Rows of fairly new, recently built greenhouses, but inside there are signs of desolation: rotten remains of green onions hang from some beds, others are not sown at all … Izvestia correspondents saw this picture when they visited three greenhouse complexes of entrepreneur Konstantin Yakovlev, including in Moscow region.
Co-investors of the St. Petersburg businessman Konstantin Yakovlev, attracted by advertising high income from the production of green onions, basil and potatoes, announced the loss of tens of millions of rubles. They joined the entrepreneur’s project and were supposed to receive 36% per annum.
In addition, Yakovlev promised a full return on investment after the expiration of the investment agreement. But after a few months, the income stopped coming to the account of the co-investors.
The entrepreneur himself promises to return the funds when his business copes with “temporary problems” – in five years. For several years, private investors have invested about 200 million rubles in the Yakovlev project, which attracted them with a bright advertisement about the construction of greenhouses and the cultivation of eco-products in them.
“Konstantin Yakovlev evoked confidence. When we had a meeting of the investor community in St. Petersburg, Konstantin was also invited to it. People gathered around him at the buffet table, he talked about his grandiose plans and promised mountains of gold, ”shared one of the affected co-investors Alexander Kharlamov.
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