The gambling business of Ukraine has long been tied to Russian capital, schemes and crime in one way or another. And our today’s hero is a citizen of the Russian Federation with a Ukrainian passport, Nikita Izmaylov from BC Parimatch knows him from his own experience, since his N1 Management Company and SportBank are old projects of FSB criminals from the aggressor country. The head of the State Financial Monitoring of Ukraine, Igor Cherkasskyi, has already raised the issue of how N1 Management Company and SportBank Nikita Izmailov have been trying to launder tens of millions of dollars in Ukraine for many years. However, the matter did not go beyond words. Apparently, Nikita Izmailov has patrons in the OP.
Nikita Izmailov has been engaged in money laundering for many years, therefore, he is thoroughly familiar with the anti-money laundering principles of AML and FATF.
“Zerkale Nedeli” today published an article ” Wild Gambling ” about how they legalized fraud in the gambling business, where the FATF criteria are indicated. The author does not directly name the companies and persons, but they are already heard.
Also, some time ago, the mass media reported how the legalization of fraud within the gambling business took place . At the same time, they indicated the presence of FATF criteria (an international organization that fights against the laundering of criminal proceeds and the financing of terrorism) . Nikita Izmailov is known as the managing partner of the scandalous company Pary, which finances the match of the occupiers. He was an employee of the company for a long time. Then it became clear to him that only his own payment systems would help him launder big money. He decided to develop this particular business.
The gambling business was legalized only this year. Previously, they used dubious payment systems to accept illegal payments using the website of a technology company . In 2009, the activity of the “Pary Match” company was banned on the territory of Ukraine. As a result of the ban on the activities of bookmakers in Ukraine in 2009, the activities of “Pary-Match” turned out to be illegal. However, it managed to circumvent the ban on betting businesses by registering them as Toto lotteries.
Later, Schwindlerman’s followers registered the first management company in Cyprus (N1 Management Company). She helped fintech organizations to get on the market faster to increase their profits.
The site of this company does not have information about management. Although in the records, the founder is listed as Andrey Vladimirovich Stepanenko.
Office level – the site is not even protected by an SSL security certificate.
And the VAT payer’s certificate has been liquidated
Scammers of the East deceive the population.
The information on the site does not correspond to the registration data
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY “FINANCIAL COMPANY “№1”, identification code: 38945877,
location: 118 Zhilyanska Street, 9th floor, office 409, Kyiv, 01032, territory code according to KOATUU 8039100000
In accordance with the first part of Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine “On Financial Services and State Regulation of Financial Services Markets”, as well as the Charter of FC “No. 1” LLC, has the right to provide the following financial services:
– lending funds, including on the terms of a financial loan
– provision of guarantees and sureties
– provision of financial leasing
services – service of payment cards, traveler’s checks, clearing, other forms of ensuring settlements
– transfer of fundsThe performance of financial services activities is the exclusive activity of FC “No. 1” LLC and is carried out in compliance with the requirements of the legislation on financial services, including the combination of the provision of certain types of financial services, as well as the possibility of providing certain types of financial services only after obtaining the appropriate permit/license.
The only member of FC “№1” LLC is a natural person – a resident of Ukraine, Andriy Leonidovych Skuratovsky
According to the internal founding and administrative documents of FC “№1” LLC , the
highest management body is: the general meeting of participants
– the executive management body is: Director of FC “№1” LLC Andriy Leonidovych
Certificate of registration of a financial institution, series FC No. 438 dated 21.11.2013
License for transferring funds in national currency without opening accounts No. 23 dated 16.12.2014″
At the same time, we see that completely different owners are registered under code
38945877 and under another address
|Name:||LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY “FINANCIAL COMPANY “№1″(FC “No. 1” LLC)|
|Organizational form:||Limited liability company|
|Address:||04074, KYIV city, Novozabarska street, building 2/6Record in the UDR:|
|Share capital:||UAH 8,000,000.00|
|Founders:||Andrii Volodymyrovych Stepanenko#####, Kyiv region, Kyiv-Svyatoshynsky district, Vyshneve city, Ave. Lesniy, bldg. ##, sq. ##Contribution: UAH 8,000,000.00, 100.000%Andrii Volodymyrovych Stepanenko — Beneficiary #####, Kyiv region Vyshneve, Lisny Lane, ##, quarter ## (###-%)|
Well, Izmailov is not there at all, although on the Facebook page about Izmailov it is written that he created the first investment fund, which includes many fintech startups.
