SBU blocks financial operations with temporarily occupied territories
SBU officers blocked financial operations with temporarily occupied territories.
Within the framework of open criminal proceedings, law enforcement found that one of the Vinnytsia commercial entities provided payment services from ROI terminals operating in so-called “D/LNR” and temporarily annexed Crimea, as well as from Internet resources of non-bank financial institutions. The officers documented that dealers provided direct technical support and servicing of servers involved in illegal activities. They, in particular, provided a cover-up for an illegal mechanism, by using the processing system as a technological layer between the terminals of shadow market and other processing services.
During searches authorized by the court in offices of merchants, law enforcement officers seized documents with evidence of the illegal activity of the payment system, hard drives, laptops, computers, which may contain electronic information confirming the actions of the payment system on the territory controlled by “D/LNR” terrorist organizations.
To prevent blocking the company’s transactions, during the search the SBU officers did not disconnect or remove servers. All computer equipment unused in financial transactions will be returned to the owners after the relevant inspection.
The pre-trial investigation in a criminal proceeding opened on the grounds of crimes provided for in Part 4 Art. 190, Part 2 Art. 200, Part 3 Art. 27, Part 1 Art. 205, Part 3 Art. 209, Part 1 Art. 258-5, Part 2 Art. 258-5, Part 3 Art. 258-5, Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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