The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Vladimir region initiated criminal proceedings against members of an organized criminal group engaged in illegal banking activities, specifically, money laundering.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the total amount of “cashing out” exceeded 145 million rubles. The actual participants of the criminal group illegally received more than nine million.
The three defendants in the case have been detained, the issue of their preventive measures is being considered. Searches were carried out at the residences of suspects. In addition, police officers conducted searches at the location of more than ten legal entities, including construction companies. According to ProVladimir, the day before law enforcement officers came to the IC “Monostroy”, the general director of which is a member of the Legislative Assembly and a member of the “United Russia” Oleg Chizhov.
“In the course of searches the evidence of the criminal activity of the defendants was obtained. The investigation of the criminal case is controlled by the regional prosecutor’s office,” the agency’s website reported.
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Vladimir region explains that two men, 39 years old and 61 years old, as well as a 62-year-old woman were detained on suspicion of involvement in illegal activities. According to the police, the criminal group carried out illegal banking operations from January 2019 to 2022. The defendants acted in the interests of firms and individual entrepreneurs who evaded taxes and fees.
The said defendants are under criminal investigation for illegal banking activities, two are also suspected under Article 187 of the Criminal Code – illegal turnover of funds of payments. During the searches, law enforcers seized documents, computers, stamps and electronic digital signatures.