Clandestine bankers used over a hundred ephemeral firms for illegal cashing of funds

“As a result of operational search activities, officers of the Administration for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption (ES&CC) of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Bryansk Region suppressed the illegal activities of a group of persons suspected of illegal financial operations,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

As established by the police, the offenders, using the bank details of more than 130 “ephemeral” firms registered in the Bryansk, Moscow, Kaluga, Smolensk, Oryol, Leningrad and several other regions, cashed out “clients” money for a commission. Their illegal income totaled at least 53 million rubles.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated against members of the group under part 2 of Article 172 and part 2 of Article 187 of the RF Criminal Code.

“During searches, several hundred seals and plastic cards, computers and working documentation were seized. The alleged organizer of the illegal activity was detained, the court chose against him a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody, the accomplices gave a written undertaking not to leave the place,” Irina Volk said.

The official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
© 2019, The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation