Former Tsapok business partner’s company wins $7.47mn tender of Federal Tax Service Directorate in Moscow

Former Tsapok business partner’s company wins $7.47mn tender of Federal Tax Service Directorate in Moscow
Viktor Devterev

The owner of the Kushchevskaya company, which received an order for the repair of machinery and cleaning of the capital's tax inspectorates, way back started its business with the leader of the Tsapok gang, on whose account there are 19 murders.

The Federal Tax Service Directorate (UFNS) has selected a company from the notorious Kuban village of Kushchevskaya, whose owner is associated with the Tsapok OCG, as a counterparty, according to The Daily Storm.

On the eve of the New Year, the Metropolitan Administration of the Federal Tax Service Directorate summed up the results of a tender for sanitary and technical works (from elevator repair to floor washing) at 35 UFNS facilities – in district inspections, as well as administrative buildings and stores. According to the contract published on the state procurement website, the supplier will receive 482.3 million rubles ($7.2 mln) for these works throughout 2019.

The Kuban company DVV-Agro, whose main profile is the cultivation of grain crops, won the tender from two competitors, the state-financed entity Zhilishchnik for the Khoroshevsky district and the Promservice company. However, DVV-Agro, which will attract subcontractors to perform the work, requested less for its services than other bidders. And in the end got its first contract with the state structure.

According to the SPARK database, the legal entity DVV-Agro was registered in the village of Kushchevskaya (the Krasnodar region) in 2003 by Viktor and Irina Devterev. Each of the spouses in the assets of the company owns 50% of the cost of 5 million rubles ($75,000). As of the end of 2017, DVV-Agro's revenue from sales of grain amounted to 997 million rubles ($14.9 mln), net profit – 114 million rubles ($1.7 mln).

The United Russia municipal deputy Viktor Devterev, apart from DVV-Agro, is a co-owner of several companies: the Zarya collective farm, the Voskhod agricultural production complex (Kushchevsky district) and the Pionersky collective (the Rostov region).

As noted by The Daily Storm, in the Kuban, Devterev is associated with the Tsapok gang, with whose leader Sergey Tsapok Devterev began to run his business.

In the context of the gang case his name is also mentioned. The entrepreneur, writes the publication, was a friend and partner of Sergey Tsapok and Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz, and between the enterprises the three of them owned in the early 2000s, 20 thousand hectares of land of the Stepnyansky state farm were divided. Novaya Gazeta, according to the inhabitants of Kuschevka, claimed that DVV-Agro was affiliated with Tsapok. Devterev himself also commented on the accusations about his links with the organized criminal group, saying that he was “offended to hear this”. In SPARK-Interfax, the direct links of Devterev were not found either with Tsapok or Tsepovyaz.

The Daily Storm notes that Devterev has access to Moscow through another co-owner of Pionersky, an entrepreneur Yuri Dmitriev. From 2015 to 2016, Dmitriev headed the Moscow State Institution “Engineering Service of the Yakimanka District”, and now heads the Emergency Service of Begovoy Municipal District, co-owner of which he has been for previous 6 years. During this time, the company has concluded a number of contracts with Moscow district councils, management companies and with UFNS a contract similar to the DVV-Agro – repair of premises, fire alarm systems and heat supply.

The Tsapok gang operated in the village of Kuschevskaya of the Krasnodar region from the late 1990s to 2010. On the account of the organized crime group there are 19 murders, robberies, rape and kidnapping. Participants of the organized criminal group were arrested after the murder of 12 people, including children, on November 5, 2010 in the house of the farmer Server Ametov.

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