In the Penza region arrested the organizers of a financial pyramid
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. Police in the Penza region arrested four suspects in the creation of “financial pyramids”, the damage from which amounted to more than a billion rubles, said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.
“Four of the organizers and active members of the criminal organization had been arrested. In order to provide compensation for seized 22 of the immovable property belonging to the defendants in the criminal case,” said the Wolf, quoted by the press service of the Ministry.
Police found that members of the “pyramid” in 2012 via advertising in mass media has attracted the money of citizens under the pretext of paying high dividends. According to preliminary data, the number of victims exceeds three thousand people.
The attackers promised to depositors to invest their savings in projects related to the real estate market. According to Wolf, the payments were made due to the receipt of funds from new customers. “Only on the territory of six subjects of Russia operated nine branches, United by a common management center in Serbia”, she added.
Law enforcement officers conducted searches in Moscow, St.-Petersburg and Penza, and in the process seized objects and documents confirming the illegal activities. Criminal case under articles “Swindle” and “Organization of criminal community (criminal organization) or participation in it (her)”, said the representative of the Ministry of interior.