Two members of financial OCG convicted for embezzling $1mln from Kirov residents

Two members of financial OCG convicted for embezzling $1mln from Kirov residents

They would sell bills of financial organizations, promising high interest.

The Kirov Regional Court has dismissed the appeal and upheld the verdict for Kazan residents Rustem Kasimov and Ekaterina Nizamova, charged with part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling committed by an organized group on an especially large scale).

The OCG members had been convicted of fraud on an especially large scale and sentenced to 7 and 4.5 years in prison (Kasimov sentenced to high security prison, while Nizamova to general regime prison), as well as fines of 500 and 300 thousand rubles, respectively.

As the court found, the convicts had embezzled money from more than 140 residents of the region. The total amount of stolen funds is over 58 million rubles.

The defendants acted on behalf of Zayomnye Dengi LLC, Mikrofinansovaya organizatsiya Kapital-Rezerv LLC, Mobiletrade Group LLC, and Fortuna LLC as part of an OCG in the period from May 2013 to July 25, 2014. Charging money from the population under the guise of selling bills of financial institutions, they promised high interest.

The stolen funds were transferred to Kazan to the accounts of fly-by-night companies, and then cashed out.⁠

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