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ASHOT EGIAZARYAN, MONEY LAUNDERER + FRAUDSTER WANTED BY RUSSIA, LIVING IN USA

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FUGITIVE
ASHOT ASHOT 2
EGIAZARYAN, ASHOT

WANTED BY THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES OF RUSSIA FOR PROSECUTION / TO SERVE A SENTENCE

IDENTITY PARTICULARS

Present family name: EGIAZARYAN
Forename: ASHOT
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 24/07/1965 (49 years old)
Place of birth: MOSCOW, Russia
Language spoken: Russian
Nationality: Russia

CHARGES Published as provided by requesting entity

Charges:

AGGRAVATED FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING

INDICTED 2010 IN RUSSIA + FLED BEFORE TRIAL, NOW LIVING USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashot_Egiazaryan

 

Ashot Gevorkovich Egiazaryan (Russian: Ашот Геворкович Егиазарян), born July 24, 1965 in Moscow, Russia is fugitive from justice, former Russian politician, and businessman.[1]

Career

Banking

In 1988, Egiazaryan graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University with a Ph.D. in economics, and subsequently began a career in banking.

In 1993, Egiazaryan established and became the Chairman of the Moscow National Bank (MNB). By 1995, MNB had become one of the largest banks in Russia, housing accounts of the Administration of Moscow region, The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Russian State Arms Export Company, The Russian Space Agency and the General Prosecutor’s Office.

In 1996, Egiazaryan was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Unikombank” JSCB, a position he held from June 1996 to May 1998.

In 1999, Egiazaryan provided testimony in the criminal case regarding the embezzlement of $130 million from accounts held at MNB. The embezzled funds belonged to state-owned Rosvooruzheniye Weaponry Company. The investigation found that MNB used forged documents to withdraw the state funds. The stolen money was then moved through the MNB-controlled Unikom bank.

MNB’s banking license was revoked in 1998, but no criminal charges were brought against Egiazaryan.

Politics

In 1999, Egiazaryan became a member of the State Duma and deputy chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes.

In October 2010, the State Duma’s Credentials and Ethics Commission recommended stripping Egiazaryan of parliamentary immunity at the request of the Investigative Committee.

On November 3, 2010, the State Duma followed through with a request by Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and officially stripped Egiazaryan of his immunity. A total of 352 lawmakers of the Duma voted in favor of this action, with 39 deputies, all members of the Liberal Democratic Party, opposing the motion and five members abstained from the vote.[2]

Criminal Indictment

In August 2010, Europark investor Vitaly Smagin filed a lawsuit against Egiazaryan, accusing him of pledging Smagin’s stake in the Europark shopping mall in western Moscow to Deutsche Bank as collateral on an $87.5M loan. The $87.5M loan was then used to secure a 20% interest in the Moskva Hotel project.[3]

In September 2010, after the commencement of a criminal investigation into the $87.5M fraud, Egiazaryan filed a claim in a Cyprus court complaining that a group of Russian politicians, and businessmen, including Suleyman Kerimov, conspired to take over Egiazaryan’s share in the multi-billiondollar Moskva Hotel project.[4] On September 15, 2010, a Cyprus court granted an injunctive freeze on Suleyman Kerimov’s assets.[5] The case was later dismissed on February 15, 2011 and the district court of Nicosia in Cyprus lifted the injunction on Kerimov’s assets. The court stated that Egiazaryan had failed to disclose essential facts in the original filing for the injunction and that the alleged conspiracy happened 15 months before the filing of the original complaint.[6]

In October 2010 the State Duma’s Credentials and Ethics Commission recommended stripping Egiazaryan of parliamentary immunity at the request of the Investigative Committee, based on accusations that Egiazaryan embezzled $87 million for his share of the Hotel Moskva project.[7]

On November 3, 2010, the State Duma officially stripped Egiazaryan of his immunity.[8]

In November 2010, investigators raided Egiazaryan’s offices at the Dayev Plaza and also conducted searches at Egiazaryan’s residences in Moscow. The search was later extended to the offices of the Europark shopping mall, of which Egiazaryan was a part owner.[9][10]

On December 17, 2010, the Russian Authorities seized three land plots belonging to Egiazaryan.[11] One plot is located in Barvikha, and the other two in Zhukovka. Egiazaryan’s Duma office was also searched and investigators seized paperwork related to the case against him.[12]

In January 2011, the Basmanny district court of Moscow indicted Egiazaryan on charges of large scale fraud. The court also attached Egiazaryan’s assets to be used to compensate Vitaly Smagin and Europark for the $87.5M that was embezzled.[13]

