Let’s start with Sechin, who owns LTK (a fuel company in Lipetsk). The main creditor of the firm is Sberbank, represented by Gref. It is suspected that a popular scheme might work this way. The bankruptcy of the company is caused by the bank, but while they are looking for an inverter for a long time and persistently, the company is sold for a pittance to another owner.
Whether and how much money Sberbank loses from decent persons paying taxes – we do not know. One gets the impression that Sberbank for Gref is a fiefdom in which he creates his own theater. But one has to pay for everything. There are always ill-wishers who will want to remove Gref from his place. Even if a businessman has been at the helm for over 13 years.
By the way, LTK’s finances are pretty tight. More than 2 years ago, the company’s revenue was about 6 billion rubles, and they could boast of a profit of only about 50 million. But arbitration is on the horizon, introducing a surveillance procedure at Enterprise Management Company. This company is listed as the head office of the well-known to us LTK.
Further, the court does not stop and accepts several claims, the total amount of which is over 2 billion rubles. The main array is occupied by Sberbank and its claim for 1.3 billion rubles. These requirements were included in the register approximately at the end of July – August. What does Sberbank claim? Perhaps he wants to take the place of the register to manage the company. The bank has said many times that it plans to let a new investor into the firm. “The bear has not died, but it is already being divided”. Therefore, most likely, everything has already been decided on the LTK.
Who will get LTK, maybe Sechin?
The bankruptcy of LTK with a claim for about 34 billion rubles comes from the oil trader Solid-Commodity Markets. He was also charged with market manipulation last spring. To initiate a case, there was enough mistrust on the part of the FAS in relation to Solid and A-Oil, when the SPIMEX exchange was trading. At the end of 2018, Rosneft set similar requirements. The head of the company, Sechin, has long established ties with Artemyev, who has been spotted from time to time in a squabble with Tokarev’s Transneft.
Support from Artemiev, is Sechin satisfied?
The fact that Sechin will support Artemyev is not news. We are not surprised that the court ruled invalid the collusion between oil traders. But FAS does not stop. The court’s decision is being appealed.
After all, the FAS had the opportunity to “surrender if Solid-Commodity Markets filed a claim over the bankruptcy of LTK, which in no way could start a war with Rosneft. There are completely different rates and strengths, so even butting was impossible to start. In addition, Rosneft has a personal structural unit, Lipetsk Neft Produkt. The company, by the way, may well become the owner of LTK. But it is important to wait for the optimal cost proposed by Gref. Expert opinion: a large discount is coming, which will reduce the cost significantly.
Antipinsky Oil Refinery: How Did It Go?
Gref became the one who took up the future of domestic entrepreneurs. He receives a company as collateral, and then decides on the fate of other businessmen. By the way, if negotiations with Gref fail, then you can go to not very nice places (pre-trial detention center). This happened to Mazurov (the owner of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery).
The businessman was arrested last summer on the territory of Sheremetyevo. Mazurov at this time only began to climb the business ladder. In addition, law enforcement agencies refused to initiate Mazurov’s case into the thefts at the Antipinsky Oil Refinery. And then again, Mazurov was taken away by police officers.
And here Sberbank is involved. They refused to initiate a case and took Mazurov away on Gref’s initiative. He believed that Mazurov and former CEO Lisovichenko were turning the fraudulent scheme. By the way, the amount of transactions was about 1.8-2 billion rubles.
Gref’s new victim
In an interview with Forbes, Mazurov says Andriasov was to blame for the bankruptcy. The latter was the main creditor with the Sberbank initiative. He was sent to a refinery to improve the company’s financial position.
Before the arrest of Mazurov was made, the Investigation Department received a number of information from him on a voluntary basis. Mazurov gave comments on everything: the lack of prolongation of credit obligations, failure to fulfill the shipment of oil products on prepayment and other “sins” of Andriasov. Who knew that Gref would betray Mazurov after. When the plant “stood up”, it was Mazurov who initiated the bankruptcy procedure.
So, a day before a claim was brought against the refinery. 4/5 of its promotional package went to Sberbank. So, slowly and surely, a certain SOCAR organization from Azerbaijan became the main shareholder of the company.
What is this if not a raider attack? Transfer of Sberbank to creditors, obtaining collateral, personnel reshuffling, assignment of a promotional package and transferring it to a new owner. Let’s add a criminal case to the heap to be sure. If the owner of LTK has time to complete the bankruptcy procedure without a criminal framework.
Mazurov did not give up and called all the charges against him simply absurd. Bank employees could take control of all refinery contracts within 6 years of working with credit documents. By the way, Sberbank introduced its own rules of the game in the trading arena, which Mazurov followed.
The story with the refinery led to other Sberbank deals. For example, how a part of the Croatian retailer Agrokor was transferred to him. The retailer’s debt to the bank was equal to 1 billion euros. And during the audit, they found extra 2 million debts, also in euros. The same scheme was used at the refinery. Therefore, Sberbank had a ready-made plan.
Bank employees said that all decisions on financing refineries were accompanied by the fact that the state bank perceived the situation from one side, but in reality the creditors did completely different things. Aren’t they funny statements? If you believe, then you might think that contracts for billions were passed without studying the credit history from the state bank. From the words, it is very hard to believe at all.
December last year was the time when the company was declared bankrupt for the refinery. The bankruptcy proceedings were opened for 6 months. Not long before that, Subbotin, Ragimov and Nisanov were included in the number of shareholders of the refinery. The first is a former senior vice-premier of Lukoil, and the second is a classmate of the President of the Russian Federation, and the third is a large business leader of Kievskaya Ploschad and owner of markets in Moscow.
When the term of custody over Mazurov ended, he was charged with a new charge – an attack on the model Milstein, who provided escort services. What for? Yes, to extend the time in jail for Mazurov. After all, the fraud case is beginning to become obsolete. And how can Gref do without this?
Two months after the arrest of Mazurov, a new thing happened: the conviction of Poimanov. He was given 3 years. The businessman was in charge of the largest crushed stone producer – Pavlovskgranit.
The accusation was that Poimanov stole 1 billion rubles. In addition, Poimanov, at the time of his conviction, was already in prison in a plus / minus similar case with a damage of 8 million.
The enterprise was taken from Poimanov more than 10 years ago, when it was unable to pull Sberbank. How so? Nobody can say, Gref in particular. And nobody needs Poimanov’s words.
Poimanov and Gref: what are the ties?
Poimanov fought for his rights and defended the enterprise both in the domestic arena and above. Requirements for Gref were purchased by PPF Management. This company filed a lawsuit against Gref. The basis of the claim is the conspiracy of the co-defendants for a raider raid on Pavlovskgranit. The claims amounted to about $ 750 million. But the American court closed the claim without satisfaction, because there was no capture.
There are a number of opinions that Pavlovskgranit was in the hands of Gref, his son and the son of the former Prosecutor General – Artem Chaika. Next came Yuri Zhukov. It was possible to have shares in the National Non-Metallic Company.
Should one take out a loan from Sberbank? It is worth thinking carefully, because you can pledge and no longer see your assets. Not only will they be taken away, and you may end up behind bars 2 accounts. And the assets will not be lost, Gref will take them. Considering that at the moment their consolidation is taking place in the hands of large lumps in the market.