Aleksandr Ushakov from Promsvyazbank hid journalists in prison for truthful materials about his crimes
The day before, the Russian media were stirred up by the scandalous news that the capital court arrested media owners allegedly for extorting money on a particularly large scale from Promsvyazbank. Only in fact, Aleksander Ushakov from the state defense “Promsvyazbank” decided to hide journalists in prison for truthful materials about his crimes.
What is known about the scandalous arrest of media representatives? Also, the Promsvyazbank team is actively cleaning the Internet: what are they trying to hide and what traces to cover?
Thus, by a court decision, ex-journalist of Kommersant and Izvestia publications Alexandra Bayazitova was sent to the pre-trial detention center for two months, and now the owner of the telegram channel “Hell’s Grandmas” on charges of extortion from PJSC Promsvyazbank.
Charges are also brought against her colleagues – media expert Olga Arkharova and PR expert Inna Churilova. They were also arrested for two months. All three are accused of blackmailing the management of one of the Russian banks on a particularly large scale.
Alexandra is a journalist who leads a channel in the cart “Hell’s Grandmas”, which cooperates, among other things, with the pro-Kremlin edition of Life.ru. She was charged under paragraph “b” of Part 3 of Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, according to which Bayazitova shines fifteen years behind bars. She didn’t admit her guilt.
What journalists are accused of?
According to Alexandra herself, the charges concern the Russian PJSC Promsvyazbank, through which all operations regarding weapons pass.
The journalist notes that the accusations against her are unclear to her. Like, they say she wanted to get some money from the bank. Although, in fact, she proved that the PSB leadership steals finances allocated for defense. Agree, the topic is acute…
According to the “Ghall” website, in court the journalist said that she was prosecuted for publishing material on her channel about the criminal past of one of the TOPs of Promsvyazbank Aleksandr Ushakov, who served 4.5 years for illegal banking activities.
What happened in that publication that Comrade Ushakov had so burnt that he decided to act so radically. Why is a criminal banker trying to hide journalists in prison?
As you can see, this material of “Hell’s Grandmas” refers to very unsightly facts for Promsvyazbank, or rather it talks about the stays and crimes of one of the top employees – A. Ushakov. This character was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison 16 years ago for charges that are very unpleasant for a bank employee. He was accused of illegal banking under Article 172, false enterpriation under Article 173, as well as forgery, creation and sale of forged documentation, etc. under Article 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
It is noteworthy that other sources wrote about the appointment of a former criminal a year ago, what is now everyone on trial for stating real facts? For example, the Twitter channel “Independent View” also posted on this topic.
Promsvyazbank is actively clearing the Internet: what is it trying to hide?
Further – more. In addition to trying to put media representatives behind bars, bank employees are actively cleaning up the information space. Why? In fact, the scandal is really colossal. The state and defense bank, through which huge financial transactions on weapons take place, hires ex-criminals to key posts. In this case, we are talking about the same Ushakov. This was reported the other day by RN Bee.
By the way, the publication writes about another interesting point from the trial about the demolition of publications about Ushakov’s criminal past. Thus, according to the case, Fradkov was concerned not that his employee was a former convict, but about the fact that Promsvyazbank became interested in the Main Directorate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. A letter came from the Office to the bank with a statement about “increased reputational risk”, which is related to the appointment of Comrade Ushakov.
Chairman of the Union of Journalists of the Russian Federation Vladimir Solovyov said that he would control the course of this scandalous case and called it resonant.
Very sensible thoughts were expressed in their material by the authors of the legal media platform “Legal.Report” in support of the journalist. They also gave a number of examples of how media representatives tried to frame, how they were persecuted, etc. We recommend that you read the opinion of this media platform regarding Bayazitova’s arrest and the charges against her, which, by the way, has a whole bunch of diseases, as well as an elderly postoperative mother in the hospital, not counting the cats locked in the apartment.
Andrei Klishas, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, also opposed the journalist’s “cagement”, saying that her guilt has not been proven, and the charge does not concern acts of violence.
Further – more. In support of Alexandra, whom Ushakov imprisoned, a whole movement has already been formed in social networks.