New details of fraud case in “Yugo-Zapadny” car dealership in Penza
Penza, 13 August 2015. PenzaNews. The criminal case, which was originally initiated on Part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code “Fraud,” which involves the founder and CEO of LLC “Transcom” (“Yugo-Zapadny” car dealership), has been transferred to the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Penza region.
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“During the preliminary investigation, the actions of the defendants — citizens of 1983 and 1969 years of birth — have been reclassified, and charged with a crime under Part 4, Art. 160 of the Criminal Code “Appropriation or peculation.” According to investigators, from April 2011 to June 2014, they committed the theft of property of 148 citizens in the amount of 55,479,750 rubles by appropriation of money obtained from the sale of entrusted vehicles, and peculation of vehicles through power abuse,” Yulia Pilyasova, acting senior assistant head of Investigation Department in Media Relations.
She added that on July 15, 2015 in respect of one of the defendants another criminal proceedings began under Part 1, Art. 198 of the Criminal Code “Evasion taxes and (or) individual charges.”
“In view of the decision of the deputy prosecutor of the Penza region, as well as the violations made in the production of the preliminary investigation, the criminal case against the leaders of LLC “Transcom” has been withdrawn from the Penza region Investigation Department proceedings and transferred to the regional Investigative Committee,” the agency interlocutor said.
Yulia Pilyasova stressed that since the beginning of criminal proceedings, a significant amount of investigative work aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crime, was done.
“Active work is also held to compensate for the damage caused to victims,g” the representative of the Investigation Department noted.