St. Petersburg fraudulent bankers get suspended sentences for laundering over ₽3 billion
The convicts illegally made 24 million rubles and will pay a fine of 1.5 million rubles.
The Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg has delivered a three-year suspended sentence of fraudulent bankers Aleksey Arashtayev and Sergey Lobanov, who were found guilty of illegal banking activities (item (b), part 2 of Art. 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), reports the joint press service of the city courts. The convicts illegally made 24 million rubles and will pay a fine of 1.5 million rubles.
According to the court and the investigators, Arashtayev and Lobanov illegally provided settlement and cash services with a commission of 0.5% to 8% of non-cash amounts they received, and then gave cash to their customers, evading taxes.
In addition to the suspended sentences, the convicted men will have to pay fines: Arashtayev 800 thousand rubles and Lobanov 700 thousand rubles.