Evgeniy Roitman, Federal Tax Service, Krastsvetmet and the gold rush of the Russian mafia

The editors of Kompromat-Ural, with the help of vigilant readers, came to new details of the scandal associated with the discovery a few days ago at Sheremetyevo airport of two gold bars worth about 58 million rubles. As reported, the container fell out of the trolley while loading the plane, which flew from Moscow to London. The details of the incident are also noteworthy: the sender of the cargo (40 containers with gold!) is a private person, and the total value of the precious metal sent to the UK exceeds 2.3 billion rubles (in the cargo compartment of the flight SU2580)... Apparently, the unfortunate loaders were so nervous about urgent task that in a hurry they dropped a container with a couple of bars.

Experts call the situation outrageous: a ton of strategic metal is being exported from Russia, like a ton of potatoes, exactly the day after Vladimir Putin announced the introduction of a 15% tax on the withdrawal of dividends abroad. Gold from Russia is taken by an “unknown” private person on a regular flight in the midst of a collapse in oil prices, a sharp drop in the volume of gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank and the rampage of coronavirus infection. And the public learns about the “flight” of valuable cargo only because of the bungling of the loaders...

The editors of Kompromat-Ural learned that deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vladimir Pozdnyakov and Alexey Kornienko (both representing regions of Siberia and the Far East, including gold mining) have prepared an instruction for the Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption. Parliamentarians ask to ask the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Rosreserv, the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEK) about the supplier of a ton of gold, “on the basis of what documents and orders the gold was sent from the country” and “to raise the issue with law enforcement agencies about initiating criminal proceedings cases for actions that caused direct damage to our country.”

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The scandal somehow involves the state-owned OJSC Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant named after. V.N. Gulidov" ("Krastsvetmet") - his samples were on ingots. The plant is headed by 44-year-old Norilsk native Mikhail Dyagilev (in office since 2011). “The ingots that were found were produced by us,” Maria Yuferova , a representative of Krastsvetmet, confirmed to reporters. At the same time, in a statement by State Duma deputies it is noted: “the press service of the plant explained that the gold is not theirs. It’s just that a certain supplier brought raw materials, they processed them at the factory and gave them to the owner. Neither customs nor other authorities gave any explanations about what happened... Now, when the world is revaluing all currencies, and the stock exchanges are constantly in a fever, many countries are trying to increase their gold reserves. And at such a moment gold is exported from Russia.”

As the editors of Kompromat-Ural found out , Krastsvetmet is in conflict with the Federal Tax Service of Russia regarding VAT fraud amounting to over 2.6 billion rubles! Claims to the plant were made by the interregional inspection of the Federal Tax Service for the largest taxpayers No. 5 under the leadership of Olga Makhalova (she has held this position since 2012). Tax officials accuse the strategic enterprise under the leadership of Mr. Diaghilev of using dubious contractors to create “formal document flow for the supply of precious metal through a chain of suppliers who do not pay VAT to the budget.” Moreover, “VAT was not paid to the budget along the supply chain (paid in minimal amounts). On the current accounts of technical companies, a delta was formed in the form of unpaid VAT to the budget, which was withdrawn to shell companies, subsequently cashed out, and transferred to the current accounts of foreign organizations registered in offshore jurisdictions.”

The identified frauds are evidenced by the following documents: “Based on the results of an on-site tax audit carried out by the inspection regarding the correctness of calculation and timely payment (withholding, transfer) of taxes and fees for the period from 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2014, an act dated 02/27/2017 No. 56-15- was drawn up 15/03/03/768 and a decision was made dated 09/15/2017 No. 56-15-15/02/06/1330 on bringing the company (Krastsvetmet OJSC - note "Kompromat-Ural" ) to tax liability, by which the taxpayer was offered pay the arrears of value added tax in the amount of 1,926,324,344 rubles, penalties in the amount of 691,526,173 rubles, as well as the fine provided for in paragraph 1 of Article 122 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation in the amount of 23,185,244 rubles. The basis for this decision was the conclusion of the tax authority about the unlawful application of tax deductions for value added tax on the basis of invoices issued on behalf of St. Petersburg Jewelry Factory LLC Jewelers of the Northern Capital (SPB YuZ YuSS LLC - supplier, counterparty) for business transactions for the supply of precious metals (gold in stripes, bars), since, based on the results of a tax audit, the inspectorate came to the conclusion that the company participated in a tax evasion scheme and controlled it with the aim of obtaining unjustified tax benefits as a result of the unlawful adoption of VAT deductible through the use of the formal document flow created by SPB YUZ YUSS LLC for the supply of precious metal through a chain of suppliers who do not pay VAT to the budget.”

