Bribes and backing the business is a standard business case of modern cloak-and-dagger agents
Anti-corruption scandal occurred around the Russian FSS’ Department “K” in the end of April keeps spinning up and it looks as if it is just a beginning. First, the arrests of FSS Colonel Cyril Cherkalin heading the 2nd “bank” department of the FSS and two of his subordinates, then “quiet” dismissal of 27 officers (https://www.znak.com/2019-04-
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Question: how far the corruption fighters are ready (will be allowed) to go?
Presently the Internal Security Inspectorate “rats out” only the colonels, however the mass media ask the question if their supervisors were in the mix or they just missed it. If such treasures are discovered in the safe apartments of “ordinary” colonels, how much their supervisors should earn? Or the colonels, as Lenta.ru (https://lenta.ru/articles/2019/04/20/sledaki2/) suspects, acted just like «beholders» of the security service common fund, i.e. they were just responsible for maintaining cash pool? And the most important is: where do these strings run and who is next? A lot of questions could be asked. The clouds are piling up over FSS.
New turn in the scandal around the security officers and new accusations against them are worded in the Kantemir Karamzin’s message to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin that the former wrote in the remand centre (the text of the message and audio recording with details are available to the desk). At this time the shadow cast on the police and court department “M” and its chiefs. “I am forced to ask the President of the Russian Federation for help”, – writes the lawyer in his letter to the President. He continues: “Here they (FSS General Aleksey Dorofeev and immediate performer Sergey Natarov. – “NG”) are slowly killing me every day with no legal grounds… Unfortunately, I am not a fearless hero and am scared to openly give the names of almighty security officers, but I have no choice.”
High-profile arrest of the lawyer by the FSS Department “M” officers took place in Moscow on 10 April. Investigator of the Investigative Committee of Russia E. Kadyrov – as Karamzin writes – accused the lawyer in fraudulent practices (Part 3 of Article 39, Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) on the case on private 12-year old lawsuit with the biographer of the President of the Russian Federation Oleg Blotsky, who borrowed over $200 thousand from Kantemir Karamzin in 2007.
Prosecution is of the opinion that the signature on one of the loan agreements is forged regardless the decision of the Cheremushkinsky Moscow Court dated 29 January 2013 where Karamzin is acknowledged to be the winner of that dispute and nine abdications of the courts of various instances to reconsider this decision in 2014-2018.
Balashikhinsky City Court arrested Kantemir Karamzin (http://www.aif.ru/society/law/ohota_na_sudey_komu_vygoden_arest_yurista_karamzina) and placed him into the remand centre No. 8 of Sergiev Posad until 27 July. Taking into custody and arrest were accompanied by non-motivated severity and horrendous even for Russian Themis number of violations of the law, that is reflected in appeal petitions of the lawyers and mass media publication. (https://versia.ru/gromkoe- zaderzhanie-yurista-kantemira-karamzina-vse-bolshe-napominaet-istoriyu-magnitskogo?%20fbclid=IwAR2HB2gDQtxLyi5wUJMqqGcydirhLzKyJ5X2zvtsbygpab2VdiCpafoBqDY).
Insulin-dependent lawyer – according to the publication – was tortured with hunger and sleep, he was not provided with medicine and eye glasses, he was placed into the ward with two jailbirds, they refused to provide medical care to the person in pre-stroke condition. According to Kantemir Karamzin, he was taken to the remand centre with a large convoy consisting of FSS officers not below a Major.
Why whole department of almighty special service had been allocated for development of a lawyer on the case that is insignificant from legal point of view.
As Kantemir Karamzin represents in his letter, he forfeited his freedom because he dared to affect financial interests of FSS General Aleksey Dorofeev, who a number of times appeared in anti-corruption publications on the high-profile case of ex-head of (https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/2018/04/22/76280-kto-rulit-katkom) Serpukhovsky district Alexander Shestun.
Again, according to Karamzin, the General fulfils the order of billionaires Voronin and Kopelev – the owners of large Moscow developing companies FSK “Lider” and DSK-1 – as an assistance in commercial dispute.
Shortly before that Kantemir Karamzin won a number of arbitration actions against the construction oligarchs for 15 Billion Roubles, CHF250 Million as per the Vladimir Kopelev’s Promissory Bond to KITHIA LIMITED defending the interests of Canadian investor Mark Richards, who has been running business with Kopelev and Voronin since 1992, and another CHF241 Million under his agreement with Kopelev dated 27 July 2010, when he was a business partner to the latter in the past.
