rucriminal.info publishes the third part of the investigation on the connections of the capital authorities and the mafia. Annually from the city budget billions of rubles go to the company "Mercator", which owns the "right hand" of the authority of Semen Mogilevich (Don Simeon), wanted by Interpol, Stanislav Nikolaev. The latter is a member of the government of Moscow and the GBU Avtodor.
In the first part of the investigation rucriminal.info told that for money laundering Mogilevich and Nikolayev created dozens of firms in different countries, through which hundreds of millions, if not billions of "dirty" 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.
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. rucriminal.info publishes copies of the pages of this report dedicated to Nikolayev.
In the second part of the investigation, rucriminal.info described how international intelligence agencies, including the FBI, conducted a large-scale operation against the mafia empire of Don Simeon, after which Mogilevich and Nikolayev hastily returned to Russia. Without a case they did not stay here, in particular, the company "Mercator" appeared, one of the co-owners of which was the leader of the Solntsevo group Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas). Supervises this structure and its "face" is all the same Nikolaev. And in this, frankly mafia structure, the Moscow authorities, led by Sergei Sobyanin, pumped billions of rubles. Which is not surprising. With the "Mercator" is closely related deputy Sobyanin Peter Biryukov. There is a "Mercator" and another "guardian angel." This is the head of the Moscow City Administration "Roads" Alexander Oreshkin. Let us turn to examples of this frank friendship between the mafia "Mercator" and the Moscow authorities.
No matter how the Moscow authorities redrawn Moscow last summer, and in the first snowfall, it again rose. And it's not surprising - there are more bottlenecks. And not all Muscovites are ready to replace the comfort of a warmed-up car with mud and slush of the streets or a crush in a crowded, sneezing and sweaty subway. In winter, the problems only intensified.
But on the eve of winter and the coming snowfalls, the city officials were full of optimism. The deputy mayor Petro Biryukov in October said that 15 thousand units of specialized communal equipment are ready to go to the streets of the city. And if it is required, their number can grow up to 19 thousand altogether. Nearly 150 mobile and more than 50 stationary snow melting points with total capacity of more than half a million cubic meters per day are ready for snow reclamation.
The total number of finished equipment, of course, is impressive - this is a full-fledged division. But where was all this technique in the strongest snowfalls, is unknown. They certainly caused nine-point traffic jams and a lot of traffic accidents. And after all the road-vehicles, preparing for the season, planned the purchase of 210 units of equipment worth more than 2 billion rubles.
Such resources are allocated for the acquisition of liquids and solids dispensers very necessary on the eve of winter, watering and washing machines, snow loaders, etc. But even now those who closely follow the capital market do not exclude that the specifications for the supply of equipment indicated characteristics, tailored to specific manufacturers. Traditionally high prices and prices are claimed as the initial maximum. For example, sweepers in the GBU "Avtodor" are ready to purchase more than 12 million per unit. At a time when Russian producers offer them at a price of about 6.5 million rubles.Among the requirements, the Department for Competition Policy of Moscow indicated ... and what is established by Article 14 of Federal Law No. 44-FZ. If you translate from bureaucratic to Russian, this article prohibits admission to tenders of products that are created abroad.
Since the creation of the "Highways", most tenders for the supply of road and utility equipment within the state contracts are won by the same company - LLC "Mercator Holding". Less often, tidbits are taken by ZAO Kominvest-AKMT. These two companies have a long-standing relationship with the Department of Housing and Communal Services of Moscow. For example, in the period from 2015 to 2017, LLC "Mercator Holding" concluded 14 state contracts for the supply of specialized equipment for a total of more than 6 billion rubles.
However, the technique, which produces "Mercator", Russian can be called very conditional. Indeed, this Kaluga company has its own manufacturing enterprise and a network of service centers. The official website reports that by the end of 2016, the plant produced more than 600 units of equipment. However, the presentation of the company in the number of its products includes: installation of a distributor of solid and liquid reagents BUCHER WINTER on the chassis and trucks of dump trucks, installation of sweepers Bucher CityFant, garbage trucks Kaoussis and in the project - garbage trucks ROS-ROCA.
That is, a conventional KAMAZ or chassis of another truck is taken, and imported installations are welded to them and connected to the electrical system. The enterprise, in fact, does not hide that the flagships of the factory "MERKATOR Kaluga" are imported models.
The strategic partner of Mercator - the Swiss company Bucher Municipal - which actually creates distributors and sweepers - calls the Kaluga enterprise in its report to the shareholders an assembly site and its plant in Kaluga. The report includes a phrase from which it follows that the CityCat 2020 is only going to and is being tested in Kaluga. And as a result, the imported Bucher CityCat 2020 is sold in Russia as a compact sweeping-vacuum VKM 2020.
When the production of these machines was opened in mid-2016, Managing Director of the company Bucher Municipal Winter AG Guido Gilletta noted that most of the components were imported from Europe. Even visually these cars are almost identical to each other.
In other words, Mercator imports imported components in the form of machine kits to the territory of Russia. Further collects them at the plant - roughly speaking, by screwing the wheels and installing attachments.
A reasonable question arises: how did the Moscow government ignore the decisions of the federal authorities? And how will it justify the discrepancy between the terms of the tender and the real state of affairs?
Moreover, in Russia there really is own production of the corresponding equipment. There are 150 plants that produce road and utility machinery. They provide jobs for more than 70 thousand people. Many of these enterprises use advanced technologies, innovative approaches, energy-saving technologies, which allows to reduce costs as much as possible and, as a result, to offer low prices. But they have virtually no chance to break into the capital market, which is de facto occupied by a Swiss company, covered by a Russian sign.
To be continued