Rosnano vaccines sailed into the offshore zone

Investigators found out what happened to the money allocated for the construction of pharmaceutical production in Russia.
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Rustam Ataullahanov, the founder of the company NTfarma - the portfolio company Rosnano, has deduced 475 million rubles. in the construction of pharmaceutical production in the Yaroslavl region in the Cyprus offshore, established an investigation

Cyprus offshore

On Thursday, October 12, the Moscow Basmanny Court extended until mid-November the arrest of Denis Koshurnikov, the former mayor of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, the founder of NTFarm, Rustam Ataullahanov, and the term of house arrest for the general director of NTFarm, Evgeny Sultanov. This was reported by RBC press secretary of the Basmanny Court Yunona Tsareva. All three are accused in the case of the theft of Rosnano funds.

"In accordance with the court ruling, the measure of restraint against the accused Sultanov, Ataullakhanov and Koshurnikov was extended until November 16," Tsareva said.

"The investigation gathered evidence of the involvement of 43-year-old resident of Moscow region Rustam Ataullahanov to steal 475 million rubles. the state corporation "Rosnanotech", a part of the joint-stock company "Rosnano", - told the source of RBC in the GU MVD of Moscow. The entrepreneur acted through the director of the company "NTfarma" Eugenia Sultanova, whom he appointed to this post, told the interlocutor of RBC.

"Rosnano" allocated money for the construction in the Yaroslavl region of production of vaccines and therapeutic biological products. The funds were transferred to the accounts of NTFarma under the investment agreement: as a contribution to the authorized capital, and as a loan under the agreement, a source from RBC, who was familiar with the investigation's progress, said. Production was not built.

"The money was transferred to the accounts of companies controlled by Ataullakhanov Medazrin, Biokon, Biotestlab, Biomed Invest, NPO Sintez, Stroiproject under contracts for the financing of research, development, construction and installation works , as well as under the contract for the purchase of equipment, "- said a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case. According to the investigation, the accounts of these companies were controlled by trusted people of Rustam Ataullahanov and were in commercial banks - Greenfield Bank, "Nature", and Transcreditbank. To hide the traces of theft, Ataullahanov made a number of financial transactions - the money was transferred under brokerage contracts to the accounts of Cyprus offshore company Sarsfield Ventures Limited in Bank M2M Europe AS.

In November 2016, the Moscow Basmanny Court arrested the head of the Pereslavl district Denis Koshurnikov, as well as the founder of the "NTfarm" Ataullahanov, placing them for two months in custody. Eugene Sultanov was sent under house arrest by the decision of the same court. The

According to SPARK-Interfax, Rosnano owns 49% of the authorized capital of NTFarma, 20.35% belongs to the Cypriot company Caverton Private Capital Limited, 20.3% to the commercial company Prom-Bi (Moscow) ) and 10.35% - the Cyprus company Sarsfield Ventures Limited.

Plot by the lake

In 2010, Rosnano invested more than 1 billion rubles in the company NTFarma. in the construction of pharmaceuticals in the Pereslavsky district of the Yaroslavl region. Construction was to begin by September 2012, but the project was not implemented, and the allocated funds were wasted. This is stated in an official statement of the Investigative Committee of Russia (CKR).

In 2011, Sultanov and Ataullahanov bought a plot of land located in the territory of the national park "Plescheevo Lake", under the control of the head of the Pereslavl district Denis Koshurnikov of Protect company, in order to simulate the execution of works. Koshurnikov then gave permission for construction without written approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia. "As a result of the construction, which was conducted on the basis of illegal permission, irreparable harm was caused to flora objects in the protection zone of the national park Plescheevo Lake," the report says.

On Friday, October 13, the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko reported that the former mayor of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Denis Koshurnikov, was charged with the final wording under item "c" of Part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding the authority of the head of the local government body with causing grave consequences), and investigative actions were completed. Participants in criminal proceedings will begin to familiarize themselves with the materials of the criminal case, Petrenko added.

"In the near future, two more defendants of this criminal case will also be charged in the final version: Rustam Ataullahanov, founder and CEO of NTFarma LLC, under part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code and paragraph "b" part 4 of Art. 174.1 of the Criminal Code (embezzlement, legalization of money received as a result of the crime) and Eugene Sultanov for Part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code, "- said on the website of the TFR.

The criminal cases of Rosnano:

- In 2013, during the audit, the Accounts Chamber found violations in Rusnano, on the basis of which four criminal cases were instituted on abuse of powers, fraud and other crimes. The former head of the state corporation Leonid Melamed, its financial director Svyatoslav Ponurov and deputy Melamed Andrei Malyshev was accused of embezzling funds on a particularly large scale. Malyshev left Russia, and Melamed and Ponurov are under house arrest. The investigation continues.

- At the end of 2013, Rosnano lost more than 738 million rubles. after the Central Bank revoked the license from the Smolensk bank. In June 2017 in Moscow, the managing director for investment activities of Rosnano Andrei Gorkov was detained. He is suspected of having financed the activities of CB Smolensky Bank from 2011 to 2013, placing money in it under the guise of cash management services. Gorkov was arrested until November 9, 2017 and is in jail. The investigation continues.