The JSC “Fargoil” helped the management of Yukos to evade paying taxes and to conceal proceeds. The sum of the unpaid taxes for two years amounted to 200 billion. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on August 26, 2004.
On this day 17 years ago, on August 26, 2004, investigators of the Office of the Prosecutor General searched the premises of the company "Yukos-FBTs”. This firm performed accounting services for Yukos, as well as for the affiliates of this oil company. The investigative actions were carried out “within the framework of the investigation concerning the embezzlement of pecuniary assets of the Oil Company Yukos in 2001 in the amount of 31 billion using for that purpose the company “Fargoil” in Mordovia. As was announced, 50 boxes of documents with documents had been seized. That said, the representatives of the company didn’t comment on this event. In fact, their silence was quite explainable.
According to the materials of the Office of the Prosecutor General, the firm “Fargoil” (Mordovia, City Saransk) was actively used for the purpose of tax evasion and syphoning off money to offshores, which were under the control of the "transparent" management of the "transparent" company Yukos. On closer examination in arbitrations, typical for the Khodorkovsky's empire juggles were exposed.
A laundry for 200 US dollars
“The court has established that the as the sole founder of the JSC “Fargoil” in the constituent documents is mentioned the citizen Silayev Mikhail Nikolayevich, but, according to his explanation, he, apart from assignation of a Xerox copy of his passport, had no connection with the foundation, registration, and actions of the JSC “Fargoil”, he didn’t sign any founding documents, didn’t lodge money in the registration capital at the moment of the founding of the company, but, based on a promissory note, he received 200 dollars from a person that had proposed him to sign the documents. The Court also established that the registration of the JSC “Farfoil” helped the Oil company Yukos to participate in the process of tax evasion and concealment of proceeds”, so runs the ruling the Arbitration Court from September 11, 2006 (Case No A39-933/206-40/10).
Here is one more extract from the ruling of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation from October 16, 2008, No 11426/08:
"In deciding to satisfy the plaintiff's claim, the Court proceeded from the fact that the signatures in the name of the sole participant of the JSC “Fargoil” in the columns “participant of the JSC “Fargoil”, chief executive officer of the JSC “Fargoil”, below on the constituent documents (the decision No 1 from 21.05.2001, decision N0 2 from 28.05.2001), and on declaration, submitted to the administrations of the City Saransk, as well as on the title page of the statute of the JSC “Fargoil” in the name of Silayev M.N. were made not by him, but by another person which was corroborated by the conclusion of the graphological examination. This circumstance testifies that during the creation of the JSC “Fargoil” the legislation was broken, as M. Silayen didn't found it and didn't express in voluntary proceeding his will as to its creation”
So surprising was “the internal view” of the Jukos “trading affiliate” - if tomorrow an IPO were made, stock exchanges would tremble.
Nevzlin, the mastermind of murders: “Naturally, we worked on the maximum low taxes”
On the same day, on August 26, 2004, the Arbitration Court of Moscow refused to stop legal actions relating to the complaint of Yukos towards the Ministry of Taxes and Levies on declaring illegal the ruling on an additional amount of tax charges pertaining the Oil Company Yukos to the amount of 99.4 billion rubles for the year 2000.
In this context, it was announced that the Ministry of Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation were carrying out a planned examination of Yukos for the year 2002 and a repeated examination for the year 2001. The amount of the tax claims of the Ministry of Taxes and Levies of Russia towards Yukos based on the examinations for the period 2000 – 2001 was in the order of 200 billion rubles (for the year 2000 – 99.4 billion rubles, for the year 2001 – more than 98 billion rubles). The Service of the court bailiffs already started to recover from the company back taxes for the year 2000.
Nowadays, Leonid Nevzlin, one of the masterminds of the Yukos murders and adjudged to a life sentence, is hiding in Israel and regularly tells credulous journalists "Christmas" stories about Yukos.
“Naturally, we worked on maximum low taxes, spared on salaries and the whole deal, in order to survive. As to us, we were transparent, we didn’t give bribes. We had a truly independent Board of Directors. It consisted of various Russian and foreign representatives, and we accounted to them for every kopeck", said Nevzlin in an interview for the publication Vot-tak.tv on August 20, 2021.
Not making an additional payment to the state to the tune of 200 billion Nivzlin presented as a work “on the maximum low taxes”, notes the website Prigovor.ru.
(See also the previous story: “On this day Khodorkovsky broke his promise and started to be engaged in politics”. On August 25, 2014, formally expired the term of imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The myth about a case made “offhand” against Lebedev fell apart. The website Progovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on August 25, 2003, and 2014.