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АО «Городское агентство по телевидению и радиовещанию», принадлежащее городским властям, в суде заявило о намерении погасить долги радио «Эрмитаж». «Новый проспект» углубился в историю банкротства радио и обнаружил у директора радиостанции активы, стоимость которых многократно превышает размер этого долга.

В апреле 2021 года Агентство по страхованию вкладов (АСВ) подало банкротный иск к ЗАО «Радиокомпания «Культура», которому принадлежит радио «Эрмитаж». Сумма долга — 15,3 млн рублей, из которых основной долг 13,3 млн рублей и 2 млн рублей процентов. В июне 2021 года радио объявило сбор пожертвований для собственного спасения. Нашелся даже предприниматель Антон Ромашов, который вызвался перевести нужную сумму и даже подал соответствующее заявление в суд. Однако впоследствии, как рассказывал бизнесмен изданию «Фонтанка.ру», собственник радио попросил отказаться от участия в погашении долга, заявив, что вопрос будет решен без него, и это действительно произошло. 19 октября с разрешения Арбитражного суда Петербурга и Ленинградской области в дело вступили городские власти в лице АО «Городское агентство по телевидению и радиовещанию» (ГАТР). До середины ноября ГАТР, закончившее, по данным СПАРК, прошлый год с чистым убытком в 145 млн рублей, деньгами налогоплательщиков может погасить долги ЗАО «Радиокомпания «Культура».

За что собирается платить Смольный?

Радио «Эрмитаж» — многолетний проект и любимое детище Татьяны Бажановой, супруги бывшего владельца и главы Международного банка Санкт-Петербург Сергея Бажанова. Поэтому история банкротства ЗАО «Радиокомпания «Культура» неразрывно связана с банкротством МБСП. В последний день октября 2018 года Центральный банк отозвал лицензию

Суд по иску АСВ признал банкротом главу радио «Эрмитаж»

Радио «Эрмитаж» на шаг приблизилось к своему банкротству. Арбитражный суд Петербурга и Ленобласти 10 сентября признал банкротом Татьяну Бажанову, гендиректора ЗАО «Радиокомпания «Культура»», которое владеет радиостанцией.

Информация об этом появилась в электронной картотеке арбитражных дел. Суд первой инстанции вынес определение о признании Бажановой банкротом и ввел реструктуризацию ее долгов.

В апреле 2021 года с заявлением о несостоятельности супруги бывшего владельца Международного банка «Санкт-Петербург» (МБСПб) Сергея Бажанова в арбитраж обратилось Агентство по страхованию вкладов (АСВ) в качестве конкурсного управляющего лопнувшего банка. АСВ потребовало от нее 44,5 млн рублей.

Параллельно агентство подало иск о банкротстве ЗАО «Радиокомпания «Культура»» на общую сумму 15,3 млн рублей. У владельцев компании нет возможности выплатить эту сумму. Сейчас фирма находится под наблюдением. Апелляционный суд рассматривает одну из ее жалоб.

В начале июня владельцы радио «Эрмитаж» открыли сбор пожертвований на сайте «Планета.ру», чтобы покрыть долг. Сейчас собрано почти 3,9 млн из необходимых 15 млн рублей. Кроме того, с предложением погасить долги радиостанции выступил Антон Ромашов. Главный редактор «Эрмитажа» Татьяна Бажанова сказала «Фонтанке», что у радио хорошие отношения с предпринимателем, ей известно о его намерении, но решение по нему еще не принято.

МБСПб Сергея Бажанова потерпел крах в 2018 году. АСВ пытается вернуть под крыло разоренного банка имущество и активы, переданные командой бывшего владельца в сторонние организации. Речь может идти о девяти миллиардах рублей. В череде таких шагов как раз и возникло уголовное дело против Бажанова. Возбудить его удалось лишь с пятого раза, а формальное обвинение было предъявлено только спустя год после этого.

В июле 2021 года суд заочно арестовал Бажанова по делу о хищении 5 млрд рублей. Сейчас экс-банкир находится за границей. Его российские активы, в том числе особняк на Каменном острове и автомобиль «Бентли», постепенно распродаются на торгах.

Источник: fontanka.ru

Sergey Bazhanov was accused in absentia of fraud on a particularly large scale

The former owner of the International Bank of St. Petersburg (IBSP) and ex-senator of the Federation Council Sergey Bazhanov was arrested in absentia by the Vyborg District Court of St. Petersburg. The banker, who is located outside Russia, is accused of embezzling funds from a credit institution in the amount of more than 5 billion rubles. Earlier, Sergey Bazhanov was also charged with falsifying financial documents of the IBSP.

 The Vyborg District Court of St. Petersburg has detained in absentia the former chairman of the management Board and ex-owner of IBSP Sergey Bazhanov on charges of fraud on a particularly large scale (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). This was reported by the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg. According to the investigation, the banker, together with unidentified accomplices, stole IBSP money in the amount of over 5.1 billion rubles. For this purpose, deliberately fictitious documents were issued under the guise of making international transactions for the supply of grain crops using irrevocable uncovered letters of credit of the bank. Now Sergey Bazhanov is outside of Russia. As a preventive measure, the court chose arrest for 30 days from the moment of his detention or extradition to the territory of the country.

