In Bryansk, the police have stopped the illegal activities of a group of “shadow” bankers

“Officers of the Administration for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Bryansk Region suppressed the activities of a group of persons whose members are suspected of illegal banking activities,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

“It was established that to carry out their illegal operations, the offenders had formed more than 10 commercial organizations through dummies. In addition, concluding fictitious contracts, they assisted legal entities in tax evasion. To assign a lawful look to financial transactions, the suspects indicated in the documents as the payment basis false information about payment for finished products, goods and services. According to investigators, the total amount of banking operations exceeded 800 million rubles, and the income of the group members exceeded 21 million rubles,” Irina Volk said.

On this fact, the Investigative unit of the Investigation Administration of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Bryansk has initiated criminal cases on the grounds of crimes provided for by part 2 of Article 172, part 2 of Article 187 and part 2 of Article 199 of the Russian Criminal Code.

In the framework of the preliminary investigation, police officers, with the participation of the Rosgvardia, carried out 17 searches in the places of residence of the detainees and in their offices. The accounting documentation, seals, electronic media, bank cards, and cash were seized.

The alleged organizer of the illegal activity, a 56-year-old local resident, was detained. Placement to custody was selected by court as the preventive measure for the suspect. Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

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