the Prosecutor General’s office filed a lawsuit against the former Russian Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov exemption state income 32.5 billion rubles. About this “Interfax” reported the press service of the Supervisory authority.
as a result of check it was established that the official who was in the civil service six years — from 2012 through 2018 — had systematically violated the laws of prohibition. In particular, Abyzov owned offshore companies in Cyprus, but did not declare this property. He also was engaged in business, held the position of Minister, and, to cap it all, staged shadow offices in residential apartments.
In 2018 Abyzov, using his official status and authority of the Minister, personally sold shares, “Siberian energy company” (“SIBEKO”).
the claim of the Prosecutor General’s office will review the Gagarinsky court of Moscow.
on 14 July it was reported that Russia’s Investigative Committee revealed the involvement of Abyzova to new crimes. Identified episodes of money laundering and commercial bribery. Also have accomplices in the criminal activities of the former Minister is the ex-top managers of “SIBEKO” Ruslan Vlasov, Yana Balan and Oksana Rozhenkova and Director of “Ru-Com” Oleg Serebrennikov.
According to investigators, in 2014, the official and his accomplices kidnapped the four billion rubles from the “SIBEKO” and “RES”. The stolen funds they brought from Russia and placed in the accounts in Cypriot banks.
Abyzov was the actual owner of control package of shares of “SIBEKO”, but concealed it by issuing securities in an offshore company. In 2017, he decided to sell his stake. Abyzov gave 78 million rubles to the former top managers of “SIBEKO” Ruslan Vlasov, Yana Balan and Oksana Rozhenkova that are hidden from shareholders and regulators gave the potential buyer of the shares relevant information about the activities of the company.
Abyzov was arrested at the end of March 2019. The consequence considers that the company received in its accounts 32 billion. The former Minister is suspected in laundering 30 billion rubles. Abyzov pleaded not guilty.