THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DEMANDS TO CONVICT THE EX-OWNER OF THE INTERTORG TRADING HOUSE FOR 8 YEARS

THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DEMANDS TO CONVICT THE EX-OWNER OF THE INTERTORG TRADING HOUSE FOR 8 YEARS

THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DEMANDS TO CONVICT THE EX-OWNER OF THE INTERTORG TRADING HOUSE FOR 8 YEARS
On April 24, 2024, the verdict of the co-owner, financial director and lawyer of Intertorg Trading House is to be announced. All three are involved in a criminal case of fraud related to the theft of 8 billion credit funds received from Sberbank (Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The prosecution requests that the court sentence the co-owner of the company, Allahverdi Abdullayev, to a real 8-year sentence in a penal colony. The prosecutor's office requested a similar punishment for Marianna Levintova, who held the post of financial director. Both can also be fined 1 million rubles.

The third person involved in the case, Igor Zacherinsky, held the position of a lawyer at Intertorg Trading House. He insists that he is a victim. According to him, the company still owes him about 160 million. Acting as a supplier, he did not count the payment from Intertorg. However, the investigation believes that the lawyer is facing 7.5 years in prison and also asks to be punished with a fine of 1 million rubles, Kommersant writes.

In February 2020, Rusbankrot wrote about the bankruptcy of Intertorg. The company, which had been operating for about 17 years, began liquidation and was declared insolvent in a simplified manner. The company, which acted as a leading partner of the Spar trading network in Russia, owed its creditors over 17 billion rubles. Prior to that, the company had a 10.3% share in the food market in St. Petersburg and more than 450 outlets.

In May 2021, it became clear that Sberbank could play a key role in the bankruptcy of the company. As Rusbankrot reported, the credit institution managed to change the bankruptcy trustee, approving "its" representative for this role. By that time, the contract worth 8.1 billion, under which several companies acted as guarantors (Adastra, Eurobusiness, Nevsky Logistics and the LAWSUIT) became the basis for a criminal case initiated two months earlier.

Recall that Allahverdi Abdullayev is the brother of the key owner of Intertorg, Mushvig Abdullayev. Until 2019, it was Allahverdi who owned 1% of the capital of the parent company that managed the TD. Subsequently, the share passed to Mushvig, who was put on the federal wanted list in November 2020. He is also suspected of major fraud related to evading contractual obligations to business partners (Part 7 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).


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09.04.2024