Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“The MIA of Russia GA for the Voronezh Region completed the preliminary investigation of a criminal case against two organizers and eight active members of a criminal community, accused of illegal banking activities,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
“The illegal cash-out scheme developed by two brothers was quite simple: using a number of controlled commercial organizations, the offenders opened in Moscow, as well as in the Lipetsk and Voronezh regions, points for accepting payments from the population for various housing and communal services.
The cash received was accumulated in the central offices without crediting to a special account in a credit institution, and then used for transfers to customers for a commission of 1.5 percent. The shadow turnover of cash exceeded 5 billion rubles a year, and the total income from the illegal activities exceeded 170 million rubles,” Irina Volk reported.
The criminal case was initiated on the basis of the crime features provided for in parts 1, 2 of Article 210 and part 2 of Article 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. With regard to the organizers of the criminal community, the court has chosen a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody.
“Police officers and investigators conducted more than 50 searches, which resulted in the seizure of documents, seals of fictitious legal entities, inventories worth more than 140 million rubles, including foreign currency, four expensive cars, various office equipment, arms and ammunition to them,” the official representative of the Agency added.
At present, the criminal case with the indictment has been sent to court for consideration on the merits.