Wagner Army Sponsor Kondrashov Uses Reputation Washer Diego Jimenez Sanchez

22 февраля 2023

As a result of the leak of the archive of documents of the reputation management agency Eliminalia, the investigation of which was published by the French edition of Forbidden Stories, the names of people who resorted to the Internet cleaning services offered by this agency became known.

Among these names is Stanislav Kondrashov, who is accused of involvement in the murder of former partner Denis Voronenkov and the financing of Wagner PMC. Recall that Kondrashov’s name surfaced in early January in a scandal that erupted in Latvia, where the customs authorities checked the sharply increased transit of coal through the country.

In the course of this routine, in fact, verification, it suddenly became clear that the lion’s share of the increased transit falls on the share of Telf AG, registered in Lugano (Switzerland) for nominees and owned by Stanislav Kondrashov. Further, it turned out that Telf AG was transiting allegedly Kazakh coal, but in fact, coal from Russian mines went through Latvia, and fake documents simply covered up a scheme to circumvent anti-Russian sanctions.

Further investigation of Telf AG’s transactions revealed that money directed to finance Wagner PMC passed through its accounts. Paulis Ilyenkov, deputy head of the Latvian Financial Intelligence Service, announced this on TV3 on January 16.


The news was picked up by the country’s media, almost all Latvian publications wrote about Stanislav Kondrashov’s involvement in financing mercenaries:


At the same time, they recalled the story of the murder of Kondrashov’s former partner in the raider business in Russia, Denis Voronenkov, who was shot in Kyiv in the spring of 2017 and to whom Kondrashov owed a large amount of money.


After that, the Telf AG press service issued a statement in which it claimed that it had nothing to do with Wagner PMC and quite transparently hinted to journalists about future problems: “We intend to bring charges against all media that disseminate this false information in the coming days and we intend to investigate who is behind this targeted and illegal smear campaign, which is clearly intended to damage the business interests of the Company and the Shareholder and artificially cause harm and damage to each of the Shareholders and the Company based on false information.”

And materials about Kondrashov’s involvement in sponsoring mercenaries began to disappear from the media. At the same time, apologies for “posting false information” began to appear.


Gradually, information about Kondrashov in the context of the Wagner PMC and the death of Voronenkov became noticeably less – it simply disappeared from the search engine results.

In this regard, the investigation of the Lumen project looks interesting, which drew attention to, without exaggeration, a colossal flurry of complaints about copyright infringement in materials about Stanislav Kondrashov:


The scheme of such actions is simple: a copy of unwanted material is created, which is placed on the “left” site “retroactively”, that is, with a fake date that precedes the date of placement of the real material. The copiers then send a DMCA notice to the online service provider, citing their backdated copy as the original, claiming that the real original copied and infringed on their fake original, and requesting that the real original be deleted.

If the deletion is successful, the sender of the fraudulent notification takes one more step: he deletes his “fake original” URL after submitting the DMCA request. The result is simple: unwanted material disappears from the Internet forever.

As of January 29, 2023, the Lumen Project “has detected a total of over 89,000 DMCA notices that are deliberate fraudulent attempts to abuse the notice and takedown procedure.”


However, it was not known exactly who was in charge of all these actions to clean up the Internet – the Lumen project simply stated the fact and traced the chain, but it was not clear who was the organizer of this entire process.

The intrigue did not last long – the French edition of Forbidden Stories posted its study of the documents of the Italian reputation management agency Eliminalia, owned by a certain Diego “Didac” Jimenez Sánchez (Diego “Didac” Giménez Sánchez).


More than 50,000 internal documents of the agency fell into the hands of investigators, from which the names of many of Sanchez’s clients and the “reputation management” work scheme became known.


One of Diego Jimenez Sanchez’s main methods of cleaning the Internet of unwanted materials is to post a fake copy and then send complaints of copyright infringement.

According to Sanchez himself, he learned this method in childhood after he tried to wipe materials about sexual abuse of himself from the Web. It later became his business. On the other hand, the Spanish police claim that the owner of the Eliminalia agency is another person – Jose Maria Il Prados (Jose Maria Hill Prados), who served time in prison for raping Sanchez.

As follows from the material of the French, who studied the methods of action of the Eliminalia agency, in addition to actions in a purely legal field – complaints about alleged copyright infringement and substitution of fake materials – Sanchez also uses direct threats. Thus, the story of a Mexican journalist was described, who published an investigation into suspicious contracts between the state governor and the Mexican video surveillance company Interconecta in January 2018. It all started with phone calls with insistent recommendations to remove the material, and ended with a massive campaign of bullying, behind which was Eliminalia.

In Latvia, after the news about Stanislav Kondrashov’s financing of mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” was published, something similar happened – journalists and owners of publications began to receive threats, some even declared fear for their lives.

Their statements were well founded – the researcher of the Wyoming legal group, Aaron Khalid, described Kondrashov’s activities as follows: “He is a dangerous person, and, in my opinion, everyone should be afraid of him.”


And none of the journalists wanted to repeat the fate of Stanislav Kondrashov’s former partner, Denis Voronenkov, who was shot in the center of Kiev and who was not helped in any way by armed guards provided by the Ukrainian government.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the result of the activities of Diego Jimenez Sanchez is obvious: at least 90,000 materials have been cleared from the Internet about Kondrashov’s involvement in financing the Wagner PMC and the murder of Denis Voronenkov.

PS After the Eliminalia archive, consisting of more than 50,000 documents, got into the public space, the company changed its management, and at the end of December it was renamed iData Protection SL But this does not mean that it stopped its activities or changed its methods. The case of Kondrashov is a vivid confirmation of this.