MOSCOW, July 12 (RAPSI) — The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow has sentenced five people to prison terms ranging from 15 to 19 years for illegal currency transfers amounting to more than 126 billion rubles (about $2.15 billion at the time of writing) with the use of falsified documents to BC Moldindconbank S.A.

Alexander Korkin, Alexey Sobolev, Lev Pakhomov, Rinat Yusupov and Vinera Sharipova have been convicted of committing such crimes as performing large-scale foreign currency transfers to non-resident accounts with the use of forged documents as part of a criminal organization, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.

In addition, the court has turned over 1.4 billion rubles worth of property belonging to Korkin, Sobolev, Pakhomov and Elena Platon, a Moldindkonbank top manager, including 36 real estate objects in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

According to court documents and evidence presented at the trial, the Moldovan bank was used by the aforesaid persons to illegally withdraw funds from Russia. 

From June 2013 to May 2014, the co-conspirators carried out illegal foreign exchange operations to transfer funds denominated in foreign currency from the accounts of these Russian credit institutions to the bank accounts of non-resident CB Moldindconbank on the base of deliberately forged documents.

Previously, Elena Platon, Alexander Grigoriev and Oleg Kuzmin have already been sentenced to various terms of punishment, the Prosecutor General’s Office notes.