entire oil business, its representatives lead the FSS, IV of the RF,  Federal Drug Control Service, Ministry of Defense. The clan's position is that any dissent in the business environment, in official circles, in politics must be combated by the most decisive ways. “Liberals” tend to Dmitry Medvedev, these include Yuri Chaika, Rashid Nurgaliev, German Gref, Alexey Kudrin, Viktor Khristenko. The clan controls gas business, officials related thereto head Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor General, Ministry of Finance. It is believed that “liberals” are for the development of democratic institutions in the country and against radical solution to any disputes. However, all this division is very conditional. Totally in the Kremlin and the government there are 10-12 different groups, which depending on the situation participate in a conflict or not. And some leaders and members of both clans have mired in corruption long ago, and therefore are vulnerable to their rivals.

The first such online combat occurred more than ten years ago, in 2000. The conflict that time also because due to one unknown businessman Sergey Zuev, who owned shopping centers “Tri Kita” and “Grand”. Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Customs Committee of the RF announced that they revealed a large channel of smuggling of furniture, which was sold in the Zuev’c shopping centers. And quiet work of illegal channel was ensured by FSS generals.

Prosecutor General's Office, headed at the moment by “security official” Vladimir Ustinov, took all the materials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and closed criminal case. Immediately on the newspaper pages and on television screens a large amount of compromising information appeared on the patrons of smugglers from the security services. Vladimir Putin, who at that time listened to the “liberals” believing that there should be some kind of opposition to “security officials” (he later refused to support “liberals”, believing that they have enough favor from Dmitry Medvedev), appointed to lead a scandalous case of the independent investigator to his good friend Vladimir Loskutov, and operational support was mandated to Federal Drug Control Service, headed at that time by “liberal” Viktor Cherkesov (then “security official” Viktor Ivanov was appointed the head of the Federal Drug Control Service). A stubborn combat was around Zuev for six years until “liberals” finally won. Upon results of investigation, “Tri Kita” owner was arrested, “security forces” – General Attorney Vladimir Ustinov (“liberal” Yury Chaika took his place) and deputy director of the FSS Yuri Zaostrovtsev lost their positions, as well as the group of counterintelligence generals.

Though the victory of “liberals” was only temporary. After recovery from the defeat “security officials” took the offensive immediately. In 2007, Federal Drug Control Service General Alexander Bulbov went to jail who was involved in operational accompaniment of “Tri Kita” case. When “security officials” decided to shift the Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin from his position, his deputy, Sergei Storchak was put into the jail.

Now it is time for decisive struggle, which regarding shifted positions should not be inferior to the battle for Zuev. As the owner of “Tri Kita”, businessman Ivan Nazarov, on a large scale is not a principle figure for both clans. However further investigation may lead to the resignation of Yuri Chaika. Here is the matter of principle – whether “liberals” the year before the presidential election be able to defend “their person” and repel attacks of “security officials” or not.

“Security officials” also use the same methods as “liberals” used “Tri Kita” case. From a legal point of view their attacks are extremely weak. Virtually all attorneys and law enforcement officials, even those who do not like “prosecutors”, believe it is just ridiculous to bring the article 159 of the Criminal Code of the RF (fraud) for the organization of the network of underground clubs with gaming machines. And it was incriminated to Ivan Nazarov. “The investigation insists that gaming machines owned by Nazarov, were reprogrammed so that the chances of winning were minimal. This was the fraud as said one of former General Prosecutor's Office employees.  But gambling is generally prohibited except designated areas, all the rules about how often a person should win are accounting for the legal business, but it is completely clandestine here. What rules can be in the illegal casino? With the same success you can prosecute for fraud that drug dealers, who dilute heroin”.

However, it is obvious that for “security officials” the legal component is not crucial – external effect is the main factor. All newspapers and TV channels have already showed footage with prosecutors, who celebrate anniversaries in luxury restaurants by ordering kilograms of black caviar there, who fly in private planes abroad for the holidays, who build luxury houses on “occupied” Moscow region areas. All such whims of law enforcement officials were paid from the funds controlled by Nazarov.

