In Voronezh, a criminal case against members of a criminal community charged with illegal banking activities was sent to court

“The GA for Investigation of the MIA of Russia GA for the Voronezh Region has completed the preliminary investigation of a criminal case against 16 residents of the Voronezh Region aged from 26 to 61. The defendants are charged with committing a number of crimes stipulated by paragraphs “a”, “b” of part 2 of Article 172, paragraph “b” of part 2 of Article 173.1, parts 1, 2 of Article 210 of the RF Criminal Code”, said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.

According to the investigation, the defendants from October 2012 to February 2016, for a monetary reward, provided citizens and legal entities with encashment and cash transfer services from the settlement account of a fictitious organization to accounts with the details specified by clients. This activity was carried out in violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation, without registering the credit institution and without a special permit (license).

Banking operations were carried out on various false grounds, also under the guise of payment for services and goods that were not actually provided or purchased. To this end, the offenders used at least 49 controlled by them fictitious legal entities.

According to available information, as a result of the unlawful activities, the defendants received an income of at least 134 million rubles.

Currently, the criminal case has been sent to the Tsentralny District Court of Voronezh for consideration on the merits.

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