As a result of the court ruling, the lower house of parliament in Russia gave approval on March 9, 2011 for Egiazaryan’s arrest on charges of large-scale fraud.[12]

An international arrest warrant was issued and Egiazaryan is currently an Interprol wanted fugitive.[1]

Fugitive

After being indicted for fraud in Russia, Egiazaryan fled to the United States, claiming that he feared for his life and that the fraud allegations against him were politically motivated.[14]

Peter Zalmayev, director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative (EDI), stated, “Egiazaryan claims he is fleeing persecution, but the real reason appears to be that he is fleeing prosecution. His lawyers are reportedly seeking political asylum for their client.”[14]

Egiazaryan later sued Zalmayev for defamation and Zalmayev countersued for infringement of his speech utilizing the anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation laws of New York State. Egiazaryan’s case was dismissed, but Zalmayev’s case continues.[15]

ANTONIO VALDES GARSIA, CONVICTED MONEY LAUNDERER + EMBEZZLER WANTED BY RUSSIA, LIVING IN SPAIN

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FUGITIVE

 

ANTONIO ANTONIO 2

VALDES GARSIA, ANTONIO

WANTED BY THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES OF RUSSIA FOR PROSECUTION / TO SERVE A SENTENCE

IDENTITY PARTICULARS

Present family name: VALDES GARSIA
Forename: ANTONIO
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 05/09/1971 (43 years old)
Place of birth: MOSCOW, Russia
Language spoken: Russian
Nationality: Russia, Spain

CHARGES Published as provided by requesting entity

Charges:

Large scale misappropriation or embezzlement; money laundering

 

RUSSIA CONVICTS FORMER YUKOS MANAGER IN ABSENTIA, NOW LIVING IN SPAIN

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/18/russia-yukos-idUSLDE76H0VS20110718

 

A Spanish-based former executive of defunct Russian oil major Yukos was convicted in absentia in Moscow on Monday on multibillion-dollar theft and money laundering charges, news agencies reported.

Moscow’s Basmanny district court sentenced Antonio Valdes Garcia, the former director of Yukos trading company Fargoil, to eight years in prison and issued a warrant for his arrest, state-run Itar-Tass and RIA reported.

Valdes Garcia, a dual Russian and Spanish citizen, now lives in Spain which has repeatedly refused Russian extradition requests. He is one of several former colleagues of imprisoned ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky to face prosecution in Russia.

The court found Valdes Garcia guilty of stealing $13 billion and laundering $8.5 billion. He was charged with buying oil from Yukos subsidiaries at artificially low prices and reselling it abroad at considerably higher prices, Itar-Tass said.

The case was part of a series of legal proceedings against former Yukos employees widely seen as a Kremlin campaign to tighten state control over oil revenues and punish Khodorkovsky for his perceived challenge to Vladimir Putin, president from 2000-2008 and now prime minister.

Once Russia’s richest man, Khodorkovsky was jailed in 2003 and convicted of fraud and tax evasion in 2005.

In a second trial on charges similar to those laid out against Valdes Garcia, he was convicted in December and is serving a 13-year sentence which is due to expire in 2016.

Russia jailed two of Valdes Garcia’s alleged accomplices in the pricing scheme — former Yukos officials Vladimir Malakhovsky and Vladimir Pereverzin — for 12 and 11 years prison terms respectively in 2007.

Khodorkovsky built a fortune by buying state assets cheaply after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but his business empire, which once produced more oil than OPEC member Qatar, was split up and sold off after his arrest.

He has repeatedly said that his convictions on theft, fraud and money laundering were ordered by senior officials who wanted to carve up his oil company and that he was prosecuted over business practices that were both legal and used widely.

Russian state-controlled oil firm Rosneft eventually bought the largest production assets, including Yuganskneftegaz, making Rosneft Russia’s biggest oil producer.

WILLIAM YAN (aka: Bill Liu, Yang Liu + Yong Ming Yan) HAS MILLIONS IN ASSETS FROZEN BY NZ MONEY LAUNDERING INVESTIGATION

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WILLIAM YAN

WILLIAM YAN (aka: Bill Liu, Yang Liu + Yong Ming Yan)

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11366073

 

The police have won the first of many legal battles with businessman William Yan after a High Court judge ruled they are not liable for losses incurred from the seizure of his fortune.

Millions of dollars worth of assets the police allege belong to Mr Yan have been restrained.

They include a $2 million apartment, a Bentley car, jewellery, shares and bank accounts.

Mr Yan – also known as Bill Liu, Yang Liu and Yong Ming Yan – made headlines over his links to the previous Labour Government and the decision to give him a New Zealand passport, despite his having multiple identities and an Interpol alert against his name.

