A court in Vladivostok arrested property worth more than 167 million rubles of five defendants in the case of laundering 3 billion rubles. This was reported press office investigative department of the TFR in Primorsky Krai.
“Investigators of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Primorsky Territory have taken interim measures in a criminal case on illegal banking and money laundering. So, at the request of the investigator of the Investigative Committee, the court seized the property of the defendants in the amount of more than 167 million rubles, ”the agency said in a statement.
In February, the Investigative Committee reported on the arrest of Anton Semikin, Evgeny Chen, Mark Pribylev, Alexander Krikun and Sergei Charaev. They are suspected of organizing and participating in a criminal community (parts 1.2 of article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), laundering money and other property (part 4 of article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and tax evasion (part 2 of article 199 of the Criminal Code RF).
By information “Komsomolskaya Pravda – Vladivostok”, the suspects carried out fictitious financial transactions to cash out and give legal form of ownership of funds obtained by illegal means. According to the prosecutor’s office, since 2017 they have laundered more than 3 billion rubles.