Alexei Sheshenia

Alexei Nikolaevich Sheshenia

Born: 16 April 1971
Crime: Accused of Murder in 1998
Crime: Participated in both the 2006 and 2007 tax thefts

Alexei Sheshenia was accused of murder in 1998.

Sheshenia also played a key role in both the 2006 theft of the $107 million in taxes paid by RenGaz and in the 2007 theft of the $230 million in taxes paid by Hermitage.

In both tax thefts, shell companies beneficially owned by Alexei Sheshenia that had only a few hundred dollars of capital and which had never done any business, used forged back dated contracts to obtain judgments against companies which paid significant amount of taxes.

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The forged agreements used in both cases were the same, only company names, sums, and dates were changed.

The shell companies asked for judgments equal to the amount of profit that these companies had declared.

In both cases the judgments obtained by shell companies under Alexei Sheshenia’s control were used to justify fraudulent tax refunds, in both cases approved by Moscow tax offices No 25 and No 28 and in both cases paid into Klyuev’s Universal Savings Bank.

The exoneration of Alexei Sheshenia for his role in the $230 million tax theft has been sanctioned at the highest levels of the Russian government: by Oleg Logunov, Deputy Chief of the Interior Ministry’s Investigative Department, and Viktor Grin, Deputy General Prosecutor of Russia.

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