358 million RUR stolen from industrial enterprise in Nizhnyaya Salda

11 June 2008 (08:51)

Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Moscow headquarters and Ural Federal District’s public prosecution authorities disclosed some new crimes attributed to the so-called black raiders, a group headed by a thirty-five-year-old Yekaterinburg dweller (who is currently on the international wanted file). The officer’s efforts were part of a special economic offense prevention program coordinated by Ural Federal District’s law-enforcement agencies.

The members of the group are believed to have created fictitious trade liabilities at one of Sverdlovsk region’s large industrial enterprises based in Nizhnyaya Salda. As a result, the fraudsters were able to steal over 358 million RUR (most of the enterprise’s fixed assets) from this unfortunate joint stock company. The offense resulted in criminal proceedings based on Article 159 (part 4) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (large-scale fraud carried out by an organized group of criminals); this can lead to up to a ten-year imprisonment of the accused, should they be found guilty.

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