The lawyer is of the opinion that in order not to repay the creditors’ debts Kopelev and Voronin decided to take the enterprise apart and bankrupt it. In June 2016, they moved Kopelev’s assets abroad, transferred the AO DSK-1 shares to Voronin and legendary plant was split into five limited liability companies. As the lawyer represents, the developers intended to implement new profitable project on the released land.
Karamzin and Richards stopped splitting the enterprise through legal action. Activity on splitting AO DSK-1 and transferring the shares to Vladimir Voronin prior to bankruptcy deemed suspicious and were stopped, the shares were seized, the ex-Director of DSK-1 was declared bankrupt and his property was arrested.
Significant money were at stake. This is a quotation from Kantemir Karamzin’s letter to the President: “In the end of February the FSS Colonel Natarov S.V. called me for a meeting at a restaurant and during the private talk passed me ultimatum that allegedly was originating from Dorofeev. According to Natarov, his superiors demanded me to lose the case at the Moscow Arbitration Court, where I demanded to forbid Voronin and Kopelev to split AO DSK-1 into five small firms and sell the enterprise in small parts. During the same conversation Natarov “in a friendly manner” recommended to leave Russia, what I did.”
However, the rope was already tightening up. “I spent about a month abroad, I called Natarov, but failed to get explanations about my fault in respect of Russian FSS.” – tells the lawyer.
Determinative sitting of Moscow Arbitration Court on the case of the Declaration of the Invalidity of the Deal on transferring the shares of AO DSK-1 to Vladimir Voronin before the incurrence of Kopelev’s liabilities to KITHIA LIMITED was scheduled for 10 April.
The lawyer realised the danger, but decided to return to Moscow. The result is that the FSS officers “received” him right at the court entrance.
In his letter, audio recording, interrogation protocol and speech given during the consideration of the appeal on the pre-trial restriction at Moscow Regional court the lawyer Kantemir Karamzin insists he became a victim of a provocation of the Department “M” officers of Russian FSS. The story with the writer Blotsky is legally invalid, it will collapse in any court and is dragged as a formal reason to place him into jail. Real purpose is to ruin the arbitration case on the complaints of KITHIA LIMITED to business men Kopelev and Voronin and help them save 15 Billion. The lawyer believes that the security services officers fulfil an order and pursue personal interests. Through his friends and acquaintances he submitted from the remand centre and published on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/friendsgroupkk/) a call to collect information on illegal activity of the clients and executives on his case and listed all the names and positions.
Presently Kantemir Karamzin is “marinated” in tough conditions at remand centre, “I learnt the lesson – one should not pursue the protégé of General Dorofeev A.N.” – writes Karamzin in his letter. The lawyer believes that the FSS officers demonstratively punish him to show the business where serious money issues should be resolved. According to him, by doing so the “greymen” are trying to replace the judicial power and take all significant financial flows under own control.
A hearing of the Moscow City Court on the KITHIA LIMITED’S claim on collection of a debt under the Promissory Bond for CHF250 Million was held on 22 April. Prior to the sitting the FSS officers submitted a requirement to Mark Richards through a lawyer to waive these complaints, otherwise his partner and lawyer Kantemir Karamzin will not get out of here alive. Notwithstanding the expert conclusion on the genuineness of the Promissory Bond Mark Richards instructed KITHIA LIMITED to withdraw the complaint against Kopelev. Fearing the pursuit of the security service officers Richards left Russia.
This is the way the business that brings income not only to business men works.
Attn..: the President of the Russian Federation, V.V. Putin
from Karamzin Kantemir Feliksovich arrested at the remand centre No. 8 of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Moscow Province
Dear Mr Putin!
I am forced to ask the President of the Russian Federation for help as your “favourite” – as he describes it – FSS General Aleksey Dorofeev kills me with immediate participation of his personal minion Colonel Sergey Natarov.
Unfortunately, I am not fearless hero and am scared to openly give the names of almighty security officers, but I have no choice – they are killing me.
I am an ordinary person, same as you, Mr Putin, I was born in the USSR on 7 October in an ordinary family of an officer and a teacher. I grew up in a military camp and then went in for the law. I did not work as a public officer. I did not steal public money. I have no real estate abroad, neither do I have passports of other countries. Family. Kids as many of us have.
I have been working in Russian courts representing the interests of my clients for almost 30 years.
I have been dying in prison since 12 April, where I was escorted from a hospital room with a large convoy consisting of FSS officers not below a Major.
Such “great honour” to me is done because I dared to disturb financial interest of FSS General Aleksey Dorofeev.
