SBU closed the virtual casino which has funded the militants

The security personnel stopped in Kiev illegal online gambling business, which was owned by the citizens of Russia, and was used in including for the funding of terrorist organizations «DNR/LNR». About it on April 12 announced the press center of the SBU.

«The founders and owners of two it companies involved in illegal transactions, were the Russians. The organizers of the underground business, contrary to the Ukrainian legislation, used to place bets in virtual casinos are some well-known payment systems. Profits from gambling business owners brought in offshore companies and accounts in the Russian Federation», — stated in the message.

The staff of intelligence service during the investigation established the facts of use of accounts of it companies in payment systems to Finance the activities of terrorist organizations «DNR/LNR». Police checked the operation to transfer funds from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and annexed Crimea.

During searches in offices of the companies of Kiev the staff of SBU seized computer equipment with proof of illegal financial transactions, including those aimed at the financing of terrorism.

SBU investigators opened criminal proceedings under part 1 St. 203-2 and part 2 of article 258-5 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

Conducted searches and checking accounts. Urgent investigative actions continue.

We will remind, in February, the SBU conducted a large-scale special operation and stopped activity of the konvertatsionny center, through which was financed by the «DNR/LNR».

SBU closed the virtual casino which has funded the militants 13.04.2016

Апрель 13th, 2016 by
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