IBSP lost its license to conduct banking operations in October 2019. The reason for this, as explained in the Central Bank, was a "risky business model", which led to the formation of "a significant amount of problem assets, including derivative financial instruments and unconfirmed (fake) claims against non-resident companies." Before the revocation of the license, the functions of the temporary administration in the bank were performed for six months by the Deposit Insurance Agency, which discovered operations that had signs of asset withdrawal. The "hole" in the bank's capital in 2019 was estimated at 13.1 billion rubles. Triumph JSC, owned by Sergey Bazhanov (owned about 7% of the IBSP), reached the Supreme Court, trying to challenge the loss of the license, but he sided with the Central Bank.

In the statement of the DIA on bringing to subsidiary responsibility the persons controlling the IBSP(available to Kommersant), it is said that the deterioration of the bank's financial situation was influenced by the formation of obviously non-refundable loan debt of legal entities that do not carry out real economic activities.

In addition, it refers to the assignment of non-revalued rights of claims to the company Simec Group Limited in favor of the Cyprus Hervel Investments Limited controlled by the bank. This structure was a minority shareholder of IBSPand belonged to Alexander Zuev, the brother of Sergey Bazhanov's wife, Tatyana Bazhanova. The DIA also reported on the opening and payment of letters of credit, the fulfillment of obligations under which was transferred to Hervel Investments Limited, as well as the hidden lending of IBSPto a Cyprus company through the purchase of credit notes (a type of bonds linked to a credit agreement) by UBS AG London.

Sergey Bazhanov is also a person involved in a criminal case on falsification of financial documents of accounting and reporting of a financial organization (Article 172.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), which was initiated in 2019. Earlier this year, he was charged in absentia with committing a crime, and in April he was put on the international wanted list. As part of this case, the second investigative department of the GSU of the Investigation Committee of Russia sought to arrest the banker, but the Primorsky District Court of St. Petersburg refused this request, drawing attention to the fact that he left the country even before the initiation of this criminal case.

The lawyer of Sergey Bazhanov, Alexander Meleshko, told Kommersant that he had appealed the decision to detain the banker in the St. Petersburg City Court.

"Sergey Bazhanov cannot be placed under arrest, since the use of such a preventive measure is prohibited in economic matters, and the accusation of embezzlement is only an excuse to justify the Central Bank's obtaining control over a private credit institution," he believes. In addition, there are no grounds to believe that the banker is hiding from the investigation, which was established by the Primorsky District Court, the lawyer noted, adding that no one was sent to his client for investigative actions. "The judge of the Vyborg District Court looked at the whole process on the phone, which gives the impression that the decision was pushed through the second time," Mr. Meleshko sums up.

Source: Kommersant.ru

A court in St. Petersburg arrested ex-senator Sergei Bazhanov in absentia

The Vyborg District Court has arrested in absentia the former president of the International Bank of St. Petersburg (IBSP) Sergey Bazhanov in a fraud case. The investigation believes that the businessman stole more than 5 billion rubles from his bank.

As the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg reports on July 16, according to the investigation, no later than October 10, 2017, Bazhanov used irrevocable uncovered letters of credit of the bank allegedly to make international transactions for the supply of grain crops, issued fictitious documents and stole at least 5.1 billion rubles from the IBSP.

Bazhanov is hiding abroad from the preliminary investigation. As a preventive measure, he was arrested for a period of 30 days from the moment of detention or extradition to his homeland.

IBSP's problems began in the fall of 2018, a year later the credit institution was declared bankrupt. At the same time, it turned out that the ex-senator and banker in the past was a state security officer, served for a third of a century and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

The bank was taken over by the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA). It is trying to return the property and assets transferred by Bazhanov's team to third-party organizations under the wing of the IBSP. We can talk about 9 billion rubles that have left the account of a financial organization. In a series of such steps, a criminal case against Sergei Bazhanov just arose. Moreover, it was even possible to initiate it only from the fifth time, and the formal charge was brought only a year after that.

The DIA is gradually paying off the bank's clients through the sale of Bazhanov's assets, including a mansion on Kamenny Island and a Bentley car. Recently, the agency demanded that CJSC Radio Company Kultura, which owns Radio Hermitage, associated with the Bazhanov family, be declared bankrupt.

Source: Fontanka.ru

The amount of the claim, which will be answered by the bankers, is 12.2 billion rubles.

The DIA plans to attract the owners and top management of the International Bank of St. Petersburg( IBSP), which had its license revoked in 2018, according to the telegram channel "Truba pod Neglinnaya".

According to the channel, among the defendants in the claim for 12.2 billion rubles are the former owner of the bank and chairman of the Management Board Sergey Bazhanov, ex — members of the management Board Maxim Anishchenkov and Tatyana Berezhanskaya, as well as former members of the Board of directors Tatyana Bazhanova and Alexander Zuev.

IBSP had its license revoked in October 2018. The Central Bank has identified a "hole" in the bank's balance sheet of 15.5 billion rubles. Then, in 2018, the reason given for the deplorable state of affairs in the bank by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation was "the use of a risky business model", because of which "a significant amount of problem assets" was formed on the balance sheet of the credit institution, which led to "a complete loss of the bank's own funds". In 2019, the bank was declared bankrupt.

In December last year, the Investigative Committee for the North-West opened a criminal case against the president and owner of IBSP Sergey Bazhanov on the falsification of financial statements. He was charged in January 2021 in absentia, as the ex-banker is abroad.

Earlier, Novy Prospekt reported that Sergey Bazhanov and Tatiana Bazhanova were reinstated on the register of creditors of the first stage of their bank through the court and demand the return of almost 1 billion rubles to them as individual depositors.

Source Nevsky Prospekt