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Advisor to the president of state-owned company Rosneft
Former president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK) Roman Trotsenko was cornered by investigators
Former president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK) Roman Trotsenko was cornered by investigators.
has extensive criminal experience, including some time spent in a detention facility in the 90s.
Usually, when police forces show up on his
goes on a binge, then plays hide and seek, and just before the inevitable long term imprisonment he
pulls out his
money stash and solves the problem.
We shall see whether this method will work this time as well.
When in October 2009 Roman Trotsenko was appointed president of OSK, a number of media published articles praising the new management of the corporation.
received more than 5 billion rubles from the state, and when the money began to arrive, Trotsenko
decided to start the bankruptcy procedure.
decided to deal with the ASZ debts, and he
did it in a very peculiar manner.
On 17 December 2009OSK
president signed a contract with ASZ
to change the borrower in the agreements between Sberbank and ASZfrom the shipyard to OSK
Simply put, the corporation has assumed all the debts of the shipyard before the federal bank and the shipyard now owed the money to OSK
This was done without holding a Board meeting, just by means of an arbitrary decision made by Trotsenko
It should be noted that after this relations between Trotsenko
and Sberbank grew closer.
In particular, the bank became the lender for other commercial projects by Trotsenko, such as building Federation tower in the center of Moscow City.
Once the money came to the shipyard, Trotsenko
signed an order to return them to the accounts of OSK
, under the pretext that the funds could be misused.
Investigators will now determine what use Trotsenko
found for the money.
As for the distressed shipyard, instead of bringing in some real money the turnaround manager proposed to increase share capital by 1.9 billion rubles, which is still in process.
In 2011, the government decided that the next year it would provide ASZ
with 3.2 billion rubles.
immediately began preparations for receiving this tasty morsel.
As law enforcement authorities later discovered, he
gave a written order to JSC St. Petersburg Naval Machinery Bureau "Malachite" (part of OSK) to file a case .... against ASZ
and thus initiate bankruptcy procedures.
Fact is, in 2004 the shipyard owed the bureau 16 million rubles and the parties settled the matter peacefully.
instructed the daughter company make the other daughter company bankrupt.
This literally is a case of the deliberate bankruptcy, which falls under the correspondent article 196 of the Criminal Code.
The shipyard, however, knew nothing of such plans of the parent company.
The management began to ask permission to pay the bureau.
However, ASZ Board of Directors, which consisted entirely of people appointed by Trotsenko, including Ilya Novoselskiy, simply forbidden to repay the debt to Malachite.
followed the same routine he
used in 2009 for the 1.9 billion rubles.
The shipyard saw no money.
By the decision of the Board of Directors (that is, that of Trotsenko) the same amount of money was to be attracted through additional ASZ share issue, to be completed by 31 January 2012.
Then the issue was suspended, then once again resumed, with a new date - 23 November 2012, etc. All these decisions were made by the Board of Directors, fully staffed by Trotsenko's
people, and the amount of budget funds that thus could be used for other purposes already exceeded 5 billion (a sum of 1.9 billion and 3.2 billion).
It is not surprising that after the work of Trotsenko's
anti-crisis team (since 2009) unallocated loss of ASZexceeded 14 billion rubles.
As a result, Khabarovsk Krai prosecutors turned to invesrigate the situation and requested all documents concerning the period 2009-2012, primarily those signed by Trotsenko
This is not the first criminal case for Trotsenko
Telling about all of them would take too long, there is way too many.
Let's just see one example, when Roman Trotsenko
even had to spend a month in a Moscow detention facility.
In 1994, at the age of 24, he established Platinum Bank in which he served as the Board chairman.
A large-scale advertising campaign was launched immediately; the whole city was littered with posters with huge buffalo, the symbol of the bank.
Now and then the media would publish positive articles about a young talented banker Roman Viktorovich Trotsenko.
No wonder that after Platinum
defaulted on its first loan, Trotsenko
first stopped coming to the office, and then avoided returning home.
In 1996 it was the time for Trotsenko
to hide from the investigators.
In February and March of 1996,Platinum Bank
took short-term loans worth 2 billion rubles in Intellekt-bank and Alta-bank.
Negotiations about the money were led by Trotsenko
who, as it turned out later, presented a fictitious balance sheet of his
bank, overvalued by 8 billion rubles.
When soon (and it was soon since these were short-term loans) it was time to return the 2 billion rubles, the banks were offered illiquid assets instead of the money.
For example, Platinum yacht, moored somewhere in Finland.
Representatives of the two banks refused, after which they never found Trotsenko
Moreover, Platinum Bank
even moved out of its office.
In fact, the bank changed offices quite regularly.
Then the bankers appealed to Moscow department for combating economic crime and economic crime fighters at the Interior Ministry.
The agencies quickly found out that there was a scam and initiated a criminal case under Article 147 of the RSFSR Criminal Code, for fraud.
Trotsenko resigned from the post of chairman ofPlatinum Bank (but remained a co-owner), set off on the run and was declared wanted.
Operational-Search department was engaged in the search to catch the young banker.
Its staff found that on 31 October Trotsenko
would be at 34-a Zemlyanoi Val.
An ambush there helped catch Roman Trotsenko
was handcuffed and taken to a detention facility at the 29th police department.
122 Criminal Code, 31 October 1996 Roman Viktorovich Trotsenko
No debts to the creditor banks were ever repaid; moreover, as early as next year after the arrest, Trotsenko
used the money to buy Passenger Port
and South river port.
Here is a brief summary of the activities of the young banker in Platinum Bank
: the bank defaulted on loans to 23 banks amounting to over 35 billion rubles, and also participated in the theft scam of 20 billion rubles fromTatenergo.
Before staging bankruptcy Platinum Bank
used the proceeds collected from the scams for the purchase of Voskhod bank..
Bank Voskhod was soon renamed into Project Financing Bank
By the way, the banks belonged to Trotsenko
and were involved in a significant number of criminal cases.
But that's a whole other story.
ex-president loses the best men
fails to save the law firm Sameta - tax and legal advice from investigation
Mordovich and Gromyko are long-term business partners of OSK
ex-president, Roman Trotsenko
, who recently became primary suspect in the Investigative Committee investigation and who habitually refers to himself as the right-hand of Igor Sechin.
For over ten years they have been working with Federal Tax Service
and arbitration courts to ensure they make decisions in the best interests of Trotsenko
Another business partner of Roman Trotsenko is Vladimir Antonov, a Lithuanian banker who is hiding from law enforcement in London and prefers to give interviews toUkrayinska Pravda, the internet voice of the self-styled Kiev authorities.
Among the new clients was Roman Trotsenko, adviser to Igor Sechin, a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
met leaders of Sameta
back in 2000.
By this time Roman Trotsenko
already owned Moscow inland navigation division and actively developed his
usual manner was hostile takeovers, including bribery of top managers in the camp of competitors.
In NPK Dmitry Gromyko was the bribed top manager who was supposed to help Trotsenko
get certain assets of the entity.
Gromyko arranged another helper for Trotsenko
, his friend Yuri Tufanov who in 1998 to 2007 served as the company's Deputy General Director.
failed to gain control over Northern Shipyard
share as well, in a n