The proceedings on the organization of gambling business by one of Transcarpathian deputies have been forwarded to court

Prosecutor's Office Press service  10 December 2014 17:37  13186762 087693
The proceedings on the organization of gambling business have been forwarded to court

Transcarpathian Regional Prosecutor's Office delivered notice of suspicion to the group of individuals who, by prior agreement, were engaged in gambling business and legalization of the proceeds from the crime. One of the organizers of this group was a deputy of Mizhhirya town council. Currently, the materials of the criminal proceedings have been forwarded to the court.
 Thus, the investigation revealed that the said 33-year-old deputy had organized a criminal group of 8 people to carry out a prohibited type of economic activity - gambling in the town of Mizhhirya.
 The ultimate goal of the criminal group was to organize and conduct gambling business, detailed planning of offenses, distribution of roles, adherence to internal discipline, implementation of covering and conspiracy measures. 
Since the beginning of their illegal activities (from January to August this year), the said individuals managed to enrich themselves by nearly 1 million hryvnias. Later, these funds were legalized.
Due to coordinated work of the regional prosecutor's office and skillfully organized work of law enforcement officers, this criminal business was exposed. During the preliminary investigation, enough evidence against the OCG members was collected and all of them are  charged with offenses under Part 3 of Art. 28 and Part 1 of Art. 203 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and the organizers - under Part 2 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (conduct of gambling business and legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime).

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