Chief of Biysk Administration for Economic Security detained for illegal banking activity 

Chief of Biysk Administration for Economic Security detained for illegal banking activity
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A fighter with economic crimes and corruption was a member of a criminal group that solicited tens of millions of rubles from clients to settle accounts of fictitious organizations.

In Altai Krai, a high-ranking policeman became a defendant in a criminal case on organizing illegal banking activity, the regional investigative department of the ICR reported.

According to preliminary data, the Head of the Biyskoe Administration for Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (OEBiPK) was part of a criminal group that operated in Biysk from November 2016 to March 2018.

Its participants (their number is not disclosed) were engaged in illegal banking activity through shell firms controlled by them. They solicited tens of millions of rubles from clients to settle accounts of fictitious organizations. At present, the investigative bodies are aware of stealing more than 66 million rubles ($1m) by the members of the gang, but the exact amount to be determined.

The criminal case, initiated under item (a), part 2 of Art. 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal Banking Activity committed by an organized group), is investigated by the 3rd Division for Investigation of Priority Cases of the ICR for the Altai Territory. Operational support is carried out by the officers of the FSB of Russia for the Altai Territory.

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The participants of the criminal group are charged, two of them - the chief of the Biyskoe OEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the name of the policeman is not disclosed) and one of his accomplices – are placed under house arrest.

With respect to Lieutenant-General Oleg Torubarov, an official check was appointed. If the officer's guilt is confirmed, he will be dismissed from the internal affairs bodies and brought to justice in accordance with the current legislation. Supervisors of the employee will bear a strict disciplinary responsibility, the press service of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

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