Prosecutor General's Office flatly refuses to recognize the legitimacy of criminal cases regarding Nazarov and refuses to maintain applications for his arrest in a court. Head of the Main Department for Supervision of investigation of Prosecutor General's Office Andrey Nekrasov had already called the whole situation around the businessman and prosecutors “a mockery of the Constitution”.

From drug dealer to General’ Dima son-in-law

So who is this Ivan Nazarov, around whom so desperate fight between two Kremlin clans developed? As Rumafia managed to find out, Ivan was born in Moscow on Nov. 1, 1980 and his surname at birth was Voshchinin. Version of how he became Nazarov later was told to our correspondent by one businessman in Moscow region. According to his words, his father left the family of Ivan, so the mother gave the child her surname. After many years his father returned and turned out to be Vladimir Nazarov, the co-owner of the Moscow Region basketball club “Dinamo” (his second co-owner is a famous singer Lev Leshchenko). He did his best to help Vanya, and he took the surname from his father as a result.

However, the surname change is mostly connected with other circumstances. According to the information of law enforcement agencies, in the late 1990's and early 2000's a drug dealer Ivan Voshchinin worked in Moscow. From 1999 to 2001 police officers arrested prostitute Natalia Yurtaeva, small criminals Alexey Osipov, Daniil Girnyak, Sergey Nesterkin and a dozen people who were involved in the heroin dealing. They all testified that they got the goods from Vanya Voshchinin. In 2001 his home phone number was put on listening in, all went to the detention of the drug dealer. However, at the last moment he managed to escape from the police, and soon Vanya has become Nazarov, officially changing his surname.

The door to the world of big money and influential friends opened to Ivan his girl friend in early 2000s, named Dasha. More precisely, not herself, but her father – a respected lawyer, Dmitry Yakubowsky, better known as General Dima. The man covered with legends and built a spectacular career for himself accompanied by both the ups and downs.

In 1984 he was a senior consultant of the Presidium of Moscow Bar Association, and since 1987 he became chief secretary of administration of the Moscow prosecutor's office. In 1990 he led the Judiciary Committee for property valuation of Western Group of Forces and since that time he became a figurant of most major scandals involving corruption in the higher echelons of government and the withdrawal of giant capitals overseas. In 1994 Yakubowsky was put into the jail for five years for participation in the theft of manuscripts from the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg.

However, prison term only added weight to General Dima in certain circles. “In prison he often went into the fights with the “authorities” defending his position, constantly found himself in punishment cell because of the conflicts with the administration, this way he won recognition in criminal circles, – told the man who still communicates with Yakubowsky, - He is still a very powerful man, he is able to communicate with the disgraced oligarchs such as Boris Berezovsky and with the remaining persons “in charge”, for example, with Alexander Voloshin. In spite of all he is well received in Kremlin, and is on a first name basis with prosecution representatives of different rank.

Interlocutor of Rumafia correspondent replied this way to the question whether he now sees Yakubowsky as a shadow representative of the authorities or the criminal “authority”: “He just connects that and another”.

And in addicted to the adventures and keen young man Vanya Voshchinin-Nazarov enters General’s Dima family. Yakubowsky immediately has attached him to a businessman from the Pushkin district Valery Kazakov. Kazakov officially owned game halls and restaurants. But it was only the top of the business. In fact, Valery Kazakov in the early to mid-2000s was one of the main communicators between the leaders of Prosecutor General’s Office and businessmen, officials, law enforcement officers from the regions. He could solve almost any law enforcement and judicial problems, and controlled billions of judicial mafia. In 2008 more than a hundred limousines drove at Kazakov’s funeral. Duma deputies, senators, heads of districts and cities, a senior Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General's Office employees came to pay their last tribute to him.