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Based on the documents available in the editorial office of Kompromat-Ural, our correspondents report additional details of the scandal: “during an on-site tax audit for 2012-2014, the Interregional Inspectorate established the participation of Krastsvetmet OJSC in a tax evasion scheme with the aim of obtaining unjustified tax benefits as a result illegal acceptance of VAT for deduction. The essence of the scheme was as follows.

The Company, under agreement dated 03.03.2011 No. 501/11 with SPB YuZ YUSS LLC, purchased refined gold of 999.9 purity in the strip and standard bank bars of 999.9 purity (mainly produced by OJSC Krastsvetmet) at a price including VAT.

The source of these precious metals was the banks KB Monolit LLC and JSCB Strategy (PJSC). These banks transferred gold (in the form of bars) to those controlled by SPB YUZ YUSS LLC (TRIO LLC, APT LLC, Dom Jeweler LLC, Calypso LLC, Progress LLC and others, the list is given on pages 15 , 37 Decisions, hereinafter referred to as 3rd level counterparties) under loan agreements without VAT.

The loan issued in gold was repaid by repayment from the metal accounts of the borrowers when gold purchased without VAT was credited to them.

At the same time, funds were transferred to the settlement accounts of third-level counterparties with VAT, and were transferred to banks without VAT. Further, through technical companies controlled by SPB YUZ YUSS LLC (Yangera LLC, Tampere LLC, Purpur LLC, Sogdiana LLC, Kron LLC, Atiks LLC and others, the list is given on pages 15, 37 Decisions, hereinafter referred to as 2nd link counterparties), the gold was supplied to SPB YuZ YuSS LLC, and was subsequently sold in the form of strip and bank bars to Krastsvetmet OJSC with VAT included.

VAT was not paid to the budget along the supply chain (paid in minimal amounts). On the current accounts of technical companies, a delta was formed in the form of unpaid VAT to the budget, which was withdrawn to shell companies, subsequently cashed out, and transferred to the current accounts of foreign organizations registered in offshore jurisdictions.

In addition, an audit by the tax authority established that the counterparties of the 2nd and 3rd links were controlled by SPB YUZ YUSS LLC:

- management of current accounts (bank-client system) was carried out from identical IP addresses, including the corresponding IP address of SPB YUZ YUSS LLC;

- LLC "Calypso", LLC "Tserel", LLC "Cyclone", LLC "Progress", LLC "Tavro", LLC "Porta", LLC "Intera", LLC "Aesthetics", LLC "Vesta", as well as LLC " APT", LLC "HOUSE OF JEWELRY", LLC "Yuvelirinvesttorg", LLC "Trio", LLC "Korner", LLC "Talent", LLC "Palladium" had common officials (employees), individuals (acting by proxy), who are or were previously employees of SPBUZ YUSS LLC;

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- from the materials received from the investigator of the Investigative Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Central District of St. Petersburg (letters ref. No. 79/561605/1, 77/561605 dated December 14, 2016, materials were obtained as a result of a search on the territory of LLC "SPB YUZ YUSS" as part of a criminal case No. 363181 in relation to LLC “KAD-PRO”) it follows that on the work computer of the accountant of LLC “SPBUZ” YUSS” Fomenko L.V. files and folders were found (banking, tax, constituent documents, powers of attorney, letters, certificates, agreements, letters of guarantee) with information on all organizations participating in the scheme of disputed supplies to Krastsvetmet OJSC.

