SFS officials suspected of money laundering with the use of cryptocurrencies

Чиновников ГФС подозревают в отмывании денег с использованием криптовалют

Officials accused of money laundering using kriptopolis

Prosecutors investigating the possible involvement of officials of the State fiscal service of money laundering using kriptopolis.

Officials of the State fiscal service and the owners of a number of companies tried to legalize illegally obtained revenue by output abroad using cryptocurrency and is prohibited in Ukraine payment systems. On Thursday, November 15, the press service of the Prosecutor General.

Noted that during a pretrial investigation are the circumstances of the withdrawal abroad of illegally obtained money with the use of such payment systems like Qiwi, WebMoney and YandexДеньги.

It is reported that the organizers of the scheme to create the illusion of business projects applied methods for the creation of “financial pyramids” attracted people to build referral programs.

According to the GPU, to violations may be part of the SFS officials, the owners of the business entities and related individuals.

“The Prosecutor General’s office carries out pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings on the facts of the creation of a criminal organization to commit grave and especially grave crimes, abuse of official position of officials of bodies of state fiscal service of Ukraine, the legalization of incomes obtained in a criminal way in especially large sizes with use is prohibited in Ukraine of electronic payment systems and other financial vehicles”, – stated in the message.

As reported in the Department, with the aim of identifying and fixing information on the preparation and committing of violations, law enforcement officers conducted searches in Kiev and Vinnytsia region.

Earlier the staff of SBU documented the facts of laundering of proceeds obtained by illegal means through the use of a number of Ukrainian stock exchanges.

It was also reported that the passports of Ukrainians in Bulgaria sold for the cryptocurrency.

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