The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation posted on its website under the heading "Attention wanted" a card on businessman, British citizen Dmitry Tsvetkov, son-in-law of State Duma deputy from "United Russia", member of the defense committee Rinat Khairov. Earlier (from 2007 to 2010) Khairov was an adviser to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Serdyukov. Earlier, the telegram channel VChK-OGPU reported that Tsvetkov is a defendant in the case of large-scale embezzlement of funds of the NPO Experimental Design Bureau. MP Simonov "(OKB" Sokol "). We are talking about the funds allocated by the state for the creation of a reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Part of this money went to accounts associated with Tsvetkov in England, where he has long lived with his wife, the daughter of the deputy Khairova Elsina. Elsina is also a British citizen.

Дмитрий Цветков managed to find out that Tsvetkov and Khairova did not stop at the theft of OKB Sokol. Entrepreneur Alexei Streletsky accused them of fraud for several million dollars. Streletsky had a problem getting his funds ($ 20 million) back from Trust Bank. Tsvetkov and Elsina Khairova promised him that with the help of Rinat Khairov's influence, he would be able to return his funds. Tsvetkov and Khairova asked for several million dollars to solve his "problem" (first payment, then solution of the "problem"). At the same time, Khairova convinced Streletsky to invest in diamonds and jewelry in the Graff company. In total, Streletsky paid several million in advance. As a result, Streletsky did not repay the money, diamonds, or debt from the bank. Tsvetkov and Khairova refused to return him the advance that he paid. Streletsky filed an application to initiate a criminal case in Cyprus and Switzerland. The Cyprus court froze the assets of Tsvetkov and Khairova (bank accounts, villas in Cyprus, Dubai). Tsvetkov and Khairova got scared and asked for help from crime bosses - friends of Rinat Khairov. They intimidated Streletsky and forced him to withdraw his statement.

Розыскная карточка Цветкова

At the disposal of were Streletsky's statements, as well as a court order to freeze the assets of the criminal couple. We will publish documents in parts.

“My name is Alexey Streletsky, I come from Russia, where I live. I am an entrepreneur, and I own a business in the construction and hotel industry in Russia and Germany. I am making this statement for the purpose of filing a complaint against Dmitry Tsvetkov, originally from St. Petersburg (Russia), who lives at Artemidos Street,…., Limassol, in a residential complex (SEA GALLERY VILLAS). As far as I understand, Dmitry Tsvetkov is a Russian citizen who obtained Cypriot citizenship on 04/18/2016 on the basis of an exceptional naturalization scheme for non-Cypriot investors / entrepreneurs. I am filing this complaint because I am convinced that Dmitry Tsvetkov cheated me and received money from me fraudulently under the following circumstances: Somewhere in 2015, I found myself in a difficult situation in connection with an investment I made in Russia. In particular, one of my companies, Stream Ventures Ltd, invested in the period 2011-2014. in credit notes (Credit Loan Notes) of the TRUST bank in Russia. The owners of the bank suggested that I invest in the above financial products, which were issued to increase the bank's capital in the form of a subordinated loan. I was a good client of the bank, agreed and invested $ 20 million. To secure the above loan, an agreement was signed with the company of owners, which was called TIB INVESTMENTS LIMITED (TIB INVESTMENTS LIMITED); it is a Cyprus company with registration number 170030 (TIB). They were obliged to repay this loan on demand. However, in December 2014, the bank declared its financial insolvency, and by decision of the Central Bank of Russia, the subordinated loan was canceled in February 2015. This happened, of course, in violation of the terms of the loan agreement. I have already appointed lawyers in Russia and appealed the decisions of the Central Bank of Russia and filed a lawsuit against TIB in London, but to no avail. Around February 2016, I was in Cyprus and met with Dmitry Tsvetkov. I was introduced to Dmitry by Shamil Ediev, who informed me that there is a person in Cyprus who has the necessary connections and can help me. Dmitry Tsvetkov introduced himself to me as a professional lawyer and said that he specializes in commercial disputes. He also informed me that he had made enough money during his practice in commercial litigation as a lawyer and now owns a diamond trading company and also owns shares in many foreign companies. According to him, in the last case that he was leading, he achieved a compromise agreement between creditors and debtors of the Regional Bank of Moscow and coped with the task with great success. He also said that he has connections and knowledge Like practically all bankers of Moscow banks, and, in my case, I am well acquainted with the owners of RCB Bank, which is one of the owners of Otkritie Bank, which in turn was appointed responsible for the rehabilitation of Trust Bank and will manage the Trust's debts ". Based on this, that is, since he knew the owners of RCB, which was associated with the bank "Otkrytie", which had the above role, he said that he would certainly be able to act as an intermediary in order to obtain payment of the amount that I had lost. He also said that the head of RCB in Cyprus was a certain Kirill, whom Dmitry Tsvetkov knew personally and was his good friend. He told me that in such cases interbank offsets are being made, that RCB has the ability to set off claims, and that since he has a good relationship with the RCB director, he will convince him to have RCB convert the claim into a promissory note issued by RCB. I explained to him that I was advised by lawyers that the securities had been illegally canceled, but this issue should be resolved in court, that it takes time and money for the services of lawyers, etc., and the outcome of the case (as well as the amount time and costs) will depend on the position of my opponents in court. Dmitry Tsvetkov asked not to worry and to trust him. He assured that if he took up this case, he would solve it much faster. When I asked about the amount of his remuneration, he said that he wanted to receive 10% of the amount that we would receive as compensation, but also warned that he would need funds to cover various expenses related to my case, including air tickets, funds for organizing meetings, gifts to the right people and, in general, to finance negotiations. Additionally, he informed me that he has connections with agents in London who could provide information on how the bank used my funds and find private correspondence between the founders and major shareholders, as well as information about their assets. All this was required for use in negotiations. Taking all this into account, he told me that I can expect at least 70% refund of my claims, and that in addition he will refund me any funds that I paid to cover the costs. He gave me the impression of a knowledgeable, strong person with the means to achieve quick results for me. He also promised to provide me with a plan (as he called it himself) outlining the strategy for the case. Later, I met with him several times in Cyprus and London. In Cyprus, he rode an expensive Rolls-Royce and organized yacht trips for me. He also told me that he owns a private jet. He gave me the impression of a very successful and wealthy lawyer and businessman with connections to bankers and access to the Trust Bank, which can help me. The outward manifestations of his personality, as well as the fact that he introduced himself to me as the owner of a diamond business, made me trust him. In connection with this case, I made a total of 10 payments, including 9 payments directly to Dmitry Tsvetkov and one payment on 16/2/2016 in the amount of £ 30,000 to the company that Dmitry Tsvetkov pointed out to me, saying that I should pay and that it belonged to a certain Max Skachko, a man he wanted to use in London to get information. Subsequently, I learned that Max Skachko was Dmitry Tsvetkov's personal accountant, and it seems that this company was named after his wife. From February to early June 2016, I paid him $ 900,000 and another £ 83,000, of which £ 53,000 in person and £ 30,000 for information. During this time, I asked him if he had prepared a plan and if he could give me a copy of the plan and inform me of the results of his actions. He replied that it was too early and that he could not show me the plan and the information he had collected because it was extremely confidential and he could not disclose it because it concerns other people, as he said.

