Summa Group will die from financial suffocation

The court arrested the accounts of a group of Magomedov brothers. Before that, their personal accounts were arrested.
The Tver court of Moscow arrested the accounts of the "Summa" group within the framework of the case of its co-owner Ziyavudin Magomedov, the lawyer of businessman Victoria Tsiryulik stated. This is reported by TASS. The defendant did not disclose the amount of the arrested funds.

It's about the accounts of some of Sum's assets, a group representative told Vedomosti, without specifying the names of the companies. The largest asset of Suma is 50% in Cyprus Novoport, which owns a controlling stake in the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP). The accounts of NCSP, the United Grain Company (OZK) and the Far Eastern Shipping Company (Fesco) have not been arrested, their representatives said. In OZK Summa holds 49%, the company is controlled by the state (51% from the Federal Property Management Agency). At Fesco, Summa is the largest shareholder, but its stake is only 32.5%.

In addition to NCSP, OZK and Fesco, Summe also owns the Stroynovatsiya company, which is involved in road construction (including, previously, multibillion-dollar masters) and Intex, which was a major subcontractor for the construction of football stadiums for the 2018 World Cup. Contact with their representatives "Vedomosti" failed.

"The seizure of accounts means that the company can not perform any expenditure operations. It is almost impossible to conduct economic activity with arrested accounts for a long time. And attempts to open new accounts or use to calculate third parties will be a violation of the law, "says Alexey Panich, partner of Herbert Smith Freehills. The company can not even pay salaries, adds the partner of the company "NAFKO-consultants" Pavel Ikkert. According to him, such a measure is usually aimed at preserving the property of the company in order to satisfy the claims of creditors in case of bankruptcy, and if the company goes bankrupt, the debts on wages will be repaid in priority order.

In May, the court arrested the bank accounts of Ziyavudin Magomedov and his brother Magomed. How much it was on the accounts - the press service of the court did not disclose. In addition, $ 1 million was seized under security arrest, which was seized during searches by Magomedovs. Forbes estimates the state of Ziyavudin Magomedov at $ 1.2 billion.

Magomedov was arrested on March 30 for two months. They are accused of fraud (Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code), theft in a particularly large amount (Part 4, Article 160) and the organization of the criminal community (Part 1, Article 210). Magomed Magomedov is also accused of illegal purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons (Part 2, Article 222 of the Criminal Code). The investigation suggests that Ziyavudin Magomedov was the leader of the criminal community and was responsible for it in the economy, and his brother was engaged in "political and military cover", the newspaper Kommersant wrote. In total, the brothers organized one embezzlement and six episodes of fraud, including those related to the preparation of the World Cup in Russia, the Interior Ministry believes. The damage from their actions is estimated at 2.5 billion rubles. Magomedov does not admit their guilt.