 

The cut off head on a threshold of Office of Public Prosecutor  

Valery Kazakov was known by absolutely all people in Moscow, though something representing in this life. 
Actually in his face there was a dialogue with all corrupted top of the State Office of Public Prosecutor,  Moscow regional Office of Public Prosecutor, the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs of Moscow Region. Just Kazakov explained to businessmen, heads of cities situated near Moscow and areas, to militiamen and regional public prosecutors "the game rules" established above. 


Who of what was guilty and how many should pay for it. Who and whom should appoint the head in various The municipal unitary enterprise. Whom to enter in founders of profitable firm, the market. Who will go on increase and who will leave authorities and law-enforcement structures. "Not consent people" with such rules waited numerous checks, criminal cases, the conclusion in a pre-trial detention centre. So, for example, the head of Pushkin area Vladimir Bashkirtsev has refused to be on friendly terms with "public prosecutor's", and he was brought at once the action, during a consequence the official has endured a stroke and as a result has left the post. By means of criminal cases cleaned also another "not consent person" – the mayor of Frjazino Vladimir Uhalkin.    


As a result under control "public prosecutor's" there was a considerable part of "tidbits" in Moscow suburbs: the gaming, sandy open-cast mines, ranges of destruction of garbage, the grounds intended for building etc. As grew in the posts public prosecutor's curators of Kazakov, its powers increased also. By 2007 heads of Offices of Public Prosecutor and divisions SEC (on struggle against economic crimes) began tens to come to Moscow suburbs from Southern Federal District (from Sochi, Mineral waters, the Caucasian republics). All of them wanted to discuss with Kazakov, and accordingly, with representatives of the State Office of Public Prosecutor, destiny of various criminal cases, possibility of appointment to this or that post, other questions. The businessman too began to go often to business trips, constantly expanding geography of the activity. All this process was accompanied by transfer from hand to hand suitcases with money.  

 

At such employment of Kazakov began to involve in conducting scale business of Ivan Nazarov. As a result Ivan Nazarov began to operate in the beginning gambling institutions and restaurants in Moscow suburbs, and then and has started to help to resolve various non-staff situations between representatives of law enforcement bodies situated near Moscow and businessmen. However, so far as concerned the large sums, for good reason undertook personally Kazakov. Ivan to a new role «solver of question» has accustomed quickly enough, especially the father-in-law General Dima was always ready to help him.


From small drug dealer Voshchinin-Nazarov has turned to the succeeding businessman and the collector of the collection of antiques. Yakubovsky and Kazakov have reduced him with many heads of  Moscow regional Office of Public Prosecutor and the State Office of Public Prosecutor, and also with influential businessmen. Among Nazarov's acquaintances there was Boris Berezovsky (as we have already written, General Dima till keeps in touch with the oligarch also). Ivan some times took out representatives of Moscow regional Office of Public Prosecutor to have a rest to France on Berezovsky's yachts. Those yachts which have been arrested one of these days on demand of the State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation. Also he carried out various commissions of the disgraced oligarch in Moscow. Nazarov has become very intimate and with Berezovsky's old colleague antiquary Yemelyan Zaharov who has in turn acquainted the young man with "authority" Alimzhan Tohtahunov more known, as Tajvanchik (Zaharov and Tohtahunov are co-founders of  firms "Artels" and "Arcade"). Under the influence of these people, Ivan began to collect a collection of painting and icons itself. However, despite all these communications, he continued to remain in the shadow of Valery Kazakov while that he has not killed.

 

In 2008 public prosecutor's «have taken notice» of the large market located in Pushkin area of Moscow suburbs. To explain to owners of "game rule" have charged to same Kazakov who has ordered to enter into structure of founders of the market of the people named him. «Public prosecutor's »have not considered one: the market was supervised by really bloody two"authorities"Andrey Vershinin (Top) and Dmitry Lesnjakov (Wood). The first in 1990 was one of the most bloody insurgents ореховской groupings, and the second supervised in those days over a gang of killers, on which to the account of ten victims. They could worry and numerous criminal wars, and arrests of all nearest colleagues. As a result the last all stages of natural and unnatural selection have settled "authorities" in Pushkin area, in parallel they kept control of a number of objects in Krasnodar territory. According to field investigators, Wood and Top continued to solve all questions, as in 1990 – with the help such  “boys "," the marksman », pistols and automatic machines.

