Cashiers who withdrew billion rubles through fly-by-night companies detained
Siloviki have detained seven group members.
FSB and police officers together with the National Guard special units have detained seven members of a group dealing with illegal cashing of money. This is reported on the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The investigation believes that the gang would register fly-by-night companies immediately in several regions of the country – in Moscow, in the Rostov and Leningrad regions, as well as in the republics of the North Caucasus. The network consisted of about 200 fake organizations through which criminals cashed money with the help of fake orders.
At the MIA's estimation, the ‘entrepreneurs’ managed to earn about a billion rubles ($15.2 million).
“The places of residence of 20 defendants, nominee managers, and founders of organizations under their control have been searched. 250 plastic cards issued for nominees, 200 seals of false companies, 180 devices for remote access to the Bank-Client system, 17 personal computers, accounting documentation, electronic data carriers, and draft records have been seized,” MIA Spokesperson Irina Volk said.
She added that several criminal cases under Illegal Turnover of Payment Funds had been initiated. Five members of the gang are in a pre-trial detention center, two have been released on their own recognizance.