Aleksey Dorofeev acts insolently and cynically against the order of two citizens of the Republic of Malta, billionaires Voronin and Kopelev (real name is Glukhman).
Voronin and Kopelev are the owners of large Moscow developing entities – FSK group of companies (previously FSK “Lider) and AO “DSK-1.”
Dorofeev uses Oleg Blotsky – the author of the first biography of the President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. – as an official cover for my arrest.
Mr Putin, trust me, I am not a bad lawyer. I know, understand and love the Law and I was rendered speechless how disparagingly easy this profiteer destroyed my life and thrust me into jail hiding under the shoulder marks of the FSS officer and acting in his own commercial interests.
Here he is slowly killing me every day with no legal grounds.
The fact of the matter is that I won numerous judicial disputes against the abovementioned Maltese billionaires defending the interests of my client – Canadian business man Mark Richards – who has been working in Russia since 1992.
In the end of February, the FSS Colonel Natarov S.V. called me for a meeting at a restaurant and during the private talk passed me ultimatum that allegedly was originating from Dorofeev.
According to Natarov, his superiors demanded me to lose the case at the Moscow Arbitration Court, where I demanded to forbid Voronin and Kopelev to split AO DSK-1 into five small firms and sell the enterprise in small parts.
During the same conversation Natarov “in a friendly manner” recommended to leave Russia, what I did.
I spent about a month abroad. I wrote and called Natarov, but failed to get explanations about my fault in relation to Russian FSS.
On 9 April, naively believing in my legal knowledge and national justice I returned to Moscow. It turned out this was a silly act as I thought that the times when a person could have been imprisoned and put to death in a snap of a finger of an officer of NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) bite the dust.
On 10 April, I was taken into custody as per personal instruction of Dorofeev A.N., I was arrested at the entrance to the courtroom of the Moscow Arbitration Court, where the case to prohibit Voronin and Kopelev to split DSK-1 into small parts should have been heard.
As an official occasion for my arrest Investigator Kadyrov brought the charge that in 2007, i.e. over 12 years ago, I have allegedly forged the signature of Oleg Blotsky on a loan agreement.
Kadyrov represents that by forging the signature I have convinced the courts of all instances including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to deliver a decision that Oleg Blotsky owes me large sum of money.
The scent of spice here is not only in the name of investigator.
Actually, Oleg Blotsky is a worldwide famous journalist, who wrote the first biography of the second President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin in 2001.
It would be amusing if it were not so sad.
The mountain has brought forth a mouse!
The above means that in order to organise my detention a department of FSS headed by General Dorofeev developed insignificant version with forging the signature based on which they wiped out their boots with my life.
General Dorofeev A.N., being absolutely serious on his occupational title, represents that 12 years ago, being reasonable and experienced lawyer, I have picked a world-famous journalist, personal biographer of the President of Russia as a victim.
According to the version developed under the supervision of Dorofeev A.N. I failed to find a richer and less famous person and forged Blotsky’s signature on the loan agreement; what is more unbelievable that “silly” courts of the Russian Federation turned to be helpless in front of such primitive counterfeit and decided in my favour by mistake.
This is what accusal reads.
Dorofeev considers it possible to correct the mistake with Kadyrov’s hands.
My client Mark Richards was forced to leave Russia. Having pushed all his matters he is waiting with fear for the results of the execution of his lawyer.
Dear President of the Russian Federation!
Dear Mr Putin!
I beg you for mercy!
Please stop Dorofeev A.N.!
He is not supposed to get involved into a commercial dispute – this is not an issue of the safety of Russia, this is his personal interest!
The issue of forging the signature on the loan agreement raised between two persons in 2007 is not the question of competence of the FSS of the Russian Federation!
Dear Mr Putin, I did not forge the signature of your first biographer in 2007.
Please release me from jail.
I feel very bad and just want to die among my kids and my family.
I learnt the lesson – one should not pursue the protégé of General Dorofeev A.N.
With the tears in my eyes, I acknowledge and realise that whatever methods we – all the citizens of our country, including me and you, dear Mr Putin – employ to do “what is best”, unfortunately the tragedy of absolute power of 1917-1937 fanatics guilty in the death of millions of innocent people repeats as a farce as per the law of historic development as a mayhem of their successors turning into profiteers, primitive profiteers of justice.
Dear Mr Putin!
Please excuse me for repetitions.
I beg you for mercy!
K. Karamzin, 16 May 2019
Remand Centre No. 8, ward 40, Sergiev-Posad, Moscow Province