Director of commercial bank and his accomplice were detained by Russian MIA officers on suspicion of illicit banking and fraud

“Officers of the General Administration for Economic Security and Corruption Control of the Russian MIA together with colleagues from the Internal Affairs Administration for the South-Eastern Administrative District of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow captured a member of a commercial bank's board of directors and his accomplice. Criminal cases have been initiated and are being investigated subject to Articles 159 and 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.

As it was earlier reported, the malefactors had been offering the services for money withdrawal abroad to business community representatives. However, the clients' funds had been actually transferred into affiliated organizations' accounts and then stolen.

Policemen together with the Rosgvardia carried out searches in Moscow and the Moscow Region, including at the premises of the credit institution, and found items and documents of evidential significance for the investigation of the criminal case.

Policemen currently carry out measures aiming to identify all gang members and to establish other facts of their unlawful activities.

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