The Russian Laundromat Case Was Sent to the Court

The Russian Laundromat Case Was Sent to the Court
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13 April 2021 | 14:50

The General Prosecutor’s Office in Moscow has sent to the court a criminal case on the withdrawal from Russia to the Moldovan bank Moldindconbank more than 126 billion rubles. This was reported to journalists on Friday at the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, according to Tass.

“The Prosecutor General’s Office has approved an indictment in a criminal case against Alexander Korkin, Alexei Sobolev, Lev Pakhomov, Rinat Yusupov, and Viner Sharipova. They are accused of carrying out currency transactions to transfer funds in foreign currency to non-residents’ accounts using forged documents. The criminal case has been sent to the Tverskoy Court of Moscow,” the message reads.

According to the investigation, no later than June 2013 in Moscow and Chișinău, the owner of Moldinkonbank, Veceslav Platon, together with entrepreneurs Vladimir Plahotniuc and Alexander Korkin, created a criminal group in order to withdraw money in foreign currency from Russia. It included Oleg Kuzmin, director of the Treasury of Moldindkonbank, owner of the Evropeisky Express Bank, co-owners of OJSC AKB Russian Land Bank, OJSC Bank Zapadny, a branch of OJSC KKB “Creditbank” – “Creditinvest” Alexander Grigoriev and Beslan Bulguchev, heads of treasuries these banks Rinat Yusupov and Viner Sharipov, as well as Alexei Sobolev and Lev Pakhomov.

According to the investigators, from June 2013 to May 2014, they withdrew more than 126 billion rubles from Russian credit institutions to the bank accounts of a non-resident – JSC CB “Moldindkonbank” with the provision of deliberately forged documents.

Previously, Elena Platon, Alexander Grigoriev, and Oleg Kuzmin were sentenced to various terms of punishment. Plahotniuc, Veceslav Platon and businessman Renato Usatîi have been put on the international wanted list.

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