A prisoner has collected six billion free. Disclosed criminal community, organized in the colony

A prisoner has collected six billion free. Disclosed criminal community, organized in the colony

As it became known “Kommersant”, was convicted of fraud and awaiting imposition of another sentence of a former banker Maxim Serkin organized in the colony of a large financial pyramid, which he directed right out of custody. Controlled by doctor of economic Sciences, Professor Serkin credit consumer cooperatives operated in 17 regions of Russia for four years for stealing the time from investors of more than 6 billion rubles.

Such a big event anti-corruption Directorate is not conducted for a long time. In just two days, on 30 and 31 October, in conjunction with territorial bodies of Ministry of internal Affairs guebipk officers carried out searches at 180 locations in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Saratov region, Krasnodar territory, Novosibirsk region, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Primorsky region and nine regions of the Russian Federation. In the course of investigative and operational activities has been withdrawn the financial documentation, printing more than 200 fictitious firms and even a very rare spetspribor for forged signatures. In the capital and St. Petersburg, and also in Khabarovsk and Primorsk was detained eight main defendants in the case. At the request of the investigative Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs instituted a criminal case under article 210 and part 2 of article 172.2 of the criminal code (organization of criminal community to raise funds), they all concluded by the court into custody.

During the investigation it was established that operated throughout Russia 22 credit consumer cooperative (PDA), which had license of the Central Bank, starting in 2013 attracted the money of investors for the construction of real estate — apartments and business centers. Customers lured by the payment of higher dividends, reaching 16-20% per annum, while the banks could offer investors no more than 10%.

Payments to the cooperative, which operates on the principle of a financial pyramid, was carried out exclusively by new investors.

According to law enforcement officials, the pyramid, the motto of which was “to Preserve and multiply”, he acted completely legally: all contracts with the citizens were duly registered. When this client PDA even drove through supposedly under construction, and offices gave presentations on the projects. The interior Ministry notes that among the contributors there were quite a lot of pensioners, each of which gave the organizers of the Scam from 30 thousand to 400 thousand rubles. And a few hundred people out of 25 thousand lost their money invested in PDAs from a few tens to hundreds of millions of rubles.

In total, over four years, the cooperatives have collected more than 6 billion rubles.

Crumble the pyramid began in the summer of this year, when virtually all 22 of the CPC not only ceased to pay interest, but generally has refused to return investors invested their money. As it turned out, the payment of dividends cooperatives carried out exclusively at the expense of new investors. In the end the deceived citizens began to besiege offices of the CCP, demanding their money back, and soon fell and statements to law enforcement about the fraud.