The accomplice of the FSB officer Kirill Cherkalin disappeared abroad

The investigation established ties between senior FSB officers and bankers.
As Kommersant learned, in the alleged organized crime group of fraudsters under the leadership of the head of the banking department of the K department of the FSB of the Russian Federation, Kirill Cherkalin, there was a woman - director general of Bor Reconstruction LLC Elena Glazkova. Unlike her accomplices, Chekists, she managed to hide and is now on the international wanted list. According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, the group specialized in embezzlement of funds received from the sale of housing in elite metropolitan new buildings, and acted on an unprecedented scale, kidnapping entire high-rise buildings.

According to the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR), at least two large businessmen who invested in the construction of residential buildings in the capital under contracts with the Moscow government became victims of fraudsters. One of them is co-owner of the group of companies LLC Avenue Group Sergey Glyadelkin. The construction companies included in his holding in 2007-2010 built up a site in the Moscow region Levoberezhny, which was freed up after the demolition of the Khrushchev. According to the concluded investment contract, LLC “Urpromkonsalting” (UPC), in which Mr. Glyadelkin owned only 49% of the shares, was sold apartments in a new residential complex consisting of three 22-story and two 16-story towers. The remaining shares in the company, according to the investigation, belonged to the former top managers of JSCB AKF Eurofinance Mosnarbank Vladimir Stolyarenko and Alexander Bondarenko, who served as president and vice president of the bank, respectively.

The bankers, according to the investigation, decided to take possession of half of the property of UPC belonging to their partner, on the accounts of which by that time significant funds had been accumulated from the sale of apartments in Levoberezhnoye. The exact amount of the stolen remains to be calculated, however, according to the victim, it was at least 1 billion rubles, which the company received for several hundred apartments sold in 120, bldg. 3; d 124, building 3; 128, building 2; d. 130, bldg. 1 and d. 130, bldg. 3 along the Leningrad highway in Moscow. Half of this money was supposed to go to the co-owner Glyadelkin LLC.

Gentlemen Stolyarenko and Bondarenko, according to the TFR, maintained informal contacts with some FSB officers, and the latter even consisted of a public council under the special services, so the bankers privately discussed the plan with their friends in uniform and enlisted their support. So, according to the TFR, at the very beginning of 2011, an organized criminal group was formed, focused on committing especially large thefts (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) using "official position, operational capabilities and authority of the special services."

The Chekists approached businessman Glyadelkin through his colleague, Andrei Vasiliev, Colonel of the K Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, who oversees the financial and banking sectors. He was familiar with Sergey Glyadelkin thanks to another criminal case in which the Chekist carried out operational support, and the businessman acted in the same role as the victim.
In 2011, recall, TFR investigated an attempt to extort a bribe from a co-owner of Avenue Group, related to the same investment contract for the construction of Levoberezhnoye. As it was established by the court, shortly before the completion of the construction, the accused in this case, the former vice mayor of Moscow, Alexander Ryabinin, who supervised the distribution of investments, tried to get non-residential premises in Zamoskvorechye, a penthouse on Novy Arbat and $ 2 million in cash from the developer, threatening otherwise “ to slow down ”the investment contract. The developer turned to the FSB, and the ransomware was detained. Subsequently, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow recognized him as a fraud and sentenced him to a suspended sentence, however, while the proceedings were ongoing, the vice mayor's involvement in the crime did not seem obvious. Given this circumstance, in February 2010, operative Vasiliev had an occasion to invite the victim Glyadelkin to the Wine & Crab restaurant on Nikolskaya Street, in order to informally discuss the tactics of the investigation with him.

According to investigators, the Chekist came to the meeting with his leaders - deputy head of the K department Dmitry Frolov and the head of the banking department of the department Kirill Cherkalin, and they already turned the negotiations that started in a completely different direction. Colonels Cherkalin and Frolov explained to the victim that his status in the case could change at any time, as Vice Mayor Ryabinin wrote a counterclaim to the investigator, in which he accused the developer of provoking a bribe. In addition, according to the officers, there were people in the city hall who were in "friendly and business relations with Ryabinin," and they may well "interfere with the further implementation of the contract."

