Eleven people suspected of legal fraud were detained in the capital. According to preliminary data, the material damage caused by them exceeds 100 million rubles. About it reported Irina Volk, official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
According to the agency, the scammers, hiding behind the name of a law firm, promised their clients to amend their credit history and help them get profitable loans. But the swindlers did not have a real opportunity to provide such services. After the conclusion of the contracts, the scammers received payment and stopped communicating.
More than 50 citizens became victims of swindlers. The police detained the alleged leader of the group and ten of his subordinates.
Investigators opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale). The sanction under this article is imprisonment for up to ten years with a fine of up to one million rubles.