Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Officers of the Division for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (ES&CC) of the Internal Affairs Administration for the WAD of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow, as well as specialists of one of the IT companies with the power support from Rosgvardia, suppressed the activities of a criminal group whose members were engaged in organizing illegal gambling business.
The defendants disguised their illegal activities as points of betting at the bookmaker’s office. According to preliminary data for the period of operation of the gambling business, an income of at least 100 million rubles was extracted. Roles in the organized group were clearly defined. Each of the participants performed his specific function,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
Investigative bodies of the GA for Investigation for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation instituted criminal proceedings on the grounds of the crime provided for in Article 171.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
“As a result of the operational-search activities, 17 suspects were detained. In the course of 20 searches in office and residential premises located on the territory of Moscow, as well as in the Moscow, Yaroslavl and Oryol regions, material evidence that has evidentiary value for the criminal case has been found and seized.
With regard to the general director and one of the suspects, the court has chosen a preventive measure in the form of house arrest, in respect of the other 15 accomplices – a written undertaking of not leaving the place and of proper conduct. The founder of the organization was declared wanted on the federal wanted list ,” added Irina Volk.
Currently, the legal entity, under the guise of which the illegal gambling was organized, is deprived of the license for bookmaking.