SBU exposes RF citizen on money laundering with the use of crypto-currency
The SBU officers in Odesa region exposed an RF citizen, who organized a mechanism of money laundering with the use of crypto-currency for transferring them to RF and temporary occupied territories of Donbas and occupied Crimea.
The law enforcers established that the offender through specially produced web-resources and offshore companies created a system of illegal money conversion, in particular with the use of crypto-currency. Individuals and legal bodies from Ukraine and Russia were among dealers` clients. It was documented that the businessman also gained possession of money of USA citizens, which he laundered by converting them into bitcoins and other crypto-currencies.
According to the SBU information, RF citizen lived in the territory of Ukraine for a long time due to the fictitious marriage. Without fixed official income in our country, he receives substantial gains from illegal activity.
In course of pre-trial investigation, the SBU operatives got the information that the criminal keeps in touch with the chiefs of certain ministries and administrations of RF, which includes power department, and directly works together with Chairman of the Board of Sberbank Rossii concerning creating Russian system of money transmission under the block-chain technology.
In the framework of the pre-trial investigation, procedural actions are ongoing towards checking the implication of mentioned person in the actions to make harm to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and identificating other accomplices of illegal mechanism.
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