Searches under a probe into legalization of money used for Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) financing in progress

The Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues investigation of a probe into financial operations with funds illegally acquired by other individuals (Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 174 of the Criminal Code of Russia) used for Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) financing.

Today, searches are carried out as part of the probes, including at the place of residence of several FBK employees, in the office of the organization and other places. Items and documents of relevance to the investigation are seized during the searches. A number of FBK staff members have been summoned to the Investigative Committee of Russia for interrogation under the probe.

The court orders on arrest of accounts of non-profit organizations Anti-Corruption Foundation and Protection of Rights of Citizens and over 100 accounts of individuals and legal persons have been transferred to credit organizations to be implemented. Cash flow on all accounts is blocked.

As it was reported earlier, in 2016-2018 persons related to activities of non-profit organizations Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), including staff members of the foundation, received from a third party a large sum of money in roubles and foreign currencies know to be acquired illegally. In order to legalize ownership and disposal of the money, acquired in an illegal way, accomplices through Cash-in and Recycling devices (ATM) in Moscow deposited the sum of money to accounts in several banks. After that, they organized the transfer of money to current FBK accounts financing activity of the non-profit organization to complete illegal activities of money legalization.

Investigation continues identifying all persons involved in the offence and establishing its circumstances.