Senior detectives have been working closely with Chinese authorities who claim the 43-year-old “orchestrated several complex deceptions” in a $129 million fraud when he was the chairman of a pharmaceutical company in 2000.

He has denied “any wrongdoing in any jurisdiction” and, with his wife Wei You, sought a court order to allow them to sue the police for damages or losses over the millions of dollars of assets seized in a money laundering investigation.

New details of the frozen assets are found in a judgment where the couple said they stood to lose millions of dollars because of the restraining orders held over:

•An 18.8 per cent stake in Mega, the online encryption service founded by Kim Dotcom.

•A $4 million investment in a property development in Albany.

•A share of profits in a proposed dairy factory.

•$4 million in bank accounts.

•Shares in a Chinese seafood company to be listed on the New Zealand stock exchange.

If any of the business deals failed because of the restraining orders, Ms You said, the couple stood to lose $44 million from the property development, “hundreds of millions” in profits from the proposed dairy factory and up to $18 million worth of shares in the seafood company.

They sought an order for the Commissioner of Police to undertake that the police would meet any damages or losses suffered as a result of the restrained properties.

Justice Graham Lang refused the application and said some of the claims of vast profits “must be regarded as highly speculative”.

The ruling is the first in what is likely to be a protracted case as the legal team, led by Paul Wicks, QC, fight the restraint of assets made under the Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act.

Police documents filed in court claim Mr Yan is an “economic fugitive” from China and had brought a significant amount of money into New Zealand since arriving in 2001 through alleged “large-scale money laundering transactions”.

“Police believe that Mr Yan and Ms You have accumulated a substantial asset base in New Zealand and are concealing the true ownership of those assets by registering or purchasing the assets in the names of associates …” Detective Inspector Bruce Good alleged in an affidavit.

The money laundering inquiry has probed Mr Yan’s gambling at SkyCity, the purchase of expensive homes and luxury cars and bank transactions, as well as shareholdings.

JUAN CARLOS CALDERA, FACING BRIBERY + MONEY LAUNDERING INVESTIGATION, RESIGNS FROM HIS POSITION IN VENEZUELA AN

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JUAN CARLOS CALDERA

TOP – Juan Carlos Caldera

BOTTOM – Wilmer Ruperti

Wilmer Ruperti

 

http://english.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/141128/high-court-orders-trial-against-dissenter-caldera

 

The plenary session of the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) admitted a request for pre-trial on the merits filed by Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz against Deputy of the National Assembly (AN), Juan Carlos Caldera, for opposition party Primero Justicia.

The action against Deputy Caldera commenced after the disclosure of a video featuring Caldera receiving money, according to the Deputy, from Wilmer Ruperti, a Venezuelan entrepreneur. For the Attorney General Office, the footage might involve malfeasance and money laundering.

Notwithstanding, such video, which was the main piece of evidence, was not analyzed by the TSJ, despite the fact that Caldera argued that the video was “tampered with and edited.”

On Thursday, Caldera announced his decision to resign as deputy to avoid political disqualification. The TSJ ruling provides that once the trial is admitted, he could be suspended or banned from public office. The decision of lifting Caldera’s parliamentary immunity was up to the plenary session of the AN.

ALEXANDER BELOV (aka: Alexander Potkin), DENIED BAIL, IN MOSCOW COURT FOR MONEY LAUNDERING + EMBEZZLEMENT

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ALEXANDER BELOV

ALEXANDER BELOV 2
ALEXANDER BELOV (aka: Alexander Potkin)

 

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20141128/272675108.html

 

Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Friday extended until February 28 the detention of nationalist Alexander Belov (Potkin), accused of laundering money embezzled from BTA Bank, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

The court thus granted the investigators’ motion.

On October 15, Belov was arrested at Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoe in Moscow. The court initially placed Belov under house arrest, but later sent him in pre-trial detention. Investigators filed a motion to detain Belov alleging that he could flee Russia or try to destroy evidence. Attorneys asked the court to release Belov on 5-million rubles bail (about $105,000).

Investigators believe that Belov (Potkin) was involved in laundering money embezzled from BTA Bank by its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov. Ablyazov who allegedly defrauded BTA Bank for more than $6 billion left Kazakhstan for the UK where he was granted political asylum in 2011.

The Kazakh government acquired in 2009 a stake in defaulted BTA Bank, which came under the control of its sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. Ablyazov was on the run for more than a year after he had been sentenced by a London court to 22 months in jail for contempt.

Ablyazov was arrested in July 2013 in France. Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine are seeking his extradition. Last January a court in Aix-en-Provence gave priority to the application filed by Russia where a criminal case was opened against banker. However, in April a French appeals court blocked the extradition of Ablyazov due to procedural error.