MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Activities of members of the group suspected of illegal financial transactions suspended
“Employees of the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption of Russia together with the MIA GAES&CC of Russia in Moscow suspended the activities of an organized group of people whose members are suspected of illegal banking activities,” – said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
As the police officers found out malefactors carried out financial operations in the territory of the Moscow region in the period of 2015-2016 without the appropriate licensing and authorization documents.
The requisites of a number of entities with signs of fictitious organizations, to whose checking accounts the funds of “customers” were transferred for subsequent cashing, were at their disposal. For their services, they levied at least 10 percent of each transaction, because of which they extracted revenue of more than 300 million rubles.
Based on the collected materials of the GA of the MIA ID of Russia in Moscow, a criminal case was initiated under article 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
As part of the criminal case investigation, 18 searches were carried out with the involvement of investigative, operational, expert units of the MIA of Russia, the Russian FSB, as well as soldiers of the special forces of the Russian guard. Computers and laptops, mobile phones, printing of “one-day” companies, rough records and other items and documents of evidentiary value used in illegal activities were seized.
Two alleged organizers of the “cash in area” were detained. The court of law has chosen a preventive measure in the form of house arrest applied to them.
Operational and investigative events and investigative actions to establish all the circumstances of the said illegal activity, as well as to determine the property of the defendants, to which arrest may be imposed, continue.