In St. Petersburg, arrested the head of OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "," engaged in the development of the same name of sea trading port, president of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Leningrad region Valery Izraylit. One of the most influential regional businessmen accused of large-scale fraud, which resulted in stolen and displayed overseas 1.5 billion rubles., Intended for the development of port infrastructure. The investigation of the criminal case has been Investigation Service of Federal Security Service for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.
The operation to arrest Valeria Izrailyt FSB operatives in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region conducted in the early morning of December 28th. Security forces found the businessman in his country house, located in the Vsevolozhsk district of the Leningrad region. After a search of the family house, and then in the central office of "OJSC" Company "Ust-Luga" "on Shpalernaya FSB brought the businessman for questioning by the investigator. And in the late afternoon the investigation sent to the court for his arrest. As reported by "Kommersant" a spokesman for the City Court Daria Lebedeva, "Dzerzhinsky District Court granted the request of the investigative service FSB in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region on election against Izrailyt preventive measure in the form of detention. He was arrested for 25 days, until 21 January 2017. He was charged under Part. 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud on a large scale). "
In the regional administration of the FSB declined to comment until the related Valery Izrailyt business. According to unofficial information, the reason for criminal prosecution of the president of the regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs has been revealed by investigators theft of 1.5 billion rubles., Intended for construction of the port. Ostensibly attackers artificially inflated estimates of the work undertaken, then the difference is transferred to the accounts of front companies, and since these funds are offshored.
OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "" arrest of the head does not comment, but specify that the organization is operating normally and the incident will not affect the performance of its obligations. According to "Kommersant" in the near future the company will be appointed as temporary acting chairman of the board of directors. In addition, of not abandoning promises to pay at the beginning of 2017 the government of the Leningrad region the remains of a multi-million debt incurred after the regional administration repaid "Ust-Luga" loan issued by the bank VTB. Credit for 600 million rubles. at 9.5% per annum the company "Ust-Luga" VTB received back in 2010. Guarantor made regional administration. In time to repay the debt of failed, and in 2016, the Bank filed a claim with the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region on the bankruptcy of the company "Ust-Luga". Later arbitrage decided to draw to the case as a third party Leningrad regional government and the finance committee. As a result, the regional government has closed debt "Ust-Luga", by paying the bank 532 800 000 rubles. Some time ago, the administration of returned half that amount.
Valery Izraylit is chairman of the board of directors of «Ust-Luga" since 2005, succeeding former President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. served as CEO of the company "Ust-Luga" "Before this appointment he spent six years. OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "" was created in 1992 for the construction in the Luga Bay of the Gulf sea trade port. Construction of the Ust-Luga port was carried out in the framework of the federal target program "Development of transport system of Russia."
In St. Petersburg, arrested the head of the port of Ust-Luga Valery Izraylit
He is accused of large-scale fraud in the company on Wednesday were searched, however, quietly, without the "mask show"
Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "(the developer and management company commercial seaport of Ust-Luga) Valery Izraylit arrested in St. Petersburg until January 21 to 25 days. He is charged under article "fraud committed by a group of people on a large scale." According to "Fontanki.ru" he is accused of embezzling 1.5 billion rubles., Assigned to the port, and operational support of the case deals with the FSB. At night, news agencies reported that the company were searched.
The arrest Izrailyt Agency reported the morning of December 29, citing the press service of the Dzerzhinsky district court of St. Petersburg. "Fontanka" the court was told that petitioned for the arrest of the St. Petersburg Department of the Investigative Committee. "From the materials submitted to the court indicated that Izrailyt charged under Part. 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code - "Fraud committed on a large scale", - said the source. The preventive measure Izrailyt chosen closer to the night of December 28 the judge Larisa Brazhnikova.
On Thursday evening, about the searches in the company "Ust-Luga", "Interfax" said the lawyer Alexander Pochuev. He noted that the investigative activities of the company are not held for the first time, this time with searches at the headquarters of the FSB arrived. At that time, the company did not know about the detention of the head. As told "Interfax" the director of external relations of the company Tatiana Spider "action with respect to the shareholder, of course, will not affect the economic policy of the company," she assured that the company is operating normally, and intends to comply fully with all their obligations. "Dialogue is conducted in the legal field, and until more information we do not have. We will provide all possible assistance to law enforcement authorities, if necessary ", - added the Spider.
In the morning Spider said "RIA Novosti", which confirms that the company were searched on Wednesday, which did not affect the work. "Many employees did not know that on the top floor of the work investigators no" mask show "was not", - she noted. At that time, the company did not know under what article accused her supervisor. "We see that in Russia today, many businesses are under the scrutiny of law enforcement. And there is nothing strange in the fact that the companies are operational and investigative actions ", - said" RIA Novosti "Pochuev.
In the St. Petersburg FSB does not comment on the situation.
"Leaders in the region to date. (...) Of recourse of the region for VTB lawsuit settled more than half. Investigative actions against Izrailyt does not affect the implementation of the commitments of the region, "- told" Interfax "the press service of the regional administration. The agency recalled that the company "Ust-Luga" plans in the I quarter 2017 fully repay the debt before the remains of the Leningrad Region Government, which is repaid by VTB claim of debt.
In 2010, "Ust-Luga" VTB took credit for 600 million rubles. at 9.5% per annum to November 2015 under the guarantee of the Leningrad region, it reminds TASS. In 2015, the bank sued the company for this debt. Then, the parties entered into a settlement agreement and agreed that the borrower will return the money to the March 2016 In March, the bank filed a lawsuit to the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region on the bankruptcy of the company "Ust-Luga". Later arbitrage decided to draw the Leningrad Region Government and the Regional Committee on Finance as a third party to the proceedings for recognition of OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "bankrupt at the suit of VTB Bank. The bank sent the regional government requirement to compensate the company's debt to 532.8 million rubles., Which was done. A month ago, "Ust-Luga" returned 266 million the regional administration of 532.8 million rubles.
OJSC "Company" Ust-Luga "was created in 1992 specifically for the construction of the Baltic Sea in the Luga Bay of the Gulf sea trade port of Ust-Luga port capacity of 180 million tons of various cargoes per year. Construction of the new Russian port was carried out in the framework of the Federal Program "Development of Transport System of Russia" on public-private partnership, reminds TASS. Izraylit in 1999 became CEO of the company, six years later he led its board of directors. He is also the president of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Leningrad region, reminiscent of "Fontanka". According to the publication, he was a co-owner of CJSC "Kingisepp Ferroalloy Plant" and agricultural company "Ruchevsky spill", together with the regional and billionaire Alexander Rybal'chenko Andrey Murov - the son of the former head of Russian Federal Security Service Yevgeny Murov.
"Fontanka" writes that Izrailyt suspected of embezzling 1.5 billion rubles., Assigned to the port, and output them through offshore shell companies. According to the publication, in the house of a businessman in the Vsevolozhsk district of the searches began early in the morning on Wednesday, the investigative actions conducted operatives Transport service FSB in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. Kept it will be in prison FSB Zakharyevskaya.
RBC Source in customs circles, commented on the searches in the company "Ust-Luga", he believes that the searches were held in the framework of the checks conducted on the north-westerly direction, and FSB operatives interested in contraband flows.