12:27 15.06.2017

Law enforcers reveal money laundering using crypto currencies

Law enforcers reveal money laundering using crypto currencies

Officers of the tax police of the main department of the State Fiscal Service of Kyiv jointly with officers of the criminal investigation department of the National Police of Kyiv and the investigation department of the National Police in Vinnytsia region have revealed an international scam involving money laundering using crypto currencies.

The State Fiscal Service said in a press release that during the investigation a group of persons who embezzled large sums of money using fraud and betrayal of trust and was involved in money laundering under the disguise of converting various crypto currencies into cash was established.

The group particularly hired poor residents of Poltava region and sent them to work in Moscow. These persons in Moscow received instructions from the group members, took cash, sold bitcoins in Russia and transported the cash to the patrons. Thus, the hired persons were involved in money laundering of various crypto currencies via their conversion into the U.S. dollars or Russian rubles.

Law enforcers seized over UAH 14.2 million in the national and foreign currencies, computers, bank cards and a Stalker gun without ID papers.

The investigation is underway.

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