A group of fraudsters will stand trial for defrauding more than 100 citizens through fake investments

31 January 2024 2 minutes Author: Newsman

The indictment against the organizer and four members of the criminal group, who defrauded more than 100 citizens, was sent to court by the prosecutors of the Obolon District Prosecutor’s Office of the city of Kyiv

Shahrayism scheme through Telegram channels

According to the investigation, the 19-year-old accused in August 2022 developed a criminal scheme that involved the creation and administration of channels in the Telegram messenger under the names “Eagle Investments”, “Solidny VR”, “Honest Master Orlov”, “Delaem money together”. Through these channels, members of the group offered potential customers super-high returns on casino investments, convincing them to transfer money to controlled bank cards.

During the investigation, which was carried out by the employees of the Obolonsky UP GUNP in Kyiv under the operational support of the cybercrime countermeasures department in Kyiv of the Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine, 10 searches were conducted. As a result, almost two hundred SIM cards, more than 100 bank cards, 220,000 hryvnias, 42,000 US dollars, telephones, computer equipment and draft records were seized.

Qualification of perpetrators’ actions

The actions of the organizer of the group were qualified under Part 1 of Art. 304 and Part 4 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and the other four participants – under Part 4 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Currently, the indictment has been sent to the court. During the pre-trial investigation, the suspects compensated the victims for property damage in the amount of more than 200 thousand hryvnias.

According to Art. 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered innocent of committing a crime and cannot be subjected to criminal punishment until his guilt is proven in a legal manner and established by a court verdict.

Press service of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office

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