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The evidence gathered by the investigative authorities of the Bryansk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia was found sufficient to convict a 40-year-old resident of Bryansk, found guilty of illegal organization and conduct of gambling with the use of information and telecommunications network Internet, organized group, coupled with the extraction of income in especially large amounts (Part 3 of Article 171.2 of the Criminal Code).
Preliminary investigation and the court found that from October 2014 to May 2019, three residents of the regional center, who are currently on the international wanted list, in office premises in Bryansk organized the development of software to organize and conduct gambling on the information resource 1xbet, and implementation of technical support of this site. Gambling was conducted without obtaining a license from the Federal Tax Service issued in accordance with the law.
The defendant accepted cash from citizens and then credited it to virtual accounts in the players' personal accounts on the website, thus providing the latter with the opportunity to bet on sporting events and play other gambling games.
As a result of illegal gambling activities of an organized group, they extracted a total revenue of more than 63 billion rubles.
The criminal proceeds were transferred by the organizer of the crime to his accounts in a bank located outside the Russian Federation and were subsequently distributed among the members of the organized group.
The crime was detected by employees of the Federal Tax Service of Russia, and the operational support was provided by the regional FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The court sentenced the accused to 3 years of imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony and a fine of 800 000 rubles. She has been granted a postponement of serving her sentence of imprisonment until her child reaches the age of 14.
The organizer and other members of the group were charged in absentia, a measure of restraint involving isolation from society was chosen and they are on the international wanted list. Investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia have established that the defendants' real property worth more than 1.5 billion roubles has been seized.