United Grain Company former director general arrested within Magomedov brothers' case
Sergey Polyakov is arrested for two months.
The former director general of the United Grain Company, Sergey Polyakov, is arrested by a decision of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow until November 3 for Swindling committed on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code, part 3 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code). He is a defendant in the case of owners of the Summa group Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedovs.
Earlier, another defendant, ex-head of the United Grain Company (OZK) department of economic security Roman Gribanov, closed a deal in 2012-2013 to purchase Ukrainian grain from Newbay Investments L.P. group of companies registered in Britain.
According to the case materials, OZK partners received $20 million as prepayments for these transactions, but they did not supply the grain. Allegedly the embezzlement of funds in favor of Ziyavudin Magomedov, connected with Newbay, was carried out that time. As Polyakov headed OZK, the investigation decided to interrogate him.
Ziyavudin Magomedov and his brother Magomed were arrested in Moscow in late March this year. The investigation believes that they have created a criminal community and committed especially large scale and embezzlement (part 1 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code, part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code, part 4 of Article 160 of the Criminal Code).
Thus, all the defendants in the case - Ziyavudin Magomedov, his brother Magomed, as well as the vice president of Summa Capital, Alexander Kabanov, and the former director general of the Intex company, Artur Maksidov, are now in jail.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?