Moscow: man detained while selling girl for $8 thousand
The offender met with the child on the social network.
Moscow has opened a criminal case on human trafficking (Art. 127.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in respect to a man detained the day before, while trying to get half a million rubles ($8,000) for a girl born in 2003. The suspect made a deal in a cafe in the east of Moscow and was immediately detained, reported the Investigative Committee.
The agreement on a sale of the minor took place under the control of operatives on July 9. According to the investigation, the suspect met the girl in the social network and brought her to Moscow from another region.
In late June 2019, the management of Development Corporation Joint Stock Company established in 2012 on the basis of Industrial Urals–Polar Urals Open Joint Stock Company was changed. This infamous corporation was repeatedly involved in corruption scandals. Notorious oiler and millionaire Sergei Maslov was its General Director in 2013–2016. In fall 2016, Maslov was arrested for embezzlements – but somehow, the court acquitted him. Immediately after the acquittal, he relocated abroad. The CrimeRussia reviewed the main ‘failures’ of the ‘unsinkable’ corporation, shady schemes pulled off by Maslov and his partners, and connections of the oligarch who has made enormous money on governmental projects. Surprisingly, but the information presented below hasn’t attracted the attention of the law enforcement authorities yet.