In Moscow, former senior customs official accused of attempted swindling to stand trial


The Moscow Interregional Transport Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia has finished the investigation into former Deputy Head of the Moscow Regional Customs Office of the Federal Customs Service of Russia. He is accused of committing an offense under Part 3 of Article 30, Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (attempted swindling).

The investigation established that, on November 28, 2018, around 10 PM, in one of Moscow restaurants, the Deputy Head of the Moscow Regional Customs Office of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, having an intent to steal the money belonging to a citizen through deceit and using his official position, had misled the latter about a possibility for direction of a limited liability company to avoid criminal responsibility, and received over 11 million rubles. However, during operative and search activities carried out by officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia, he was detained and placed into custody upon an investigative motion.

The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.

17 December 2019 12:30

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