The former owner of the Cherkizovsky market was detained in Montenegro

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Former owner and director of the Cherkizovsky market Telman Ismailov was detained in Montenegro on the basis of a warrant issued by Russia. This is reported by the Montenegrin edition Vijesti.

“Billionaire from Azerbaijan Telman Ismailov was detained in Podgorica on a search warrant issued by the Russian Federation,” the text of the publication says. The Russian embassy in Montenegro told RIA Novosti that they had not received any official information about the arrest. The businessman’s lawyer Marina Rusakova said that she also did not have reliable information about this.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation later told the agency that the department was in the process of a criminal case on charges of Ismailov in organizing the murder of two entrepreneurs and a number of other cases. “The investigation is awaiting documentary confirmation of the information about the detention of Telman Ismailov abroad,” said the official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko.

In 2015, Ismailov was declared bankrupt in Russia, and in November 2017, the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Ismailov in absentia due to charges of organizing two murders (Article 105, Part 2 of the Criminal Code) and illegal arms trafficking (Article 222, Part 2). 1 of the Criminal Code), said his lawyer Marina Rusakova. We are talking about organizing the murder of the owner of shopping malls Vladimir Savkin and the founder of the Lyublino Motors company Yuri Brilev in May 2016, a source in the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) clarified to Vedomosti. After that, Ismailov was put on the international wanted list. As of 2019, the businessman, along with his brother Rafik Ismailov, was on the international wanted list.

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Ismailov is the founder of the AST group, which in different years owned a part of the Cherkizovsky market, the Prague restaurant on Arbat, the Voentorg office on Vozdvizhenka, etc. Telman Ismailov estimated the AST group turnover in an interview with Vedomosti at $ 2 billion, and the company – $ 3 billion. Before the start of the 2009 holiday season, Telman Ismailov opened the Mardan Palace hotel in Turkey, which was called by the media “the most expensive hotel on the continent.” Soon after the loud opening of the hotel, the Cherkizovsky market in Moscow was closed. The businessman started having problems with creditors: he had to sell most of his assets, in particular, Voentorg and the project of a new hotel on Nikitsky Boulevard were sold. At the end of June this year in Montenegro, the Avala casino in Budva, registered with the son of businessman Alekper Ismailov, fell under interim measures, Kommersant reported.

In 2019, a criminal case was opened against Telman Ismailov in Switzerland under three articles at once, the newspaper reported. At that time he was suspected of committing crimes under Art. 163, 164 and 165 of the Criminal Code (fraud associated with the seizure of the debtor’s property; actual reduction of assets to the detriment of creditors and squandering of assets). The criminal case was initiated at the request of BM-Bank, the former Bank of Moscow, which was sold to VTB, after which it was integrated into the system, and the brand was finally liquidated in 2018. The bank’s statement said that in the period from September 2012 to February 2014 At that time, the existing Bank of Moscow provided three loans totaling over $ 230 million to Rusline 2000 LLC and the Dutch Tropicano Finance BV, which was part of the AST group, which controlled the Cherkizovsky market and belonged to Telman Ismailov. At the same time, Ismailov himself acted as a guarantor for loans to the bank.

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Earlier today, the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti reported on the detention in Tivat of the former head of Rosalkogolregulirovanie Igor Chuyan. Chuyan headed Rosalkogolregulirovanie for almost ten years: from the moment the organization was created in 2008 and left his post in July 2018 at his own request. In December of the same year, Chuyan became a defendant in a criminal case of abuse of power, which entailed grave consequences (part 3 of article 33 and part 2 of article 201 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, Chuyan, being the beneficiary of the United Financial Capital Bank (OFK) and Status Group, organized the issuance of bad loans and unreasonable guarantees to this company. This caused damage to the bank and its minority shareholder, lawyer Nikolai Yegorov, for a total amount of 30 billion rubles.

On December 25, 2018, the Basmanny Court of Moscow authorized the arrest of Chuyan in absentia and put him on the international wanted list. In September 2019, his property was arrested for a total of 270 million rubles, mainly real estate, in particular, a house in the Moscow region and an apartment in the center of Moscow with an area of ​​270 sq. m.


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