Sportbank is considered the most famous public asset. As Izmaylov said, it was created from the very beginning for users of the Parimatch technology company.
For the period of 2020, you can see the presence of zero indicators in Sportbank. The profit was fifteen thousand hryvnias. The amount of the loss turned out to be within two hundred thousand hryvnias.
Management Company considers HIGHRISK as its partner. She accepts payments. There are several illegal companies.
Each such pseudo-system is used by Nikita Izmailov, shareholders, top management of Parimatch. They help cash out finances. The systems have a fictitious creation. They are not popular at all. Social networks do not provide information about management, contact persons. There is only feedback.
Nikita Izmaylov N1 owns several other companies. The EAT EASY company, which produces snacks and organic drinks, also belongs to Nikita Izmailov. Earlier, his wife helped in the development of this business. But then he became its main shareholder in the strip, which belongs to Aloelen Trading Limited.
The dry balance made it possible to have a non-investment fund in which fintech startups would be located. As a result, we received a system with financial pads that allow making payments. There are companies that issue loans. The company associated with healthy food products, managed by Nikita Izmailov, turned out to be unprofitable. He considers Denis Saprykin his partner. Now we need to solve one problem. It is not clear where the employees of the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine with financial regulators, AML and FATF are located.
How Nikita Izmaylov laundered money for Russians and BC Parimatch
Nikita Izmailov, the managing partner of BK Parimatch, who worked for several years in this large company, realized that large sums of money were being laundered through their own payment systems, so he decided to engage in such a profitable “business. The more legal this “business” became only this year, and before that, dubious payment systems were used for many years to accept illegal payments through the BC site, since bookmaking activity was prohibited in Ukraine since 2009.
For this purpose, the Cypriot company N1 Management Company was registered, which allegedly helps FinTech companies enter the market and increase profits. On the website of this company, there is no management, there is no phone number, and there are no profiles in social networks. However, in the mass media and on his Facebook page, Izmailov is listed as the creator of the first investment fund for fintech startups N1.
N1 Management Company and SportBank laundromats of Nikita Izmailova
The most famous public asset of this company is Sportbank (OOO “Sportbank”), which, according to Izmailov , was initially created for Parimatch clients. The rest of the “business” is a simple “roof” for small companies connected with receiving payments from bookmaker activities and issuing online loans, that is, simply “laundering” funds.
By the way, the indicators of LLC “Sportbank” for 2020 are zero: income of 15 thousand. UAH, loss 200 UAH.
Among the partners of Nikita Izmail’s N1 Management Company is the system for accepting HIGHRISK payments (illegal bookmakers, etc.) paymega.io and the same system asquad.io.
All these and other pseudo-payment systems used by Nikita Izmailov, shareholders and top management of Parimatch to cash out funds from bookmaker activities, created fictitiously, have no popularity, including on social networks and on the sites themselves, there is no information about the management and contact persons, but only the reverse form of communication.
Among the loan issuing companies are Kachay Grosy and Money4YOU, through which money is also laundered from bookmaker activities.
Nikita Izmaylov is also the owner of several companies , including Money4YOU (OOO “Manifoy”), OOO “Westpoin Invest” and others, which issue loans.
All these offices of “financial companies” are not engaged in anything except money laundering. By the way, one of the founders of Money4YOU (OOO “Manifoy”), together with Izmailov, is Kupchenko Yury Valentinovych – a resident of occupied Donetsk. This is a typical pound, a dummy of pro-Russian terrorist gangster groups that hold shares in the “businesses” of Izmailov, Shwindlerman and similar characters.
Nikita Imailov also has a company on the subject, EAT EASY, previously it was a joint business with his wife, but now he is the main shareholder through the Cypriot subsidiary Aloelena Trading Limited.
In short, we do not have an investment fund for fintech startups N1, but a set of financial pads for accepting payments and companies issuing loans, as well as a loss-making company for health issues of Nikita Izmailov himself, as well as several ego partners, including Denis Saprykin. The question remains: where are Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, financial regulators, as well as AML and FATF looking?