Money laundering gang smashed in Moscow

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Oct. 25, 2012, 10:21 a.m. | Russia — by Interfax-Ukraine

Investigators have learned that the criminal group included eight people.


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Moscow - A criminal group suspected of laundering more than 12 billion rubles obtained through illegal banking operations has been exposed in Moscow, a spokesman for the city's department of economic security and counter-corruption measures told Interfax.

"The police were alerted about illegal banking operations carried out by employees of one of the city's commodity exchanges," he said.

"Investigators have learned that the criminal group included eight people, who used the requisites and current accounts of legal entities controlled by them to convert these funds into cash and take them out of Russia," the spokesman said.

Police established the addresses of offices and apartments from which the suspects managed the accounts of the legal entities under their control, as well as the places where they kept internet banking software and the fake firms' stamps, founding document and charters, he said.

Detectives also searched the organization's office, the apartments of the gang members, as well as the rented apartment that served as the criminal group's headquarters.

"As a result of these measures, detectives found a cache containing more than 150 stamps of bogus organizations and accounting documents," the spokesman said.

Other members of the gang are being identified at the moment, he said.

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