The Tverskoy district court of the capital of Russia granted the petition of the police of the arrest of the former head of Department, JSC “United grain company” Novel Gribanova, who was responsible for the support of business. He is accused of major embezzlement and participation in a criminal formation in the framework of criminal proceedings on the activities of the group “Amount”.
Novel Gribanova, which initially was held as a witness in the case of co-owners “of the Amount” brothers Magomedov, employees Guebipk the Ministry of internal Affairs and FSB was detained on Monday, September 3, after carrying out a search in apartment of the former top-Manager in Moscow.
According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, Gribanova were seized documents allegedly relevant to the case, and money in the amount of 300 thousand rubles. the Detainee was assured the investigators that the family’s savings, and asked to return them to him, because these funds he intends to submit for the attorney services.
In the course of the hearing the defense filed a request to postpone consideration of the case for 72 hours. During this time, the lawyers wanted to prepare the necessary documents confirming the presence of diseases in their principal, as well as characteristics of the defendant. It became known that Roman Gribanov took part in the Chechen war, is a veteran and has received awards.
However, the judge at the request of the lawyers to postpone the hearing was denied. According to the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs, Gribanova suspected of involvement in serious crimes. We are talking about participation in an organized criminal formation, and large-scale embezzlement. As follows from the materials of the case, in the period from 2012 to 2013, the former head of the Department of OKZ engaged in support of transactions on purchase of grain from group companies Newbay Investments L. P., the registration of which is the United Kingdom. Newbay has received a prepayment of 100%, which amounted to approximately $20 million, and pledged to deliver UGC grain from Ukraine. However, the deal was allegedly broken in connection with that followed events in the country. For its part, the company that acted as guarantors under the contract, compensation is not provided.
It should be noted that the owner of one of the companies — OOO “Almata” — was Gribanov, the structure of the led in the Crimea hotel business. Investigators have reason to believe that the transaction was a sham, and the money UGC allegedly gone to firms affiliated with Ziyavudin Magomedov.
In the words of the Novel Gribanova, Magomedov brothers personal acquaintance it was not only during meetings saw one of them – Ziyavudin. Defendant says that of those five contracts, which are of interest to the investigators, four of the agreement was really executed. Gribanov said that the shipment of grain produced actually. Moreover, the accused said he was ready to cooperate with the investigation, however, if it will change the measure of restraint from detention in a cell for house arrest. The court decided that the combat veteran may be hiding, and decided to arrest him before November 3. In the UGC did not comment on the incident, saying only that the Roman Gribanov is no longer an employee of the company. Lawyers for the brothers Magomedov, in his turn, said that a new person involved in resonant business it became known from publications in the media.
The episode with the waste of money UGC is one of the seven moments of loud criminal proceedings. Another six episodes of the investigators has described as a major fraud.
These incidents relate to fraud in the preparation of land for the construction of the Kaliningrad Baltika stadium, the reconstruction of Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad, the same and arrangement of the St. Petersburg Krestovsky island, on which is located the complex “Zenit arena”. The total damage caused by the actions of accomplices of OPS investigators estimated at 2.5 billion rubles.
The main defendants in the case are the Magomedov brothers and the CEO of the company “INTEKS” Arthur Maksidom. All the accused deny any involvement in the fraud. Custody they will hold, at least until November 5. Together with them were also seized assets of the bulk of the structures included in the group “Amount”.
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