Members of organized group involved in illegal use of trademarks of well-known motor oil manufacturers were convicted in Samara Region

“The central district court of the city of Togliatti has passed a guilty verdict against seven members of an organized group found guilty of illegal use of means of goods individualization.

It was established that a resident of the city of Togliatti organized a clandestine workshop for the production of counterfeit machine oil and controlled the process of its manufacture, ordered the necessary raw materials, and also transported finished products. His accomplices poured the product into cans and barrels, after which they applied labels with the brand names of motor oils onto the containers and glued on the necessary markings.

The GA for Investigation of the MIA of Russia GA for the Samara Region initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under part 4 of Article 180 of the Russian Criminal Code.

As a result of operational-search measures, ES&CC officers of the MIA of Russia GA for the Samara Region, together with colleagues from Togliatti with the participation of the Regional Administration of the Rosgvardia, detained the suspects in the warehouse premises in the Central District of Togliatti.

During searches, the police seized over 50 thousand liters of counterfeit products ready for sale and more than 600 empty barrels with identification marks of manufacturers.

The court sentenced the organizer of the criminal group to 2 years in prison with a probation period of 1.5 years, the rest – from 1.2 to 2 years in prison with a probation period of 18 months. The verdict came into force,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

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