The detained head of the “Corporation of development” associated with the supply of weapons to Syria
The detained head of the “development Corporation” whose home is found many Antiques and several safes with the money, tied with the supply of Russian weapons to Syria on the ship “Novorossiysk”. Detainee Sergei Maslov in his investigation mentions the Swiss broadcasting Corporation RTS. In the material there are photos and a link to the profile in Maslov’s Bloomberg, it confirms that we are talking about the arrested businessman.
RTS are investigating the involvement of Swiss companies to Finance so-called “Syrian Express” – the regular supply of Russian weapons to the Syrian Tartous through the Bosphorus, through multimillion-dollar deals in Switzerland.
In the center of the investigation – the ship “Novorossiysk”, which has been observed in the Bosphorus at least twice on the way from Novorossiysk to Tartous. Also about the raids “Novorossiysk” wrote Agency Reuters. The source in the port of Novorossiysk was confirmed that the Board was loaded “trucks”. At the same time, the Swiss reporters noted that the official data on the goods “Novorossiysk” no. RTS reports that along with the “Novorossiysk” loaded ship “Alexander Tkachenko,” and quoted him the photo, where on the deck is visible army truck “Ural”.
Swiss journalists found out that the Maslov financed the operations of the Holding company SVM, which acquired “Novorossiysk” and “Tkachenko” (then the ships were named differently), a Liberian company Nexus Maritime Services for $ 12 million. Maslov did not answer the call from Switzerland, points RTS. The fact that the money was transferred for ships, confirmed received by the Swiss documents of the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Detention and allegations of fraud
In the week Maslov and his Deputy in “the development Corporation” Vladimir Karamanov was detained. Later, the Leninsky court of Rostov-on-don held them to 30 November.
Executives accused of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds in especially large size – over 1 billion roubles. According to investigators, in 2013, they, acting in collusion with the management of JSC “Bank “national credit”, placed in the credit institution in anticipation of the revocation of the license of more than 1 billion rubles belonging to the Corporation. The attackers transferred money into the account reorganizati on fictitious grounds and had been kidnapped. “The regional newspaper” reported that, according to some, the funds derived offshore and invested in personal projects.
Maslova was detained in a cottage in the village of Arkhangel’skoe, near Moscow. According to participants, the residence of the head “development Corporation” was more like a Museum: the Park owner has placed the author’s copy of the famous sculpture by Salvador Dali “Rhinoceros”, the walls of the house were decorated with paintings of Russian artists, including Ivan Shishkin, and in a separate room were placed the collection of watches of famous brands, the cost of some of them exceeded 100 thousand dollars.
A rack of shoes was a few hidden safes, which were kept about 100 thousand dollars. In the garage Maslova stood Bentley and Maybach, as well as two rare Mercedes. Furthermore, the Russian and Swiss citizenship Maslov, according to intelligence agencies, has several apartments in Moscow, real estate abroad, and on one of the foreign shipyards have built a 70-foot yacht worth over 50 million euros.