In Kirov Region, investigators detect new episode of criminal activities of supposed organizer of multi-million theft from Electronic Travel Card LLC

The Kirov Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues the investigation into embezzlement of monetary funds of Electronic Travel Card LLC, that is, into offence under Part 4 of Article 160 of the Criminal Code of Russia (embezzlement of other people’s property entrusted to the convicted person, committed by the person through their official position, on a large scale).

Recently, the investigators of the Kirov Regional Directorate and officers of the Economic Security and Corruption Control Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kirov Region, due to their competent work, managed to detect one more episode of the criminal activities of Dmitry Nikulin during the investigation into theft of 20 million rubles from Electronic Travel Card LLC.

To remind, in 2013, Dmitry Nikulin, Anatoly Ganba, Alexander Rybolovlev, and other persons had used their official positions to embezzle 20 million rubles belonging to Electronic Travel Card LLC within the framework of program “Mom, I’m Home!”

According to the investigation, Nikulin had performed various financial operations and concluded fake contracts to legalize 7.3 million rubles of the money stolen from Electronic Travel Card LLC and legalized the ownership, use, and disposal of said funds on especially large scale.

The investigation was launched into committing offence under Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (legalization of criminally acquired property to give a veneer of legality to the possession, use, and disposal of the said property by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy at a large scale).

At present, the location of the supposed initiator and organizer of the embezzlement--Deputy Dmitry Nikulin--is being identified. He was announced to the wanted list.

The investigative activities aimed to gather and prove the comprehensive evidence for the probe are ongoing.

05 March 2019 09:38

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