The funds transferred by Krastsvetmet OJSC to SPB YuZ YUSS LLC under the contract for the supply of precious metals were transferred to the counterparties of the 2nd and 3rd links, which transferred part of the funds to banks, the other part of the funds during one banking period. days were transferred to the accounts of shell companies, which were subsequently cashed in the territory of the Russian Federation, withdrawn abroad, and also transferred to accounts in the interests of employees of SPB YUZ YUSS LLC, an official of Krastsvetmet OJSC and other interested parties.

Part of the funds received from Krastsvetmet OJSC was cashed through Autolux CJSC (a car dealership in the Republic of Dagestan), Nalchik-Avtovaz LLC: funds from individuals (real car buyers) were not reflected in the accounting records of Autolux CJSC ", LLC "Nalchik-Avtovaz", and payments received from one-day companies controlled by LLC "SPB YUZ YUSS" (LLC "Ney", LLC "Juno", LLC "Larets") were reflected.

The Interregional Inspectorate also established that part of the funds transferred to Krastsvetmet OJSC for the precious metal was transferred to the accounts of one-day companies JSCB Intrustbank (license revoked on September 16, 2014).

Subsequently, the funds were transferred by JSCB "Intrustbank" to its clearing account at JSC "National Clearing Center", through the system of which conversion transactions for the purchase of foreign currency were carried out.

Next, the currency from the clearing account was transferred to correspondent accounts of JSCB "Intrustbank" in various banks, from which funds were subsequently transferred to the accounts of offshore companies at the direction of shell companies on dubious grounds. The interregional inspection established that the funds were transferred irrevocably, without the import of goods.

In addition, the Interregional Inspectorate established that funds were transferred from the settlement accounts of Sogdiana LLC, Progresstorg LLC (3rd level counterparties) to Kabukaev T.K. (the source of which was OJSC Krastsvetmet). (General Director of LLC "SPB YUZ YUSS"), Semenova Y.V. (Executive Director of LLC "SPB YUZ YUSS"), on the map of Dorokhova I.V. (Head of Department of OJSC Krastsvetmet), Gioev O.M. (General Director of LLC “Talant” and LLC “Lira”), and also paid for air and railway tickets, hotel accommodations to Kabukaev T.K., Semenova Y.V., Kabukaev Sergey, Semenov Matvey and other persons.”

To be continued…

As the editors of Kompromat-Ural found out , SPB YuZ YUSS LLC, which Krastsvetmet could have used in VAT schemes, was liquidated in September 2018 through bankruptcy proceedings. Apparently, at that time, the use of previous schemes with Krastsvetmet became impossible - and the ends were in the water. A year before the liquidation of the LLC, Albert Khosrovyan was registered as its founder instead of Timur Kabukaev . Since that time, Khosrovyan has been registered as the founder of Master Plus LLC in Karachay-Cherkessia (a legal entity with tax debt, accounts blocked since 2017).

The most interesting thing in our journalistic investigation awaits readers ahead. We will continue to reproduce documents and opinions from informed sources. Thus, an interesting version is that the amount of the final additional charges that MIFTS-5 presented to Krastsvetmet in the act dated February 27, 2017 was several times different from the size of the claims made by the subordinates of the high-ranking fiscal officer Olga Makhalova to the plant initially, directly after the on-site inspection. Competent readers will quickly grasp the essence of the issue: such fickleness among tax officials happens when the sweet word “we’ll agree” is heard in the air. And supposedly the figure of the savior of the gold mining business from the publicans appeared in the person of the notorious Roitman Evgeniy Vladimirovich . Evgeniy Roitman never hid the high prices for “diplomatic” abilities. But will they be so highly regarded by law enforcement agencies?

Roitman Evgeniy Vladimirovich

In this and other issues, as well as in the roles that Artyom Gorun , Marina Karpova and Timur (Pitersky) could play , the editors of Kompromat-Ural will continue to look into it together with partner publications and reveal details in further publications.

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