In this regard, on December 11, 2017, the Central Bank, as follows from the materials of the criminal case, demanded that the management of the PSB urgently replenish the reserves in the amount of 104.6 billion rubles, by banning major operations, including using the Cyprus branch of the bank in Limassol. However, having examined the new report, signed by the then head office of Promsvyazbank Dmitry Ananyev, the regulator came to the conclusion that he “directly testified to the need to appoint” an interim administration. On December 15, 2017, LLC “Management Company“ Banking Sector Consolidation Fund ”” LLC, according to the order of the Central Bank, received these functions.
Just at that time, the investigation notes, Aleksey and Dmitry Ananyev, as well as unidentified persons, joined together in an organized criminal group to “illegally steal money” from the financial structure. For this, from December 11 to December 15, 2017, bankers entered into 24 contracts with companies under their control - Minga Management Ltd, Fintailor Ltd and the already famous Dutch Promsvyaz Capital B.V. The subject of the agreements was the sale and purchase of various securities, including bonds of Promsvyazkapital JSC, little-known PSN PM LLC and Peters International Investment, preferred shares of Promsvyazbank itself, etc.
All settlements with counterparties, according to the investigation, were conducted through Promsvyazbank-Cyprus, where settlement accounts were opened for companies controlled by brothers. Despite the full payment by PSB, the securities were “not delivered” and the terms of the contracts were not fulfilled.
This, according to the investigation, allowed the organizers of the criminal group to appropriate 66.3 billion rubles, $ 575 million and € 24.4 million. At the second stage of the criminal scheme, the TFR believes, in order to conceal “the illegal origin of the stolen property and give it a legitimate form of ownership” On one day, December 14, 2017, “on fictitious grounds”, RUB 31.7 billion were transferred to Peters International Investment, as directed by Mr. Ananyevs, and another 8.2 billion rubles under the guise of a loan.
A few hours later, all the money received, including even more than $ 160 million, was fragmented and transferred to another nine companies, the settlement accounts of which were also in the Cypriot branch of PSB. The lion's share of these transfers came from Bimersano Service ltd and Fintailor Investments, which received more than 20 billion rubles. and $ 83.2 million. Thus, the investigation is sure that the organizers of the criminal group legalized 38.8 billion rubles. and $ 169 million
After the establishment of these circumstances, the TFR qualified the actions of the Ananyev brothers as embezzlement on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code) and legalization of the kidnapped (part 4 of article 174 of the Criminal Code). At the same time, banker's lawyers, including Alexander Zabeyda, representing the interests of Dmitry Ananyev, are sure that the persecution of their clients "has a political context." Deals, which the investigation interprets as unlawful, advocates believe, were completely legal.