Court in Omsk found two men guilty of fraud in using maternity (family) capital funds

“The Kirovsky District Court of Omsk found two residents of the regional center guilty of a series of frauds in receiving payments of maternity (family) capital.

As previously reported, the criminal case was instituted by the investigation unit of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Omsk Region under part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. During the preliminary investigation, it was found that the owner of the company providing consumer loans entered into a collusion with a 31-year-old accomplice. By placing advertisements, they were finding holders of maternity capital who got into a difficult life situation. By misleading the women, the defendants received power of attorney to represent their interests in various organizations.

Then the accomplices arranged targeted loans for women in the amount of the maternity capital – from 399,000 to 453,000 rubles. Subsequently, land plots of various sizes were acquired in their name in various settlements of the Omsk Region.

Based on the submitted fictitious documents, more than 11 million rubles were received into the organization's account. And holders of certificates were left with their illiquid land plots only.

The investigation charged one of the defendants with the commission of 17 episodes of unlawful activity, provided for by part 3 of Article 159.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. His accomplice was charged with 14 episodes.

The Kirovsky District court of the city of Omsk sentenced one of the defendants to imprisonment for a term of 6 years, the other – for 4 years of imprisonment with a serving the sentence in a general regime penal colony. The verdict did not enter into legal force,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

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