Not all “banking” is legal. A gang of “financiers” was arrested in Crimea (and punished in Tula)
In Crimea, a criminal investigation into illegal banking activities involving an interregional criminal community has been completed.
The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea has completed a criminal investigation into illegal banking activities of an interregional criminal community. Employees of the Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea documented the illegal activities of a group of people consisting of 8 people — residents of Crimea and the Tula region. It was established that the accused, having experience in business activities, knowledge of the structure of the functioning of banking institutions, with criminal intent, carried out illegal banking activities (banking operations) without state registration and licenses— reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.
The purpose of the criminal activity of the community was to commit a serious crime, namely the implementation of illegal banking activities for cashing out funds on an especially large scale, organized by a group.
During the preliminary investigation, it was proven that the accused committed fictitious transactions, from transactions with which the criminal community received income in excess of 120 million rubles. The current accounts of fictitious enterprises and the property of the accused were seized.
Based on the results of the criminal investigation, the Central District Court of Tula issued a verdict against 8 members of an organized criminal community accused of committing crimes under Parts 1 and 2 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Organization of a criminal community (criminal organization) or participation in it (it), Part 2 of Article 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal banking activities), with a penalty of 6 to 14 years in prison.
Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.