When the investigators became interested in thefts, amazing events began to occur. Zelenkevich died under strange circumstances. And Kulikov, having visited a number of interrogations by Nikandrov, suddenly turned into a voluntary assistant to the investigation. Other participants in the investigation said that Kulikov traveled around a number of defendants in a high-profile case, talking about transactions related to stolen money and the need to testify. Moreover, Kulikov mysteriously participated in interrogations along with Nikandrov.
In the end, this case actually fell apart. Only a number of “switchmen” went to court. Stepanova no official claims were made. Several of her subordinates were charged under the “light” articles of the Criminal Code, but then their criminal prosecution was terminated.
According to the Board of Directors of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Promsberbank shareholders Alexey Kulikov and Ivan Myazin ordered the issuance of fake loans to dozens of one-day firms. Thus, 3.2 billion rubles, which ended up abroad, were withdrawn from the bank. According to the scheme developed by the organizers of the scam, after granting loans, Promsberbank transferred the rights of claim under it to its “daughter” - Oranta insurance company. She sold loans to controlled entities involved in businesses located in Moldova and the Baltic states. These non-resident firms through foreign courts demanded that the debtors return the funds, then the money settled outside the Russian Federation.
During the investigation, it was possible to collect materials that the shadow banker at one time was a member of the largest channels for money laundering. “Myazin had extensive contacts with law enforcement agencies, as well as with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the FSFM, which was in force at that time,” witnesses said during interrogations. According to investigators, the Russian Land Bank, Russian Credit, Summit Bank, Deutsche Bank, the Estonian branch of Danske Bank and others previously participated in the massive withdrawal of funds from Russia. At the same time, Ivan Myazin organized “cover for the activities of investment companies to withdraw money abroad through its relations with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, organized cash flows, the search and involvement of third-party banks and investment companies in this activity. ”
Myazin was recently sentenced to eight years in prison. Investigation of part of the case of giant washing canals continues.