From March 2016 to December 2017, a group of residents of Nefteyugansk earned at least 2.5 million rubles for carrying out illegal banking activities. The Investigative Committee of Ugra opened a criminal case into the crime. The agency was informed about this by the press service of the law enforcement agency.
“The Second Department for Investigation of Particularly Important Cases opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under paragraph “a” of Part 2 of Art. 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal banking activities committed by an organized group). <...> A set of investigative actions are being carried out in the criminal case aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crime,” the press service of the district investigative committee reported.
According to investigators, the “bankers” used various office premises in the city, where they carried out illegal banking activities for interest on transactions. The attackers gave cash to citizens and maintained accounts of legal entities using the details of non-credit organizations.