1 billion rubles withdrawn by criminals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.
A federal judge other than retired Catherine Forrest will consider the case of Razhden Shulaya, who is charged with the creation of a criminal syndicate and other crimes, in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.