In Moscow two men arrested for trying to steal from SOGAZ

The investigating bodies of the Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee continue investigating a criminal case against Alexander Ivanov and Eduard Askerov. They are charged with a crime under part 3 of article 30, part 4 of article 159.5 of the RF Penal Code (attempted insurance fraud).

According to investigators, in August 2014, Ivanov and Askerov attempted to steal from OOO SOGAZ 422 million rubles disguising it as getting an insurance payout under insurance contract. They tried to get money for the allegedly purchased medical materials lost by controlled firm OOO Laguna. The firm basically did not run any economic activity or purchase the goods. There were only empty boxes in the warehouse rented by the firm.

The crime was solved thanks to coherent work of investigators of the Moscow Main Investigations Directorate and officials of the Economic Security Service of the Federal Security Service.

Following a request of investigators a court has ruled to place Ivanov and Askerov in custody pending trial. The investigation is ongoing.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                                 V.I. Markin