Since the main irritant for the officials who remained at large, according to the Chekists, was the initiator of the investigation, Glyadelkin, the businessman was offered to “retire” for the duration of the investigation and trial, and donate his shares in the CCP to the person whom his partners in the company Stolyarenko and Bondarenko would recommend. At the same time, the colonels promised that, despite the formal withdrawal of Sergey Glyadelkin from the number of participants in the LLC, he would unofficially, but in a timely manner and in full, receive his share of the sale of apartments in Levoberezhnoye. By agreeing to the conditions of the officers, the co-owner of the CCP, according to the investigation, “lost the opportunity to participate in the activities of the LLC and the distribution of profits,” and the five accused, on the contrary, got this opportunity. They withdrew all funds from the accounts of the CCP and “disposed of them at their own discretion”, which was qualified by the Investigative Committee under the relevant part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code.

The criminal case of fraud with shares of the CCP was not initiated by the TFR only in April 2019, and by this time the group of defendants had already split up. Bankers Stolyarenko and Bondarenko resigned from their posts and fled abroad. Last summer, they were arrested in absentia by the Moscow Garrison Military Court and put on the international wanted list. Even before the start of the investigation, the FSB itself got rid of Colonels Frolov and Vasiliev in connection with the occurrence of certain “circumstances” that discredit them.

Thanks to the criminal case instituted on theft of the shares of the CCP, it became known that these circumstances, apparently, were another criminal case on fraud with profit from the investment contract, initiated in July last year. Its main person involved was the director general of Bor-Reconstruction LLC (BR), Elena Glazkova, affiliated, as the TFR believes, with members of the already mentioned group of alleged fraudsters. In 2010, Elena Glazkova’s company, together with Sergei Glyadelkin’s Avenue Group, built an elite house of varying number of floors at 27 Novy Arbat Street, in which a residential complex of 124 apartments of the same name then appeared.
According to the concluded investment agreement with the Moscow government, the BR left 55 apartments, 107 cars and 2.2 thousand square meters in it. m of non-residential premises worth "more than 1 billion rubles." The exact figure will again be determined by the TFR after conducting relevant examinations. LLC Director General Elena Glazkova, according to the case file, according to a well-known scheme, decided to steal the property of the company, owned by one of its founders, Vladimir Simonenkov, who owns a 49% stake in the BR. At the same time, Elena Glazkova, who performs organizational and managerial functions in the company, according to the investigation, did not come up with complex schemes. She simply removed co-founder Vladimir Simonenkov from the management of the LLC, saying that he allegedly left the business, did not appear at the meetings of the company for five years and, moreover, has been conducting separate negotiations with the “main competitor” of the BR, his friend Sergei Glyadelkin.

While Mr. Simonenkov was looking for the truth in arbitration courts of various levels, Elena Glazkova, as the investigation believes, made “fictitious transactions” by selling all the space belonging to the BR in the Novy Arbat 27 residential complex to affiliates at a reduced price. According to the TFR, the Director General directed the proceeds to repay BR's non-existent payables. After all these manipulations in the fall of 2017, the company was declared bankrupt, and its CEO fled abroad. Like two former bankers, she was wanted.

Meanwhile, according to a statement by Vladimir Simonenkov, the investigative department of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Central District of Moscow opened a criminal case, but it was investigated, to put it mildly, slowly. In any case, checking the results of the work done, the acting head of the Investigation Department for Investigating Critical Cases of the Investigative Committee, Nikolai Ushchapovsky, noted that the police investigation did not have any detainees, the accused, or any property that was arrested as a security measure.

Meanwhile, in the opinion of General Ushchapovsky, it directly followed from the materials of both criminal cases that “fraudulent actions in them were interconnected and committed during the implementation of a single complex of investment programs,” and the founders and heads of the same organizations appear in them. The chief of the central board ultimately reasonably suggested that both crimes were committed by members of the same group. In this regard, he decided to seize the materials from the police and combine both episodes of the alleged fraud in one criminal case, which is now being investigated by the TFR.