Don Simeon's "Right Hand" in the Moscow City Hall
02.09.2020 19:55

In his time, the ringleader of the Oakha OPG, Sergei Timofeev (Sylvester), said to his comrades-in-arms: "Those who survive will live better than the gods." He himself did not find these glorious times, as he was blown up in 1995. Much more lucky was the numerous leaders of other groups - Ramenskoye Oleg Shishkanov (Shishkan), Izmaylovskaya Sergei Aksenov (Aksen), Solntsev Sergey Mikhaylov (Mikhas) and his mentor Semyon Mogilevich (Don Simeon). All of them are alive, healthy and live, indeed, no worse than the gods. Here, on November 17, 2017, all this mafia color from the 90s gathered in the Moscow City complex to celebrate the birth of Dmitry Pavlov's "authority" (Pavlik). And, of course, the security of the gangsters could not resist, so as not to arrange a jubilee showdown: with shooting, stabbing, fighting a wall on the wall. Readers should not think that only gangster affairs were discussed at the celebration. As predicted Sylvester, these mafiosi, surviving in the 90's, have long been deciding the fate of billions of rubles, including, as it turns out, the budgetary funds of Moscow. And do not look for the names of Shishkanov, Aksenov, Mogilevich among the founders and heads of companies and companies. These people prefer to stay in the shade. For public actions, they have loyal top managers, who also rule the structures sitting on budgetary funds. At the moment, the main top-manager of the mafia can safely be called the chairman of the board of directors of the company "Mercator" Stanislav Nikolaev. At the same time, he is a member of the government of Moscow and the GBU "Avtodor", which annually transfer to the structures of Nikolaev budgetary billions for the purchase of various equipment. In reality, since the late 80's Nikolaev is the "right hand" of the oldest boss of the mafia Semyon Mogilevich. It is in this capacity that Nikolaev appears in the materials of the FBI and Interpol.

Stanislav Nikolaev was born in 1951 in Donetsk, graduated from the Institute of Physical Education in Kiev, followed by the Tashkent Construction Institute. He worked as a foreman and head of the personnel department in various construction trusts, while fate in the mid-80s did not bring him down with another native of the Ukrainian SSR, Semyon Mogilevich. The latter by that time was already a successful businessman, who had made a fortune in speculating in currency, underground trade in vodka, export of antiques to the West, etc. Later, these kinds of criminal business were added to the supply of prostitutes, arms smuggling, racketeering, etc. Mogilevich became the financial director of a gigantic international criminal syndicate, which included Mafiosi from around the world. From Russia, its main participants were the leaders of the Solntsevo OPG. All of them were good at shooting, playing with muscles, threatening. And only Golovasty (another nickname of Mogilevich) was able to launder millions of "dirty" dollars and invest them in legal enterprises. Of course, he alone could not cope with such amounts of money. However, Semen had no less than half-hearted helpers, among whom Stanislav Nikolaev stood out. How to work with the "black" tax he learned while working in various Soviet construction trusts.

For money laundering, Mogilevich created dozens of firms in different countries, through which hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars, passed. Among them, for example, were the companies "EM Consulting GmbH" and "British European Marketing Ltd". In the first firm, Nikolaev headed a representative office in the USSR, and in the second he was a president. "British European Marketing Ltd" "lit up" in the decision of the Pennsylvania court in the case "The United States against Mogilevich." The documents say that the company headed by Nikolayev was registered in Cardiff (Wales) as Mogilevich's close associates and needed another money-laundering fund in London, Don Simeon-UNITED TRADE.

The main chip of the washing net of Mogilevich and Nikolayev was the use of many companies registered in different countries, but having the same name - "Arigon ltd". The main one was the Hungarian "Arigon ltd", in which, according to the report of the FBI "Eurasian organized criminal organization of Semyon Mogilevich," Stanislav Nikolayev was president.

  Here, what is said about the activities of "Arigon" in the materials of the headquarters of Interpol: "The main financial legal cover for criminal activities Mogilevich made" Arigon ltd ". Through the accounts of the bank "Royal Bankof Scotland" Mogilevich transferred 80-100 million dollars received from accounts from Russia and Hungary to accounts in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. After the money was returned back through London on accounts in Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. From these accounts, regular payments were made to Mikhail Sergey, Tamm Arnold, Mogilevich Semyon and other persons. «The money laundered by the Nikolaev-headed "Arigon" was invested in a completely legal business: he bought controlling stakes in the Hungarian defense enterprise "Armi-Koop" and the magnets manufacturing plant "Magnex". The Magnetic Plant was acquired in Canada. To sell the products of the enterprises, Mogilevich established the company "YBM Magnex", in which Nikolaev officially became vice-president.

When in 1995, the special services of almost ten countries engaged in the activities of the Arigonovs, Mogilevich began to urgently curtail their work, shifting the laundering business to the "spare airfields" of the two new structures. The first was the company "UNITED TRADE", and the second - "YBM Magnex". "YBM", with Vice-President Stanislav Nikolaev, laundered money under the guise of investment investments and even exhibited its shares on the stock exchange.

Literally to all these projects the most direct relation was "Solntsevskaya". They approved Nikolayev's purchase of Hungarian factories with funds raised from a criminal business with Mogilevich. Two Lyudmila - the wife of Sergei Mikhailov and the wife of Viktor Averin - were officially the major shareholders of YBM Magnex.

In 1998, US intelligence agencies launched an investigation into Semyon Mogilevich on suspicion of violating 46 articles of the US Criminal Code, including deception of investors. The meaning of the claims was that in 1995 Mogilevich created the company "YBM Magnex" (in which Nikolaev became vice-president) on the basis of the Canadian "Pratex Technology Inc.". By that time Pratex had already entered the stock exchange of the province of Alberta with its shares. They cost 10 Canadian cents per share. YBM immediately announced that it is the successor of Pratex, only more serious - it is investing money in the trade in magnets around the world, in oil refining, in the development of security systems for computers. The accounts showed that the profits of "YBM" are growing by leaps and bounds. Nothing else was required to investors. They began to buy shares of the company Mogilevich and Nikolaev, their value was constantly increasing

 At first, YBM entered the US stock exchange through brokerage firms, and later became its full participant. By 1998, the price of YBM shares soared from 10 cents to 18.25 Canadian dollars, and total 44 million shares were sold. And all this time depositors regularly received their interest.

On May 13, 1998, four US intelligence services - the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service - searched and seized documents at the YBM office in Pennsylvania. It was announced that all the work of "YBM" is just a scheme for laundering money. In September 1998, a fine of $ 3 million was imposed on the company. It was paid, but on May 31, 1999 a criminal case was opened against the management of YBM.

To be continued