7 members of organized criminal group to stand trial in Stavropol for illegal baking and other crimes
The North Caucasus Federal District Directorate of the Investigative Committee has finished investigation against 7 residents of the city of Stavropol charged with illegal banking and money laundering under Part 2, items “a’ and “b” of Article 172, Part 3 of Article 174.1 and Part 2 of Article 187 of the RF Criminal Code.
The case was opened in 2011 and was investigated for more than 4 years by a unit of the North Caucasus Federal District Police Directorate. In 2015, police investigator Aleksei Mosiyenko, who was looking into the case, was detained red-handed when taking a bribe of 1.1 million rubles from the head of the same organized criminal group. The money was meant for release of property of the accused sequestrated before. The North Caucasus Federal District Directorate of the Investigative Committee taken over the case for impartial and thorough investigation.
According to investigators, members of the group established 22 companies in the city of Stavropol between January 2008 and September 2011 to run illegal banking transactions and commit other major crimes. They registered the companies in the names of dummies and opened accounts in different banks of the city. As a result of illegal banking without special permit, the accused attracted over 10 billion rubles in cashless funds and made a profit of at least 130 million rubles.
The investigators have enough evidence, so the criminal case with the indictment signed by the RF Prosecutor General has been referred to court.
The case against Aleksei Mosiyenko was also investigated by the North Caucasus Federal District Directorate of the Investigative Committee. A court gave him 8 years in a maximum-security correctional facility, a fine of 11 million rubles and banned him from taking certain position for 3 years.