Two other defendants in Summa case accused of participation in criminal community
Charges have been laid against Aleksander Kabanov, a former chief financial officer at ADG Group, and Roman Gribanov, former FSB officer who headed a department of support for business at OZK.
Magomedov brothers, defendants in the case of thefts from Summa companies, former CFO at ADG Group Aleksander Kabanov, and former FSB officer and head of department of support for business at OZK (Obedinennaya zernovaya kompaniya) Roman Gribanov are accused of participation in a criminal community (article 204 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), reports Kommersant with reference to its sources. Kabanov is also accused of two instances of swindling related to procurements from EES FSK.
Aleksander Kabanov was the first (out of all defendants in the Summa case) one to be arrested. Moscow’s Tverskoy court put him in a remand prison in February, 2018. Brothers Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov were arrested in late March. Roman Gribanov was one of the last to be arrested - in September, this year.
Kabanov had worked at Summa structures for a great while. In particular, he had been a chief financial officer at a management company OOO Summa Capital since November, 2008. He was responsible for financial and economic sectors, budget process, accounting, and bank relations. The investigation believes that Kabanov had been one of the most active members of the Magomedov brothers’ crime group. He is also accused of swindling on an especially large scale (item 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) occurred during procurements from EES FSK. The damage related to these instance of crimes amounts to 300 million rubles ($4.5 million), the source stated.
Former FSB representative Roman Gribanov had been a witness in Magomedov brothers’ case for a great while. In September, he was detained by former colleagues who were carrying out operational escorting in the case. The investigation theory is that Gribanov took part in embezzlement of funds from OZK (Obedinennaya zernovaya kompaniya) when in 2012-2013, he accompanied the deals related to purchasing grain from Newbay Investments L.P. In the framework of 2 contracts related to supplying grain to Ukraine, Newbay received an advance payment in an amount of $20.25 million, however it failed in its obligations. In 2017, the supplier went bankrupt. The guarantor companies - including OOO Admata owned by Gribanov - did not cover the losses. The investigation theory is that contracts had been fictitious and were tied up with the only purpose of withdrawal of funds from OZK to companies linked to Ziyavudin Magomedov.
On the whole, the Magomedov brothers case comprises 7 instances - including machinations related to preparation of a site for Baltika stadium in Kaliningrad, reconstruction of Khrabrovo airport, surface infrastructure development at Krestovsky island in St.Petersburg with its Zenit-Arena stadium. The total damage from the actions of the alleged members of the criminal group is evaluated to 2.5 billion rubles ($38.1 million). None of the defendants pleaded guilty. On November 1, the court will consider extension of detention of Magomedov brothers.
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