In June 2016, Dmitry Tsvetkov announced to me that he was ready to organize negotiations with Trust to pay off my debt. Although Dmitry Tsvetkov previously received money from me without receipts and the conclusion of contracts, in June 2016 he insisted on signing a contract for consulting services. He told me that it was necessary to sign this agreement in order to agree in writing about our share of the profits, in case we achieve offset. When I asked him about the money I paid him, he told me that he spent it organizing these meetings and hiring the aforementioned agents. I objected to him, saying that the costs seemed excessive to me. He told me that he could account for every dollar he spent and that he had all the relevant documents he would give me, but he never provided them. I insisted and said that I would not believe all these expenses if I did not see the evidence. He replied that he would provide them to me, and in the next learning errors, all costs will be corrected in the contract, and the remaining amount will be returned to my account. He also noted that clause 8 of the treaty is mandatory, otherwise he would be required to pay tax in the United Kingdom of which he is a citizen, and that there would be doubts about the legality of transferring funds from me to his account. He insisted that if I did not sign the contract in this form, then the funds that I spent would be lost and the negotiations would be terminated. If I signed the contract, I would receive 50% of my debt. He prepared this document and gave it to me for signing. I had no choice but to sign this agreement, despite the inaccuracies in it, as I detail below. I had to sign the contract under his pressure. He kept telling me that he was the de facto owner of a large company like Graf, that he had connections, and that he was my only hope of getting my money back from Trust. I could not imagine that a person of this status could deceive me. I am attaching a signed copy of the agreement.

After signing the contract, he asked me for additional funds, claiming that they would be kept in his client account, and that no amount would be spent without my consent, and he would provide me with all receipts for expenses. I transferred him another $ 600,000 and expected him to send me a receipt, as is the practice in law firms. Then I constantly asked him about my case, to which he replied that he was very busy with important negotiations and would finish everything in a month. In November, I told him that I could not wait any longer, because for a year now I had not seen any expenditure documents and had not received a single proposal for debt repayment. In essence, I stated that I would not continue to fund the process until Dmitry Tsvetkov introduces me to the persons with whom he is negotiating and reports the expenses in the amount of USD 1,200,000. In response, Dmitry Tsvetkov said that he was not involved in this case and that I owed him 600,000 US dollars for consulting services. I told him to return all the money, which he refused to do. He added that I will be suing him for 10 years, and he will not give me anything, because he knows everyone in Cyprus and will “buy” everyone. I recently learned that he was never a lawyer or the owner of Graff, and that all my money remained in his accounts. I also learned that he did not pay anyone for these appointments and that there were no expenses.

Tomasz Wisniewski

To be continued