A gang of "black" bankers stole 1 billion rubles
During all six years of its existence, the OCG was involved into cashing out funds using fly-by-night companies on accounts of which on fictitious grounds the funds of the "clients" were transferred.
The Russian law enforcement authorities became aware of another gang of "black" financiers, who siphoned off about 1 billion rubles. The press service of the MIA told the CrimeRussia reported that the gang of "shadow businessmen" was formed in 2012 and included 8 participants.
During all six years of its existence, the OCG was involved into cashing out funds using fly-by-night companies on accounts of which on fictitious grounds the funds of the "clients" were transferred. For their services they surcharged 1.5% on each "bank" transaction. According to preliminary data, in such a way about 1 billion rubles was withdrawn.
The Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption and the Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Ryazan Region were working on this issue. Recently, these authorities conducted a special operation to arrest all members of the group. In the residential and office spaces which are somehow related to the persons involved and their activities over 20 searches were conducted. As a result, more than 60 seals of fly-by-night companies, 10 flash cards with the electronic key to the "bank-client" system, rough accounting and other documents and items of interest to the investigation were seized.
Currently, the 8 members of the gang are facing criminal charges under P. 2 of Art. 172 of the Russian Criminal Code (illegal banking activities). The organizer of the criminal business was detained pursuant to Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the issue of his preliminary imprisonment is addressed now.
Video: Law enforcement authorities detained the gang of "black" financiers
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