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Seizure record 2 billion and assets Lukoil accounts.

Jul 15th 2015 at 3:23 AM

the prosecutors of the Court of Appeal Ploiesti have established a record seizure of 2 billion euros, Lukoil Romania Petrotel- assets and accounts, and accounts in the UK and the Netherlands shareholder, Lukoil Europe Holdings Bvatrium Netherlands. The two entities are suspected of money moved from Romania in the Netherlands and vice versa, resulting in a loss of 2 billion euros

Lukoil file opened by prosecutors last fall on the Court of Appeal Ploiesti, continued Wednesday with a new section setting out two premieres for Romania, establishing a record seizure of 2 billion euros, and the blocking of accounts of a company in abroad. According to the official press prosecutors Ploiesti, in addition to allegations in October 2014 Petrotel- used against Lukoil and Director platform in Ploiesti, Andrey Bogdanov, money laundering and tax evasion, with a loss of 230 million euros, from Wednesday 's added two more malevolent use of credit Lukoil and money laundering. The amount of damages established by the new charges reach a staggering amount, ie 1.185 billion euros and 1.526 billion dollars in bad faith by using the company's credit and 1.526 billion dollars and 552 million through money laundering.

In turn, the company Ploiesti received in the Netherlands, by way of investment and capital increase, various amounts which were not recovered but Petrotel- asset Lukoil and none were reported to ANAF or Register. Through this scheme, Lukoil Ploiesti remained without capital, money laundering operations and use in bad faith causing injury loan of 2 billion euros.

"Following the commercial policy of SC Petrotel- Lukoil SA, it was done Decapitalisation Company actually revealed by its director’s reports, reports for the years 2012 and 2013," read the prosecutors Ploiesti. Seizure of goods and accounts Enormous damage and legal obligation to intitle seizure of money laundering offenses has led prosecutors to take two decisions without precedent.

The first concerns the value of the seizure, up to the amount record in Romania, 2 billion, and the second aimed at the seizure of certain actions, premium, property and accounts in Britain and the Netherlands of foreign companies, namely Lukoil Europe Holdings Bvatrium Netherlands. The distraint was both firm and majority shareholder of the Petrotel- Lukoil Netherlands. Additionally, prosecutors decided Wednesday and establishing judicial supervision for five persons, employees of Lukoil Ploiesti, Andrew Duck, Dan Danulescu, Dorel Duţu, Yuri Erogov and Alexey Vionstev last two Russian citizens.

The case is being investigated under judicial control Lukoil, in October 2014, and Andrey Bogdanov, General Director of Lukoil Ploiesti Petrotel-, tax evasion and money laundering. Ploiesti Lukoil representatives have not commented on the new charges, but may challenge the measure seizure. Money laundering billion, zero profit Last fall, after prosecutors conducted 23 searches Lukoil Ploiesti and related companies, the Russians have stopped production in Ploiesti refinery, which employs around 3,500 employees, threatening and leaving Romania. Shortly after the seizure of bank accounts and lines Petrotel--Lukoil, in the context of bellicose statements coming from the Russian Embassy, ​​and Prime Minister Victor Ponta said that the Russians "did not leave the pipeline and refinery in the country", measures insurers have been raised partly by the Tribunal, and the refinery has resumed.

Ploiesti Refinery was purchased by Russians of Lukoil in 1998, being one of the most modern oil companies. Lukoil has 300 filling stations in Romania. Despite an annual turnover of over EUR 1 billion, Lukoil Ploiesti had profit 0 (zero) in recent years. The defendants challenged Ploiesti Lukoil representatives have not commented on the new charges, but disputed the allegations Thursday of money laundering and tax evasion brought by prosecutors Petrotel- Lukoil Ploiesti and five employees of the company and said it would appeal against the decision Prosecutor. "The company LUKOIL hopes that will avoid any obstacles that could affect the operation of the refinery strategic" reads the Lukoil.

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