Investigators of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Moscovskaya oblast charged 22 persons with creation of a criminal community and participation therein, as well as illegal organization and servicing gambling (Parts 1, 2, Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and Part 3, Article 171.2 of the Criminal Code RF - 2 episodes). The criminal case was launched on the investigation information of the Directorate "K" of the FSB of Russia, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Odintsovskiy urban okrug.
According to the investigation, no later than September 2020, three men created an organized criminal community with the aim of illegally organizing and servicing gambling outside the gambling zone using gambling equipment. They developed the structure of the criminal community, determined the number and composition of participants, as well as the procedure for interacting with each other, the functional duties and criminal role of each, the distribution of income between members of the group, based on the contribution of each member to the crimes committed. As a result, members of the criminal community organized two full-fledged gambling establishments on the territory of Odintsovo urban okrug and the city of Moscow, where gambling card games of poker and roulette were held and slot machine halls also functioned. They employed croupiers, dealers and operators of slot machines. During the period of activity, the criminal income of members of the criminal community amounted to over 90 million rubles.
Within a number of investigative actions, numerous gambling equipment, technical devices, as well as significant amounts of cash-money, rough accounting logs, and about 63 mobile communication devices were confiscated from gambling facilities. 8 multi forensic examinations were carried out, including: computer-technical, phonoscopic, technical and forensic. At present, interrogations and other investigative actions continue with the participation of the accused. Two defendants have been put on the wanted list.