Investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia launched 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) upon materials received from the Ministry of Internal Affairs on legalization of funds of total value of approximately 1 billion roubles.
According to the investigation, from January 2016 to December 2018, the 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 known to be acquired illegally. In order to legalize ownership and disposal of the money, acquired illegally, 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 takes all required measures to identify and detain all accomplices.
Investigators are to define all illegal money sources and their volume and to identify all persons involved in the illegal scheme of foundation financing.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko