Anton Zingarevich runs from justice
Meanwhile, in Moscow, the investigation in respect of his partner – director of Energostroyinvest Holding Konstantin Shishkin – has finished.
Former CEO of Energostroyinvest Holding Konstantin Shishkin is charged with theft of loans in the amount of 2.5 billion rubles. He is charged under the article Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). It is reported by Kommersant. However, according to the investigators, he is only the perpetrator of the crime, but questioning the alleged organizer of the fraud, owner of Energostroyinvest Holding Anton Zingarevich, is not possible, since he is in the US, where, according to him, he is being treated. However, the Investigative Department of the MIA charged son of the ex-member of the Board of Directors of Rossetti and co-owner of Ilim group of companies Boris Zingarevich with charges similar to Shishkin’s. In absentia, though: Russia has no extradition treaty with the US.
According to the investigators, the managers of the country's largest builder of backbone networks Energostroyinvest Holding took in 2013 from a subsidiary of VEB bank, Globex, a loan amounting to 1.5 billion rubles, which was supposed to be invested in the development of the construction project contracted by the Unified Energy Systems of Russia of the Beloberezhskaya substation in the Bryansk Region. In the same year, 1 billion rubles from MTS Bank were received. As a result, the substation has not been built, and the money went in part to repay debt owed to the bank St. Petersburg and the financing of the hockey club Atlant from Mytischi (according to media reports, in the 2014-2015 season, its budget was 900 million rubles) owned Zingarevich Jr., and partly were siphoned abroad under the guise of a loan to the offshore company Blaine Overseas Venture, as well as the purchase of promissory notes of the little-known Enonoline Overseas Ltd.
In 2015, Energostroyinvest Holding was declared bankrupt. The hockey club was left without funding as well as another hobby of Zingarevich – English football club Reading. The team acquired by the businessman in 2012 for £ 25 million, a year later relegated from the Premier League and was sold for a symbolic amount of 1 pound.
It is well-known that criminals always return to the crime scene. Aleksander Stasyuk, ex-Deputy Head of Shvabe Holding, was eager to return to the company he has robbed for some 30 million rubles ($452.6 thousand). He was welcomed there with open arms and a new employment contract. Is Shvabe facing a new round of corruption scandals?