 

On August, 1st, 2008 Valery Kazakov left city Office of Public Prosecutor Pushkino when “Wood” and “Top” have approached to him up in arms. In broad daylight they have shot the businessman, and then the hunting knife have actually cut off a head from a body. Businessmen situated near Moscow consider till now that it was the demonstrative certificate – a head at steps of Office of Public Prosecutor. However, on interrogations Lesnjakov (he was arrested last year on charge in murder of Kazakov, «the thief in the law» Alik Minaljan and a number of other crimes) has declared that head cutting has been caused by "necessity". Ostensibly at "authorities" cartridges have come to an end, and the victim still submitted life signs.

 

After death of Kazakov there was a question on the one who becomes his receiver. However, here both public prosecutor's, and militiamen, and Yakubovsky were unanimous – anybody Ivan Nazarov with this role will not consult better.  

Public prosecutor's Organised Сriminal Group and "homosexuals"  

By the time of when Kazakov has been killed, and his place was occupied with Voshchinin-Nazarov, the vertical of a public prosecutor's mafia has already been built, natives of Office of Public Prosecutor of the Shchelkovo area of Moscow suburbs and Dmitry Yakubovsky's proteges entered into it mainly. According to special services, the hierarchy Organized  public prosecutor groupings looks as follows (we will name it for convenience in abbreviated form – OPPG).

  
The Leader of the OPPG is the head of the Main organizational-inspection management of the State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation Yury Sindeev once beginning his career in the Shchelkovo area. In most GP he is named «the grey cardinal» without which approval almost any personnel appointments are impossible. As a result Sindeev has put on all key posts in Office of Public Prosecutor of Moscow suburbs of the proteges, and then he has begun gradual "capture" and Offices of Public Prosecutor of Moscow. His "proteges" hold responsible posts in Office of Public Prosecutor of Krasnodar territory and a number of other regions. GP also «under an outset» is hammered by personnel representatives of interests of Sindeev. On the importance in this department with him, except for general public prosecutor Yury Chajki who completely trusts Sindeev, can be compared only the first assistant to the general public prosecutor Alexander Buksman and the assistant to the general public prosecutor Victor Grin.

 «The person №2» in OPPG is too the native of the Shchelkovo Office of Public Prosecutor Alexander Ignatenko, holding the post of the first assistant to the general public prosecutor of Moscow Region. This person in every way tries to show the riches when he is not in a uniform. On hands a Swiss watch from precious metals from 100 thousand euro (more often Ulysse Nardin Tourbillon), in a pocket platinum phone Vertu etc. Almost every month Ignatenko goes by the private plane rented by Ivan Nazarov, abroad. Favourite places: Seychelles, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, France. Ignatenko has the dense communications with the State Office of Public Prosecutor and besides Sindeev. His son is the old business partner of the son of public prosecutor Yury Chajki. According to one businessman situated near Moscow, offsprings of public prosecutor's heads supervise the consulting company which took part in capture of some Pulp-and-paper industrial complex, metal works, transport companies.

 «The person №3» in OPPG – the public prosecutor of Moscow suburbs Alexander Mohov who began the career all in the same Shchelkovo Office of Public Prosecutor. «If I did not know, who actually Mohov I has decided that it the fair person, – has told Rumafia the businessman facing the public prosecutor of Moscow Region personally, – Any manners of the oligarch as at Ignatenko, he is dressed modestly, behaves too frostily, without  ponts. However, Vanja Nazarov (to Mohovu in 2010 60 years were executed exactly), always entered into an office of the public prosecutor without knock and behaved with it extremely familiarly».

