Russian ex-official involved in $10 mn fraud

June 5th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former director of Russia’s office for the coordination of the fight against organised crime and two of his accomplices have been found guilty of cheating a man of $10 million.

Lt. Gen. Alexander Bokov, with his friends Kraimer and Stepanov, in 2005 misled a businessman, saying that they could assist in the acquisition of a controlling stake in one of the largest transport companies.

For their service, they demanded $46 million from the businessman, said the spokesman for the investigative committee, Vladimir Markin.

The businessman gave Bokov’s trustees more than $9.5 million in 2006, but no action followed after that.

The victim approached the police, and the men were detained.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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