It happens quite often and extremely annoying for most of businessmen.  But the director of Trest Zhelezobeton Konstantin Petrenko is different. He doesn’t file any claims and, what is more, he even promises to develop the construction “at full power” and to provide each resident of Omsk with a separate apartment or even two ones. What is the reason for such generosity?The matter is that Petrenko owns not only this construction company; he also has two dozen more different companies and he is considered one of the richest people of the Omsk region. But this is not the most important thing as well.

The main asset of Petrenko is participation in the team of small but very active PFS-Bank. And this is why he can afford such loud statements. Especially since, according to him, the local officials are at the beck and call of him and the police officers always do the legwork for him. It allows PFS-Bank to be freely engaged in predatory seizure of property they wanted. Although Petrenko is not the leader of this team. These successful raiders are headed by businessman Andrey Sevagin, the former captain of the Soviet Army served in one of secret enterprises of the Tyumen region.

There he got the first useful communications with guardsmen protecting the enterprise. Later they formed a core of the well-known Special Forces Vympel. Moreover, Sevagin managed to buddy up with them so tightly that he gradually began to consider himself a veteran of the legendarySpecial Forces...After retirement, in the early 1990s, Sevagin worked in the airport being one of the largest channels of smuggling at that time. There he also developed some useful social relationships and they were again with security officers and in addition with criminals. In particular, he entered into business relations with local Chechen criminal group and it helped him to enter the world of big business.In 1993,

Ivan Shtopel, the owner of the Moscow Company Industrial and commercial center COM, who was using services of the contraband channel of the airport, got into debt bondage. And he was able to find no better solution to the problem than to address to his acquaintance Andrey Sevagin. The former “fighter” of the Special Forces certainly helped Shtopel and organized a line of credit and reliable “roof” of the Chechen organized criminal group. It cost Shtopel 60% of his income. In two years, the firm changed its name to Ekko-Ros, became an official dealer of the Danish company Ecco, and the share of Sevagin, who was a part of shareholders, made 70%. Since then Sevagin's tactics has changed a little. He is still ready to give help to any seekers and under the same conditions as it was two decades ago. At first he helps businessmen to obtain a loan, and then he presses down all the company he “protects”.It isn't surprising that he chose Konstantin Petrenko to be his colleague. That former graduate of the Omsk Medical Institute also came to business in the early 1990s. Then he was engaged in timber sale, maintenance and repair parts trade, and construction. Then, gradually acquiring communications and influence, he became engaged in different hostile takeovers that were commonly doing through bankruptcy of enterprises he liked. Now he has already 27 enterprises of this kind. For instance, it is Precast Concrete Factory No. 5, Industrial railway transport,

romzheldortrans, Omsktrikotazh, Gorstroyproyekt Municipal Unitary Enterprise. There were dozens of police statements in the law enforcement agencies from victims of the Petrenko’s activities. But all they peacefully collect dust on the most distant shelves of police offices. It is clear that Sevagin and Petrenko could not but got together. It happened in 2006, when some regional branches of Sberbank provided 3 billion rubles of loans to  various companies and individuals in the Omsk and Tyumen regions. According to mediareports, kickbacks to the bank clerks provided these loans ranged from 30 to 50% of the contract sum. Officially, the recipients of the loans were some local homeless people in whose names the sum of one billion rubles was documented.

The remaining two billion rubles were required to be documented upon a legal entity.That was where Sevagin appeared. He addressed to the successful raider Petrenko and the companies the latter had seized became recipients of a lion's share of the credits. The accomplices were bounded up by this joint scam firmly and permanently. Since then they always worked together. The capture of PV-Bank of the former senator from Kalmykia Igor Provkin in 2010, after he ended up in a pre-trial detention center for two episodes of assault, was one of their most successful operations. Soon after his arrest, the representative of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation Vladimir Markin said that new charges on several episodes of violent acts of sexual character would be brought against Provkin. Markin also called all the victims to address to the Investigative Committee.While Provkin was sleeping at the switch awaiting trial, his PV-bank was quickly going down the drain. Just at the time, Sevagin and Petrenko appeared. Sevagin offered support in the form of personal investments in the bank (certainly, for a share of future income), and Petrenko promised to deal with the victims and the law enforcement agencies - of course, under the same conditions.

Provkin agreed.Afterwards, Petrenko got in contact with his good friend Andrey Hatin, who had been one of the heads of Omsk-Bank and worked in BTA at one time, and quite often rendered banking services for the raider. As a result, one of Provkin’s firms - AtlantInvest - received a loan from BTA in the amount of 350 million rubles, all the statements of the victims were withdrawn, and Sevagin transferred part of his funds to PV-bank. He also “transferred” there his team - Konstantin Petrenko, Konstantin Saprykin, Sergey Kuznetsov, and others.Provkin received a suspended sentence and obligations to pay interest rates for the loan of 350 million rubles. Besides, he reregistered remaining shares of PV- Bank and some of his other companies in the name of Sevagin and his accomplices.

The destiny of PV-bank was sad. Its credit conditions were changed. Then anyone could obtain a credit in the bank if he agreed to sign a contract with a sum nearly one and a half times exceeding the real one. The difference in the amount went to the bankers.Moreover, Konstantin Saprykin, who was supposed to conduct negotiations with clients, promised them that the bankers would pay the interest and write off the entire sum. In a year, the bank went bankrupt. 19 billion rubles were siphoned from it. Its insurers hung up all the amount of the debt on the borrowers. Those, who tried to argue, dealt not with soft and insinuating Saprykin but with stern and straightforward Konstantin Petrenko. He cut all their claims with one phrase: YOU took the credit and had to pay.After the bankruptcy of PV-Bank, the team was joined by new members.

The financier Oleg Lukyanychev and his faithful assistant Victor Lavrikov, the owners of PFS-Bank, came in the team. Lukyanychev, as well as his new friends Sevagin and Petrenko, worked a difficult fighting way up from a falsifier of bills to the chairman of the board of Korvet Bank where he got acquainted with Lavrikov. It was a dark story in the Korvet involved in fraud with shares of JSC Kolymaenergo that allowed Lukyanychev and Lavrikov to get their own credit institution. Scams, in which PFS-Bank was involved, not once could cost them freedom. But their big money and the help, Lukyanychev had provided to the Federal Drug Control Service for many years, helped them to solve the problems.Someday Lukyanychev even was detained on suspicion of fraud. But the operative case No. 06-01-7616 didn’t become a criminal one because Lukyanychev was released nearly at once. And the work of employees of the Moscow Central Regional Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (CRUBOP), who had picked up a major channel on illegal cashing in PFS-Bank, had no effect on his destiny. His communication and money quickly took their toll. A drug dealer who had died of overdose was admitted the organizer of the illegal cashing.Here was the company met in PFS-Bank in 2012: raiders Sevagin and Petrenko, bank swindlers

Lukyanychev and Lavrikov, swindlers Saprykin and Kuznetsov, and many others. And now all they have enough work. And it is unknown how long it willcontinue. The law enforcement agencies try to ignore it. After all, according to mass media, the bank has a good cover. Previously Petrenko repeatedly claimed that the general Vladimir Morozov (the former head of GSU of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moscow), the general Victor Paukov (the chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the Moscow region), the Deputy Prosecutor General Dmitry Frolov (the former deputy chief of “K” special department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation), and the chairman of f the Moscow arbitration court Sergey Chuchey were his close friends.

And we can only hope that the villains will “sink” each other.