A former lawyer and a Bar Associations member is charged with a criminal community organization in the Tolyatti city in Samarskaya oblast


The Investigating Officers of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Samarskaya oblast charge a criminal indictment to the main person of interest involved in the criminal community, who had the status of a lawyer in one of the Bar Associations of Tolyatti while committing the crimes. The criminal indictmen is charged in accordance with the crimes prescribed in  Part 1 Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of a criminal community), Part 2, Article 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal funds in use, committed by an organized group), paragraph "b" Part 4, Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (legalization (laundering) of funds or other property acquired by a person as a result of committing a crime committed on an especially large scale), paragraph  “b” Part 2, Article 173.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal creation of a legal entity committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy), paragraphs "a", "b" Part 2 of Article 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal banking activity, committed by an organized group, with the profit extraction on an especially large scale).

According to the investigation, no later than 2017, in order to commit crimes, the Accused has created a criminal group, and developed a criminal organization chart, and a plan for committing crimes. According to investigators, the criminal group included at least 29 residents of the Samarskaya oblast during several years. The mentioned above persons carried out the illegal banking activities, as a result of these activities, the funds in the amount of at least 1.8 billion rubles were transfferred to the settlement accounts of the entities that were controlled by the criminal community members, and they received illegal profit in the amount of not less than 150 million rubles. The funds received from criminal activity were used for the construction of buildings in the city of Tolyatti in order to give a legal shape to their possession, use and disposal in the amount of at least 50 million rubles. These properties were also registered to the Company, affiliated to the Accused.

Currently, the investigation against the members of the criminal group is close to be finalized. In the nearest future, all the defendants will be charged.

30 June 2022 10:00

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