The attackers have developed a fraudulent scheme to receive payments for real estate, which is due to low-income citizens who are recognized as in need of housing under a social lease.
According to law enforcement officials, the accomplices found among the chronically ill people who are entitled to social assistance and issued powers of attorney with the right to sign. The defendants then submitted the necessary documents and received letters of guarantee for payment.
At the final stage, the accomplices conducted fictitious transactions for the sale of real estate, which in reality was their property. As a result, the seller was paid from the estimate in accordance with the previously issued letter of guarantee. The total damage from illegal activities amounted to almost 20 million rubles.
At the moment, the materials of the criminal case are sent to the court. The defendants face punishment under articles 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud) and 174 (money laundering).