Cashier gang caught in Moscow Region
The gang operating in different regions of Russia earned up to 1 billion rubles monthly.
The economic police department in Moscow region joined the GUEBiPK in smashing the criminal group involved in illegal banking activity, as reported by Irina Volk, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The Investigative Committee filed a criminal case against the gang of five under articles Illegal Banking Activity (Art. 172 of the Criminal Code), Swindling (Art. 159 of the Criminal Code), Creation of a Criminal Community (Criminal Organisation) and Participation Therein (Art. 210 of the Criminal Code).
Using accounts belonging to over 200 controlled companies, the offenders carried out various banking transactions, from money transfer and withdrawal to cash management services rendered both to private and commercial entities. The monthly turnover the gang had was 1 billion rubles.
The security forces have detained 20 people. 17 of them have been taken into custody and 3 are currently under house arrest. Over 60 searches in office and residential buildings have been conducted in and around Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Krasnoyarsk region and Dagestan. The officials have confiscated 60 million rubles that had been allocated for clients, 25 credit cards on nominees the cashing of funds had been affected through and over 500 stamps of controlled firms.
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