Alexei Alyakin extradited to the joy of all

Extradition of the ex-owner of the bank "Pushkino" Alexei Alyakin will seat law enforcement officers and bankers in their places.
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In the coming months, ex-banker and ex-owner of Pushkino Bank Aleksey Alyakin may be extradited to Russia. In August 2019, he was arrested in Ukraine, after which the Prosecutor General of Russia sent a request for his extradition. I don’t feel like going to Alexei Alyakin’s homeland - here he is accused of embezzling about 15 billion rubles from Pushkino Bank. On this occasion, his name was even included in the list of wanted persons of the interpol. The possible arrival of Aleksey Alyakin inspires hope in some services, and genuine horror in others. In general, there will be no indifferent people at this meeting.

A series of "arrests"

The prospects for the extradition of Aleksey Alyakin look very real, given the positive dynamics in relations between Russia and Ukraine. Moreover, the grounds for issuance are more than enough. These grounds appeared a long time ago, when testimony against the ex-banker was given by his former Pushkino partner Vladimir Murov. Murov entered into a pre-trial agreement on cooperation with the investigation, and in exchange for the deal received in April 2016 four years of probation. And, apparently, he could easily get rid of this incredible muddy story, in which a variety of operators were involved - both the shadow market and law enforcement agencies. Not to mention the pope of Alyakin himself, who stood at the origins of the Russian banking system of the 90s.

In 2016, that is, three years after the collapse of Pushkino Bank, Aleksey Alyakin was “arrested”. In quotation marks, since by this time the former banker had already left for Ukraine, where he acquired citizenship, business, and a young girlfriend, Ganna Skorokhod, who became his common-law wife. Nevertheless, Russia almost reached the banker. In the summer of 2018, at the request of our law enforcement officers, Alexei Alyakin, SBU employees detain him, put him in jail and deprive him of Ukrainian citizenship. Everything spoke of the imminent extradition to Russia. But then the next change of scenery occurs. In November 2018, Alyakina was released from the pre-trial detention center, and then the ex-banker gets a chance to enter the Ukrainian politics: his common-law wife was elected to the Verkhovna Rada from the party “Servant of the People”. But then the operational environment changed again. On November 14, 2019, Alexei Alyakin was re-arrested, and his Gann, after trying to publicly accuse the president’s office of pressure on the prosecutor’s office to expel her husband, was expelled from the “Servants”. Then there was silence.

Follow the money. Shadow

This silence is thunderous. On the Ukrainian front, the fate of Aleksey Alyakin himself is being decided. And at this time, the fate of those people who led the financier along a difficult life path may be decided. Alexey Alyakin was a very strange banker. He preferred to buy small blocks of shares in small banks, and as a result became a participant in the capital of a whole line of credit institutions of unknown level. The list includes Mast-Bank, Unicorbank, Intercapitalbank, as well as banks “Oksky”, “ABfinance”, “Pushkino” and “Cedar”.

Apparently Alexey Alyakin not only participated, but controlled these banks. He needed small packages in order to, by indicating his presence, avoid "flare" in the control instances of the Central Bank. Bank of Russia employees are required to coordinate the personalities of major bank shareholders, but not minority shareholders, even if the latter de facto control a credit institution. Moreover, as practice shows, such banks are in the area of ​​special attention of special services and law enforcement agencies.

The constellation of Alakin banks provided its owner with the opportunity to be a useful person for very influential people, not forgetting about himself. Alexander Lebedev (another ex-banker now) described the scheme according to which Aleksey Alyakin made his living:

“You buy a small bank, then you withdraw money from it, you buy more, you withdraw money again. When it comes to the largest, then you attract more money and withdraw all of them abroad. Then you say: sorry, market collapse. "

In narrow professional circles, Alyakin's specialization was the financial support of bankruptcies. It was in this capacity that he became known to the general public, when in 2012 he appeared as a buyer of Potok. Under this name then appeared Mirax Group - a distressed corporation of developer Sergey Polonsky. In the list of people associated with this deal, then the presence of very colorful figures, such as the lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky, was noticed. And also Felix Sutter - a person close to both Donald Trump and Semyon Mogilevich.

The story of the liquidation of the Mirax Group ended with a scandal and accusations of Polonsky against Alyakin in the transfer of Potok assets for two billion rubles and a conspiracy to keep him in a Cambodian prison.

In June 2013, as if in response to these allegations, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in absentia accused Sergei Polonsky of fraud and theft of 5.7 billion rubles from his shareholders.

At the same time, the restructuring of the banking empire of Aleksey Alyakin begins. In April 2013, the financier left the official list of owners of Pushkino Bank - its main financial asset. In its place comes .... lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky, who combined the role of the bank's shareholder with the functions of the chairman of the board of Potok.

All these permutations did not prevent September 30, 2013, to deprive Pushkino of the license. And on December 3 of that year, he was declared bankrupt. The liquidation of Pushkino led to the payment of the DIA 20 billion rubles.

After that, the DIA started a civil lawsuit with Alyakin and his team, filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Region Arbitration Court to bring to subsidiary liability in the amount of 14 billion 774.565 million rubles of 12 persons who controlled the bank. The first in the list of responsible - Alexey Alyakin. It took several years to convince the court that this particular person is the main person responsible for the losses of Pushkino Bank. And the information that Alyakin controlled at least 80% of the shares, and all the other shareholders were simple denominations - this is not just “rumors from the Internet” (the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region argued the refusal to consider the claim). The point in the case was recently set - in October 2019. Alexey Alyakin has to pay. In this way, billions of dollars are awaiting deported to the homeland of Alexei Alyakin.

The fate of the security forces

But in addition to the purely personal drama and financial losses of banker Alyakin, his return to Russia could become a driver of a new round of tension in relations between the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It is believed that the development of Alexei Alyakin and his banking system was started by Denis Sugrobov, who at that time headed the Main Directorate for Economic Security and Anti-Corruption (GUEBiPK) of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Now, as you know, Denis Sugrobov no longer holds this post. He is serving time in the case of organizing a criminal community and provoking bribes. The general himself got into the development, which was led by the Office "K" of the FSB of Russia. The departure of Alexei Alyakin to Ukraine, the arrest and conviction of Denis Sugrobov, as well as the suicide of his deputy - Boris Kolesnikov, should have put an end to this confusing confrontation. But the return of Alyakin will inevitably lead to new debriefing five years or ten years ago. But the reputation of the “economic” departments of the FSB today is undermined by the case of Frolov, Cherkalin and Vasiliev, who, as it turned out, were themselves a shadow financial structure and the main financial regulator at the same time. The testimony of Alexei Alyakin can significantly expand the circle of these shadow directors of the Russian financial market. Especially sad may be the obvious, in general, “discovery” of the fact that all these operatives were only caught by serious people who gave commands.