KHABAROVSK, April 6 (Itar-Tass) —— The Khabarovsk judicial authorities opened a criminal case over the hostile takeover of the Amur Port, a source in the Far Eastern transport investigation department of the Russian Investigation Committee told Itar-Tass on Friday.
The detectives believe that at the beginning of this year the criminals “have made a false minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Amur Port shareholders for a hostile takeover of the enterprise, put in the document deliberately false data about the number of voters, voting results, the decision for the early termination of the powers of the directorate of the enterprise and the election of a new directorate.”
The forged document was produced later in the territorial department of the Federal Taxation Service for the state registration and making changes in the common state register of juridical persons.
The criminal case was opened for falsification of the decision of a general meeting of shareholders of the economic entity. “The investigation continues to find all details of the crime and people involved in it,” the source said.
Article 185.5 was introduced in the criminal legislation in July 2010 that makes it possible to bring the raiders to criminal responsibility already at the initial stage of the hostile takeover of private property and to avert negative consequences for the owner.
Amur Port was established in 1993 during the reorganization of the state-run enterprise Komsomolsk-on-Amur river port.