The investigation of the FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin shows that the Federal Security Service not only oversaw the credit institutions, but created its own control structure for them, replacing the official regulators, law enforcement agencies and the judicial system.
The consideration of the case of the FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin in the Golovinsky court of Moscow began with the news that the Prosecutor General's Office intends to recover 6.3 billion rubles from the fraudster and his family. This is half of what was found during a search in the three apartments of Cyril Cherkalin.
Thus, another six billion rubles found at the colonel, apparently should be considered legal. In any case, this assumption can be made from the logic of the requirements of the supervisor. The origin of this fantastic amount remains equally obscure. Kirill Cherkalin is accused by the Main Directorate of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the Investigative Committee of accepting bribes on an especially large scale and especially large fraud (part 6 of article 290 and part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). However, the specific episodes cited in the case relate to monthly payments of $ 50 thousand for "general protection" to Transport Bank. Payments were made from November 2013 to February 2015. During this time, the colonel received a total of $ 750 thousand. And when "Transport" really needed the services of the head of the FSB department, he demanded a bonus and received another $ 100 thousand.
Colonels for the cover of generals
And although the current charges are an order of magnitude higher than the original (fraud by 490 million rubles and a bribe by 52 million), they do not explain the billions of rubles found during the arrest. How all these figures will “beat” in court is not yet clear. But on the other hand, it became even more obvious that the “business of the colonels” (besides Cherkalin, two more colonels — Dmitry Frolov and Andrey Vasiliev — were likened to it) was started in order to ignore the investigation of the real generals. As Our Version already wrote, the story of the billions from the FSB began when the apparatus of the Security Council of Russia prepared a statement for the president about two FSB generals, Sergei Smirnov, who holds the post of first deputy director of the FSB, and Viktor Voronin, the ex-head of the K department . It is to them that traces of 12 billion rubles are found that were discovered during searches of Colonel Cherkalin.
There, somewhere above (along with the generals), FSB ties with high-flying bankers remained - Vladimir Stolyarenko and Alexander Bondarenko from the Eurofinance Mosnarbank Joint-Stock Commercial Bank.
In the case of the colonels, there are washing offices of an average casualty like Transport Bank, which actually ceased to exist as a regular lending institution during the 2008 crisis. The operations of the bank were then taken under control by Binbank President Mikail Shishkhanov. In the language of professional insiders, the arrival of Binbank in those years meant “market restructuring” - not just the bank itself, but those assets that ended up in its collateral portfolios. After the completion of the latter, the credit institution changed its shareholders, and it turned into a classic zombie - a technical tool for the transit of cash flows.