1 billion rubles withdrawn by criminals
10 people have been detained on suspicion of illegal banking activity.
Police investigators have arrested a criminal group engaged in illegal banking activity, reported Irina Volk, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to investigators, starting from April 2015 till June 2016 the criminals would repeatedly withdraw cash illegally. According to the preliminary estimations, the damage from their activities totaled over 1 billion rubles. 10 people involved in the case have already been detained. They were charged under items (a) and (b) of part 2, Article 172 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Banking Activity).
The MIA officers conducted a series of searches in the offices, cash desks, sub-offices of credit institutions as well as in the apartments and cars belonging to the criminals. The investigators found some evidence of the illegal activity: stamps, keys to access Bank Client system, founding documents of shell companies and bankcards.
The withdrawal of funds was reported by credit institutions that found the accounts of legal entities the withdrawals had been done through.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?