A criminal group member involved in real estate swindling to stand trial

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia completed an investigation into a criminal case against Dmitry Gretzky, a member of a criminal group who had been on the federal wanted list for a long time. He was charged with committing four attempts to commit fraud with apartments that belonged to a deceased owner (Part 3, Article 30, Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, during 2008-2013 a criminal group of people operated in the city of St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Novgorod regions, which searched for disadvantaged citizens, and apartments that remained after the death of the owner. Using fake passports, deceiving owners, notaries and registration officials, the criminals sold apartments on behalf of the owner under false powers of attorney, and stole the proceeds of their sale.

Previously, there was a guilty verdict against the nine members of the criminal group. One of the participants of the criminal group - a former law enforcement officer Dmitry Gretzky hid from the investigation and since 2017 was on the federal wanted list. The defendant was detained in May of this year.

The investigation has collected a sufficient evidentiary basis, confirming the commission by Dmitry Gretzky of these crimes, in connection with which the criminal case with the approved indictment was sent to court to be considered on the merits.