Panamanian attorney Ismael Gerli is not let to go very easily, such was the case of the obsessive attitude of Igor Kokorev not to Return Gerli Property and continue with his life.
As soon as Vladimir Kokorev, a Spanish businessman of Russian – none practicing Jewish origins refused to return Ismael Gerli legitimate property, he decides to leave Panama for good and station himself in NY.
Ismael Gerli and Vladimir Kokorev signed a Contract before kokorevs notary where the sum of 300,000 USD in concept of severance as well as for “future services yet to be determined”. When Igor Kokorev declined the content of the signed contract, went into rage and, the angry Russian lawyer reacted with a barrage of grotesque e-mails “watafuck” is this, directed to his former lawyer. Among other, unprintable insults, Kokorev refers to a huge dilemma he had with Vladimir Putin and he was no longer safe in Russia, nor he would ever step in Russia again. Later Marius Stefanov in an email advised Gerli of the terrible situation Kokorev had in Russia and that he only felt safe in the US. Ismael Gerli you need to understand “Russian mafia” you will just disappear if through you they can catch Kokorev. So said Marius Stefanov, son of Vladimir Stefanov a heavy weight partner of Kokorev and owner of multiple shipyards in Malabo.
Only Kokorev knows, what Gerli may know on him, only he knows how much he provided information to the Panamanina lawyer. After all, Kokorev and his family have been under investigation since 2002 by the UDYCO unit of Spanish Police.
The information that police has gathered in 14 years, will not be erased with 300,000 USD owed to Gerli in a Contract.
Gerli registered two vessels for Vladimir Stefanov, Rio Ekuku and Rio Utamboni for Vladimir Kokorev he never registerd a vessel, if Kokorev has evidence, then bring it up.
Nobody listened to Gerli, he was as crazy as Kokorev Jr., two nut cases, people and authorities believed what Spanish and Swiss police had gathered for 14 years. Perhaps Spanish Police, the Judge and the rest of Spanish judicial system is also nuts, who knows.
However, it appears that Spanish police issues a subpoena against gerli and he went to spain on December 1st 2015 where he answered questions, not presented a declaration against his former client, on a case whereby Spanish police accuse the whole family of money laundering – and answering the questions made by police by that time Kokorev was already in prision in Spain, SO DID GERLI’S AMSWERS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AS KOKOREV HAD ALREADY THREE MONTHS IN JAIL…
The arrests took place on September 7th. On September 10th and 11th, while the Kokorev family was still in custody, Ismael Gerli never took possession of their apartments, while his office was seized by the Kokorevs, Gerli questioned dubious sales processes made by kokorev.
The Kokorevs opted for abbreviated extradition process – with the purpose of clearing their names in Spanish courts as soon as possible – they have been in jail ever since. To their utter surprise, when they tried to return to their apartments, they found out that the locks were changed by police, and the management informed them that they were mere tenants of Ismael Gerli, as kokorev never wanted to appear fearing Spanish authorities would catch with him.
Before their extradition, Mr. Kokorev and his son promptly filed charges against Ismael Gerli for embezzlement, and gerli did the same to them, to their surprise Gerli had a battery of lawyers.
As soon as the Panamanian courts admitted the criminal charges against Gerli, the Panamanian attorney contacted Mr. Kokorev’s elder son, also named Vladimir, and offered him yet another deal. Ismael would not testify against Vladimir’s parents and brother. In exchange, Vladimir would ask the Panamanian prosecutors to withdraw the cases against Gerli and, of course, will not forget to transfer $300,000 onto Gerli’s account. Gerli had already declared by then.
Even though Gerli’s communications and copies of charges against him have been immediately delivered to Spanish authorities, Vladimir Kokorev, his wife Yulia and his son Igor have remained in Spanish prison for already over eight months. Money laundering charges have been presented against them, and any facts pertaining to the investigation remain under court secret, and have not been disclosed to their attorneys, how much more does police know.
“By the way that my family has been treated by the Spanish legal system, it seems that Gerli feels fully entitled to express his xenophobia and anti-Semitism even in written,” says Mr. Kokorev’s son, who went physical at Gerli in a hotel in Miami on one his Africa life remembrance rage episodes.
This is not the first time that Kokorev family faces problems in Spain. Seven years ago, several Spanish journalists accused Mr. Kokorev of money laundering, enven if it sounds contradictory with what what we have saidbefore, that kokorev hass never been accused of anything.
The accusations were never confirmed and later proved to be defamatory by several court decisions. Why are they in jail.
All of Vladimir Kokorev’s business activities indeed took place in Equatorial Guinea, an African country which relations with the world can be only described as uneasy, due to the fact that Guinea is a former Spanish colony.
Kokorev was not involved in the oil business, but in the years 1997-2000 owned a shipping company Kalunga SA that operated in Guinea, which Spanish press has referred to as a “ghost” company, despite the fact that hundreds of former crewmembers of Kalunga have repeatedly addressed the media in defense of their employer.