Investigation of criminal case on counterfeit money distribution was completed by Moscow police

MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Investigation of criminal case on counterfeit money distribution was completed by Moscow police

“The General Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow completed the investigation of the criminal case against 10 members of the gang accused of counterfeit money distribution in Russia,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
In the course of the investigation, Moscow policemen found out that over the period from May through September 2015 the suspects had used 3,267 counterfeit banknotes of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation for a total amount exceeding 16 million rubles.
The investigator of the General Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow initiated a criminal case on that fact based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 186 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Production or use of counterfeit money or securities”.
In September and October 2015, the gang members were detained and remanded in custody.
This spring, subject to Article “Production or use of counterfeit money or securities”, the police filed the final charge with one crime against 9 defendants in the criminal case, and the final charge with three crimes against one defendant.
By the moment, the General Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow has accomplished the investigation. The materials of the criminal case with the indictment approved by the Moscow prosecutor’s office have been sent to the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow for consideration on the merits.