Last year Mohov celebrated the anniversary in a big way – in sanatorium "Pine forest" has gathered more than 120 visitors, has been ordered some kg of black caviar, platform stars acted. All this magnificence by in 10 million roubles (nearby $350 000), was paid by Ivan Nazarov. Mohov during usual time tries not to show the riches, being put in real estate. He owns a townhouse in Troitsk, cottages in the Shchelkovo and Istrinsky areas. And now completes huge private residence on Rublevka. Mohov planned to drive there already in the new status. In the middle of February the assistant attorney-general on the Central federal district Vladimir Malinovsky should pass to work in Presidential Administration, and Sindeev has already prepared all necessary that released the place was occupied with Mohov. In turn Alexander Ignatenko should become the public prosecutor of Moscow suburbs. However, these shifts were prevented by employees of FSB and Investigating Committee the Russian Federations which have arrested Nazarov and given publicity a role of the high-ranking public prosecutors in his business, and also their magnificent life which obviously is not corresponding to officially declared incomes approximately in 1,2 million of roubles year (nearby $38 000). 

Next in POPG hierarchy you will find Ivan Nazarov with a group of so called “youngsters” -prosecutors (most of them are in their 30ies or close), all protegees of Yakubovsky, Sindeev and Ignatenko. 

To be more precise: Prosecutor of Krasnogorsk – Eugene Puzanov, Prosecutor of Istra – Mikhail Popkov, Prosecutor of Pushkino – Ruslan Rezumenko, Prosecutor of Noginsk – Vladimir Glebov, Prosecutor of Odintsovo – Roman Nimeshchenko (he is a little older than his colleagues), Head of Moscow Region Prosecutor’s Office #15 Dmitri Yrumov, Prosecutor of Serpukhov – Oleg Bazylyan, and Pavel Sedoikin – head of Regional Environmental Prosecutor’s Office. All those “youngsters” -prosecutors call “Godfather” Ignatenko their “Father” behind his back. 


“If you don’t know what they are, you would take them for regular socialites (party people)”, a source who spent a few vacations with the prosecutors’ crowd told our reporters. – You would find the most expensive clothes, watches, phones, cars. They only hang out in sophisticate clubs and restaurants. Kisses, hugs, slaps. They take private jets to most exclusive resorts abroad.  To an outsider, they will look like typical “golden youth” . According to the same source, Ivan Nazarov and Dmitri Yrumov are the most close friends in this group. “They have always spent time together, almost inseparable. They would appear after midnight in one of the most expensive clubs, many businessmen, especially family ones, would find this annoying. A lot of imes they would look weird, I suspect they used cocaine. They acted like celebrities – with ever present smiles on their faces, a bit of gayness. And even though they are not gay, people started referring to them as ones. When they found out, they ere not upset, but used this word to refer to themselves. Nazarov was heard saying at the party: “Where is my gay partner?” 


By the way, when a few years ago, Nazarov was considered not cool enough, he would feel offended, like a child. Not long before his arrest, Nazarov purchased a yellow Lamborghini with a license plate М555ММ from his former father-in-law (Yakubovsky). One of the officials said teasing him: Why couldn’t have they given you a cooler license plate? Don’t they appreciate you?” Ivan got very upset.

With compromising materials – into the President's Residence 

 

For a long period of time, Stanislav Buyanskiy, Deputy Prosecutor of Moscow Region,  had been one of the active members of POPG mafia as well as one frequent party. In 2001, Buyanskiy, 21 at the time, came to work for Prosecutor’s Office of Odintsovo District. One of his first assignments was inquiry into investigation materials in Dmitri Yakubovskiy’s case. General Dima who was released from prison in 1999, took part in brutal beating of some businessman. After conferring with an experienced attorney, Buyanski made one of the most important decisions in his life – he signed a denial to initiate criminal proceedings in that case. Yakubovskiy couldn’t fail to notice this act and Byanskiy’s career literally skyrocketed after that. At the age of 24, he became a senior prosecutor (international commissions) at the Russian Federation Prosecutor’s Generals Office, and at the age of 28, he became Deputy Prosecutor of Moscow Region.

Despite his position, POPG leaders did not signle out Buyanskiy among other “youngsters” – prosecutors – not in the hierarchy of POPG, not money wise. 


