SBU terminates large-scale raiding activities of organized group
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine together with the Prosecutor's Office of Donetsk region terminated the unlawful activity of a group of state registrars, ex-employees of the State Architectural and Construction Inspection and officials of the justice authorities of Odesa region.
Special service operatives established that in 2017 the official of the Main Directorate of Justice of Ukraine in the Odesa region together with ex-heads of the State Architectural and Construction Inspection in the Odesa region created a system of sham registry enterprises, whose activity was actually carried out in a special office in Odesa.
Using illegally obtained access key to the State registers, the organizers of the deal alienated land plots, real estate and corporate rights without the owners’ consent. They systematically entered false data into state databases, used forged documents, stamps, forms and stamps of enterprises, institutions and organizations of various forms of ownership.
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine have documented that from July 2017 till August 2018, on the basis of applications made on behalf of the deceased, the raiding group has committed more than 300 registration actions on re-registration of real estate throughout Ukraine, including in Donetsk, Luhansk regions and temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The deals were performed both for clients and for the benefit of involved persons.
In addition, the organizers of the fraud and controlled performers are involved in illegal developments in Odesa, the seizure of construction complexes, land and other real estate facilities. They also carried out unjustified disencumbrance (seizures of property) imposed by state enforcement officers on the basis of court decisions. Individuals, legal entities and state bodies are complainants of the actions of the attackers.
Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine a number of searches were conducted at the place of registration of the public utility and the residence of the persons involved in fraud. During the investigative actions, numerous physical evidences of unlawful acts were seized. Expert research and a preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the group are carried out. Investigative actions are ongoing to establish all the circumstances of the case.
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