$1.5 million and antiques seized from Rosmorrechflot head
FSB officers came to Andrey Khaustov.
The security forces searched the place of residence of Andrey Khaustov, Head of the Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot. Their visit resulted in FSB officers seizing more than 100 million rubles($1.5 m), as well as antiques, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the FSB Directorate for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
In addition, members of the security services rummaged the office of Khaustov. It is noted that 100 million rubles ($1.5 m) were found in Russian and foreign currencies, and antiques are a large collection of costly gold coins. Moreover, the documents on foreign and Russian elite real estate were withdrawn.
Searches were carried out in the framework of a criminal case of fraud on the fact of a particularly large-scale embezzlement of Rosmorrechflot funds between 2014 and 2015.
The investigators believe the money of the state-owned enterprise was withdrawn on the basis of fictitious contracts concluded between FBU Morspassluzhba of Rosmorrechflot and commercial organizations, and later cashed out.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?