Car swindler to be tried in Chelyabinsk

The coordinator of RealAutoGroup car owners cooperative and of OOO RealAutoGroup Financial & Industrial Holding was detained in Krasnodar and will be taken by the police to Chelyabinsk, the spokesperson for Ural Federal District’s Administration of the Russian Federation General Prosecutor’s Office reports.

The law-enforcement agencies operating in various Russian regions have instituted over 160 criminal lawsuits involving the man in question altogether. The charges are based on Article 159 (part 4) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (large-scale fraud); the lawsuits have been filed into a single case and placed with Ural Federal District’s Main Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The offender was placed on the international ‘wanted’ list in the course of the investigation; following the demand of Ural Federal District’s Administration of the Russian Federation General Prosecutor’s Office, he was to be arrested, which was seen as a measure of restraint.

The suspect was detained under a false name and with a fake ID in Krasnodar Territory in late May 2010. The fraudster is now arrested and kept in the local detention ward.


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