A criminal case over the illegal withdrawal of $21 million to Latvia was initiated in the Russian region of Khabarovsk. A local resident who is suspected in the crime is charged under article “Making foreign exchange transactions to transfer funds to accounts of non-residents using falsified documents”.
It is noted that the man launched a company and registered for his woman friend, who signed documents for monetary reward. Among the documents there was a freight forwarding agreement with a Latvian company for the provision of services on transportation of cargoes.
For the next five months, over a hundred of remittances of funds in the amount of about $21 million have been made. However, in this period, the firm transportation services were not provided.