One of Buyanskiy’s former colleagues said: “Stanislav is not a very smart person, by extremely ambitious. At some point in his life Buyanskiy decided that he is capable of becoming Prosecutor of Moscow Region, one of the leaders of the group and the one who would be getting a lion’s share of income. He started preparing a “coup”, collecting compromising materials on his colleagues and phonetapping their conversations. Yakubovskiy found out about it. He used to consider Buyanskiy his friend and protegee. They even had their summer cottages next to each other, next to Gorki 9, President’s residence in Odintsovo District.

As a result, they had an unpleasant conversation which ended physical. His other colleagues also found out about what he did and in a moment he turned into an outcast. Buyanskiy was seriously concerned about his life, but decided to go on with the game where his bid was everything he had. At first Deputy Prosecutor’s plan was to put on Youtube a video message to the president to denounce his former colleagues. Buyansky figured that after that they would lose their jobs, and he, being a fierce fighter against corruption, will get a promotion. But then he decided to act differently. 


Deputy Prosecutor decided instead to talk about the corruption to Archpriest Vladimir Volgin, who is also the spiritual father of Russian President's wife, Svetlana Medvedeva, and talks to the President himself. He promised to arrange a meeting with the President, where Buyanskiy could pass all the materials he had. But something went wrong.  While waiting for the president at the chapel at Gorki 9 "(Volgin took him there), a young man was detained by Federal Security Service. 


Having found out about this, “youngsters” – prosecutors hurried to pass the information to the media and making fun of Buyanskiy. It sounded like Deputy Prosecutor either got crazy or drunk and somehow and broke into President’s residence. After that Buyanskiy made an attempt to expose his fomer colleagues, but nobody took him seriously. As a result, he left abroad fearing retaliation, and has been living there.

Don’t want to deal with “Glamour” representative. 


Prosecutors mafia problems have really started after Valery Kazakov’s death. Many businessmen did not want to deal with Ivan Nazarov. “Everybody knew and respected Valera, he was a real, understanding person, the person you would want to deal with”, said one of the Moscow region businessmen. “And here comes some type of glamour guy in trendy jeans and tight shirt and starts “bending fingers”. You would not really want to give anything to this type of guy, to be quiet honest with you.

As a result, at the very beginning, people would literally line up at the front of Ignatenko’s office to confirm Nazarov’s powers. Alexander Shestun, head of Serpukhov Region, playing by the rules up to that point, has become one of Vania’s and other prosecutors’ guys worst enemies. Enlisting the support of the FSB, he started writing down all of his negotiations with Nazarov and Ignatenko.

And then they started arresting people. The first was Sergei Abrosimov, Chief Deputy at the Prosecutor General's Office in the Southern Federal District on October 3, 2009. (he used to be Prosecutor of Serpukov Region). They put handcuffs on him, shen Sergei came to get 5 mln roubles from Shestun. Abrosimov had never been an active POPG mafia member, even though his appointment was thanks to Sindeev’s recommendation. He might have been just one of the close people.

And then the final blow came on October 5, 2009. On that day Nazarov was to pick up from Shestun $2 mln and the papers confirming that head of the region put one of his own people in charge of the department.  When leaving, they wanted to put handcuffs on Vanya. But POPG then beat the secret service.  On October 5, Elena Bazanov, Shestun’s Deputy was arrested instead on the grounds of bribery. 

It took secret service more than a year and a half to prepare a new operation against the “prosecutors’ gang. On February 13, 2011 Nazarov was arrested and detained at the Sheremetyevo Airport, where he arrived along with Ignatenko from one of his famous voyages. However, the Prosecutor General's Office is not going to give up and is making efforts to release Vanya and protect the other "prosecutors". They realize that ,should they lose, it’s not only Yuri Chaika, who will be in jeopardy, but the entire clan of 'liberals'. It looks like the solutions to this conflict can only be found during informal talks between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev

Sam Ippkinn,

Kate Finn

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