Tver OCG doing insurance and arson of abandoned houses
In Tver, the Central District Court have found guilty 15 members of an OCG, which had been engaged in insurance and arson of abandoned houses.
During the investigation and subsequent trial, specialists found that in the period from 2012 to 2014, the crime group organizer Artyom Karaketov and 14 of his accomplices were searching and registering abandoned houses under the ownership. After that, fraudsters insured the real estate units for amounts far in excess of their real value, and then set them on fire to get insurance.
The court has found Artyom Karaketov guilty of a number of crimes. He has been convicted of six episodes of fraud, four attempted frauds, one fraud in the insurance industry, as well as theft and three episodes of deliberate destruction of property. According to the court decision, the OCG leader has been sentenced to 6.5 years in a penal colony. Three of his accomplices, who form the crime group's base, have received suspended sentences. The remaining 11 people involved in the OCG's criminal schemes have also received suspended sentences.
The court has also upheld the civil lawsuit of Rosgosstrakh IC PJSC for an amount exceeding 6.5 million rubles. It is noteworthy that according to investigative bodies, another insurance company, namely VSK OJSIC had also suffered from the fraudsters gang's actions. However, it never brought a complaint.
As for the convicted members of the organized crime group, they have already appealed against the sentence imposed by the court.
Accountant of psychoneurological dispensary governed by wife of Nizhnevartovsk Mayor locked up in mental health institution. She could be aware of financial frauds
A broken door, people in medical uniform, sirens – this is how a Monday evening has ended for a female resident of Nizhnevartovsk. A medical crew arrived to the former accountant of the municipal psychoneurological dispensary and forcibly took the woman to the mental health institution. The bookkeeper could be aware of financial frauds committed in the dispensary whose Chief Physician is the wife of the Nizhnevartovsk Mayor. The investigators have questions to all participants of the incident. The CrimeRussia was figuring out who could be interested in the emergency hospitalization of the accountant.
According to Sobesednik, in 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region got an apartment in a block near the Pushkin museum. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million).