Marina Sechina's company asks Central Bank for protection against raiders

Marina Sechina's company asks Central Bank for protection against raiders
Marina Sechina

Moscow developer FTSSR found transactions in the amount of 1.6 billion rubles ($25.9m) suspicious and asks the regulator to intervene.

The Moscow developer FTSSR, co-owned by former wife of Igor Sechin Marina, addressed the Central Bank. The developer asks head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina to pay attention to banking transactions for 1.6 billion rubles, believing that it could result in the takeover, Fontanka writes with reference to Maksim Kretov, general director of the Upravlenie management company, which controls FTSSR.

FTSSR completes one of the most famous long-term buildings of the capital - Triumphalny or Kutuzovskaya mile residential complex. Original investor Sergey Polonsky was affected developing it. In 2017, the developer faced problems with debt servicing, and lawsuits from creditors enthralled the courts. For example, Promsvyazbank demanded bankruptcy of the company due to a debt of 782 million rubles. By that time (at the end of January 2018), the Moscow Arbitrazh Court had already declared FTSSR bankrupt on the suit of another creditor, GALS JSC. The last developer owed the same amount - 782 million rubles ($12.6m).

According to FTSSR, the debt arose from the transaction of Promsvyazbank and GALS JSC, named in the statement as a one-day firm with a nominal founder, aimed at the bankruptcy of FTSSR.

Illegal schemes resulted in Promsvyazbank's incurrence of more than 1.6 billion rubles in damages, and FTSSR "was under threat of raider seizure." According to Kretov, transactions between GALS JSC and Promsvyazbank were concluded on December 14, 2017, that is, the day before the Central Bank announced the rehabilitation of Promsvyazbank.

In addition to the Central Bank, FTSSR appealed to head of the Promsvyazbank interim administration Petr Fradkov and law enforcement agencies.

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