Owner of bankrupted Vneshprombank Georgy Bedzhamov sells yacht
66-meter yacht Ester III, which belongs to Vneshprombank shareholder Georgy Bedzhamov, who is in the international wanted list, is put up for sale for 79.5 million euros.
The fact that the boat Ester III is looking for a new buyer, was reported through the resource Yachtharbour and the site of yacht broker Fraser. According to Forbes, the owner of the prestigious boat is a former Head of the Federation of Bobsleigh, the co-owner of the bankrupted Vneshprombank Georgy Bedzhamov.
As edition reported, the boat, length 66 meters, Ester III was built on one of the world's top shipyards Lurssen and became the jewel in Bedzhamov's collection. Not for nothing Ester III was a finalist of numerous yacht awards and won Monaco Yacht Show Awards 2015 (Award for interior design). Boat's design is the most expensive in the history of German shipyard Lurssen. The vessel is decorated with precious wood species, gold and bronze. The yacht has all the conditions for a more than comfortable life - 6 luxury cabins, which can accommodate 12 people, a helicopter pad, a gym, spa and swimming pool.
Excepying Ester III, Bedzhamov's flotilla consisted of at least two more vessel - Ester and Ester II, which was offered for sale for 14 million euros. All Bedzhamov's boats bear the name of his daughter Ester.
Recall that in December 2015 the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested the President and co-owner of Vneshprombank Larisa Marcus, her brother and co-owner of Vneshprombank Georgy Bedzhamov fled to his villa in Monaco. He was charged in absentia with Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code). As reported by Forbes the representative of creditors came to him in Monaco. "He was shown a photo of assets, owned by his family, and offered to give them. Among them, the boat (including Ester III, which is estimated at 70 million dollars) and real estate. Bedzhamov refused to negotiate, "- said the source of the edition.
The audit of the Central Bank in Vneshprombank was discovered a hole in 210 billion rubles. According to the Bank, the management of the credit institution conducted large-scale operations for the withdrawal of assets. According to one of Larisa Marcus 's friends, Bedzhamov and she were taken out of the bank over € 1,5 billion, and purchased with the money elite real estate in Monaco and Switzerland, airplanes and yachts. Also in the course of the investigation, the Central Bank found that from the accounts of many VIP bank customers there have been charged millions of dollars, and some loans were executed without their knowledge.
According to investigators, in 2013, Marcus and Bedzhamov created an organized criminal group for the purpose of personal enrichment. Owners of Vneshprombank gave loans to controlled fly-by-night companies, not intending to return money to the bank. Behind companies there were top managers themselves. For example, Bedzhamov, according to investigators, received 3.3 billion rubles, and Larisa Marcus - 1 billion rubles.
In Vneshprombank there were kept savings of Russian officials, Rosneft, Rosneftegas, Transneft, the Russian Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, the Orthodox Church. VIP-client stored in the Vneshprombank about 30 billion rubles.
Accused of Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) Bedzhamov and Marcus can face up to 10 years in prison.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?