For whom the FSB bell tolls - Russian Criminal
As sources told Rucriminal.info, new arrests and charges may soon follow in the case of the largest laundry — the "Moldovan scheme" (as it is indicated in the case file) or "Laundromat" (as it was dubbed by the media). A short pause in this process was necessary in order to "consolidate" the already collected materials through the courts, to pass sentences to the "extrajudicial officers" — Elena Platon, Oleg Kuzmin, Alexander Grigoriev. Now investigators and operatives are checking the prejudicial testimony of other participants in the Laundromat, collecting additional information, after which the time will come for new "landings". Landings at a high level, because operational support in the case is conducted by the Internal Security Directorate of the FSB of the Russian Federation. There are a lot of interesting things for CSS. For example, in Kuzmin’s testimony against the potential defendant in the case of Irina Sidorova, chairman of the board of the Russian Financial Alliance Bank (RFA), it follows that she worked according to the “Moldovan scheme” and “was engaged in the withdrawal of funds from the Russian Federation”. “Irina told me that she had extensive connections in law enforcement agencies, as well as in the“ K ”department of the FSB. I also know that after their dismissal from this Department, some of the employees went to work for her at this Bank, ”Kuzmin said during interrogation. Apparently, we are talking about the time when the Directorate of the FSB of the Russian Federation was headed by Viktor Voronin. And more and more materials indicate that at one time Office "K" covered the "Laundromat".
As for Irina Sidorova and RFA, the former head of the Republic of Kalmykia, ex-president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was the beneficiary of this bank for a long time. In 2016, the bank’s management was suspected of stealing 700 million rubles of depositors’ funds, the license was revoked from the RFA. However, as a result, everything came down only to the presentation of charges against Irina Sidorova of committing a crime under Art. 172.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (falsification of financial statements of a financial organization). According to the investigation, in October and November 2016, Irina Sidorova provided the Bank of Russia with the statements of the Russian Financial Alliance with deliberately inaccurate information about the absence of payment requirements of one of the clients, the execution of which was impossible due to insufficient funds in the bank’s correspondent account. In 2018, the Presnensky court sentenced her to a year conditionally.
Rucriminal.info acquaints readers with what Kuzmin told about Sidorova: “I met Irina in 2013, that I learned her last name Sidorova later. On the street Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 11, bldg. 6, in the building in which my Bank KB "European Express" was located, there was an operating exchange office from the Bank "Russian Financial Alliance". Accordingly, I considered it unreasonable to find an exchange office of another Bank where my Bank is located. After that I had a scheduled meeting with Irina at the office of the Russian Financial Alliance Bank, located in a side street near 38, st. Petrovka in Moscow.
At this meeting, she introduced herself to me as the ultimate beneficiary of the Russian Financial Alliance Bank. Later, I learned that she was the chairman of the board of the Bank. The purpose of my meeting with Irina was to discuss the redemption of this exchange office from the specified Bank. To which Irina answered me that it was franchising. Then at this meeting we discussed the issue of providing a "sign" for currency exchange offices. This meant that for a fixed payment under the name of its Bank it was possible to open a currency exchange office anywhere in Moscow. But since Irina announced a high cost, we did not agree on anything.
During this meeting, Irina also said that she, including her Bank, works with Moldovan banks according to the "Moldovan scheme" and is engaged in the withdrawal of funds from the Russian Federation. Irina invited me to work through the Russian Financial Alliance on all issues, including the “Moldovan scheme”. As a result, we did not agree on anything at this first and last meeting, and I never met with her again. In the course of the conversation, she also told me that she is the owner of this Bank together with her husband (according to her, I don’t know what her husband’s name is), that “she has four minor children, she doesn’t care and she won’t get anything for it. ".
I also know from the words of my acquaintances that, in addition to the “Moldovan scheme”, through the Bank “Russian Financial Alliance”, the funds of numerous clients were stolen by her and her accomplices unknown to me. Also, during this meeting, Irina told me that she had extensive contacts in law enforcement agencies, as well as in the "K" Department of the FSB. I also know that after their dismissal from this Department, some employees went to work for her in this Bank. "
To be continued
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