This fall, one of the most talked about events in the world of the St. Petersburg security forces was the arrest of Maxim Sidorov, better known as the Kenyan. He himself was once a tax operative, gradually retraining into a cashier and a specialist in illegal VAT refunds. In 2012, he was detained and became famous for the fact that during interrogations and familiarization with the case materials, he demanded an interpreter from Swahili and spoke this language. For this he was nicknamed the Kenyan. The case fell apart at the trial stage.

Having been released, Sidorov, together with a former employee of the SEB of the FSB Directorate for St. Petersburg and a former employee of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg, took up his former "business". And in May 2020, he created a Telegram channel that published news from behind the scenes of the St. Petersburg security forces, and made a lot of "noise" in the northern capital. In September, Sidorov was detained in connection with organizing a criminal community for VAT fraud. Today will talk about this figure.

 A person who at one time swore allegiance to the Motherland in terms of protecting and ensuring the economic security of the country, who wore officer's shoulder straps, whose service was in the Office for Tax Crimes in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, in a priori, should never have been the hero of this publication. The work of the operative of the above structure involved interaction with the district tax inspections of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region in order to identify crimes of tax evasion and theft of VAT, as well as constructive work with the banking sector in terms of suppressing unjustified cashing of funds. But Maxim Sidorov understood the interests of the service in his own way, having created back in 2006 one of the largest platforms for cashing money and stealing VAT.

After leaving the service in 2010 for negative reasons, our hero successfully carried out "shock" activities in these areas. Even being arrested in 2012 did not temper his "zeal for work." And he was detained in the framework of a case of committing fraudulent actions, in terms of the use of forged documents and the theft of 30 million rubles. from the accounts of firms affiliated with Dmitry Abramkin, who at that time was accused in the VEFK bank case for cashing 1.2 billion rubles. and In total, the investigation counted several fraudulent episodes at Sidorov and the amount of the stolen funds was 230 million rubles.

Moreover, Sidorov did not receive a criminal record, the case fell apart safely at the stage of judicial investigation, for reasons incomprehensible to a common man in the street. But nevertheless, this experience gave him an additional impetus in his "activity" relying on his patrons from the security forces and thinking that all his actions would be unpunished. Even after his arrest on September 29, 2021 and moving to an isolation ward, "Kenyets" is firmly convinced that the noise will soon subside and the situation will be safely resolved, since almost all of its organizations are operating normally. In order to exclude the avoidance of responsibility, would now like to draw the attention of law enforcement and tax authorities to the organization of Promtorg End Logistics LLC TIN 7839498573, registered at the address 195009, Saint Petersburg, Kondrattevsky prospect, house 2, until 13.08.2021, building 4, and after that date it successfully migrated to Moscow. According to which the reference amount of revenue for 2018 amounted to more than one billion rubles, and the amount of income tax paid was only 2.5 million rubles, for subsequent years the situation is similar and for this organization the tax authorities of St. Petersburg did not carry out tax control measures at all, although if the tax authorities take an objective and impartial look at the multiple revised VAT declarations for 2018 submitted in 2020, they will see a "gold mine" in their work in terms of carrying out control work and additional taxes to the budget. And if the investigating authorities pay close attention to the activities of this organization, they will also find a lot of interesting things for themselves in the investigation.

Roman Trushkin

To be continued