ST. PETERSBURG, November 21Top managers of the Baltika brewing company Denis Sherstennikov and Anton Rogachevsky appealed the arrest in a fraud case, the joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts reported.
“Yes, we appealed the arrest. The court registered the complaint,” the joint press service reported. Earlier, the Vyborg District Court sentenced Sherstennikov and Rogachevsky to detention until December 30.
The scam, according to investigators, boils down to the transfer to other Carlsberg structures (a controlling stake in Baltika belongs to this holding) of intellectual property rights worth at least 295.6 million rubles for the export of products to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Belarus.
Thus, the investigation believes, the defendants caused damage to the company and the state represented by the Federal Property Management Agency, to which management of the company was temporarily transferred.
According to archival data on the company’s website, Sherstennikov has worked at Carlsberg since 1999, and in 2021 he was appointed to the position of president of Baltika. Rogachevsky came to Baltika in 2005, and since 2014 he has served as vice president for legal affairs for the Eastern Europe region. At the moment, the page with the management team of Baltika has been removed from the company’s website.