In Orenburg Region, investigation of a probe into organization of a criminal community completed


The Orenburg Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia finished investigation of a probe into 10 residents of Orenburg Region and Bashkortostan Republic accused of committing offenses under Part 2 of Article 210, Paragraphs A, B of Part 3 of Article 171.2 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation of a criminal community and illegal organization and carrying out of gambling) and into a former interior bodies officer accused of Part 3 of Article 210, Paragraphs A, B, C of Part 3 of Article 171.2 and Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of Russia (participation in a criminal community through use of official position, illegal organization and carrying out of gambling, bribery on an especially large scale). Two of the convicts have been additionally accused of committing an offense under Paragraphs A, B, Part 4, Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (legalization (laundering) of money acquired by a person as a result of a crime committed by him).

According to investigation, during a period from November 2016 to August 2017 the accused acting as criminal community used premises located in Orenburg as gambling estates to carry out illegal activities, extracting income on an especially large scale, which was later legalized according through certain schemes.

As a result of the criminal activities the participants of the illegal community managed to extract income of over 28 million rubles

Apart from the main organizers, accountants and administrators the criminal community included persons with special technical knowledge, a polygraph examiner.

Apart from that, a police officer of Orenburgskoe department of the Russian Interior Ministry received bribes from leaders of the criminal community for warnings about police inspections of gambling establishments and retail premises with installed single gaming terminals.

In terms of the probe, the court satisfied investigator's motion to arrest numerous real estate objects belonging to the accused and significant sums of money in order to ensure the fulfilment of sentence.

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

04 August 2020 11:37

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