In 2012, an international criminal gang stole over $ 2 million from a US financial organisation. The money stolen was pulled through a chain of intermediary banks down to a local Krasnodar bank in Russia for further cashing out.
Thanks to the prompt actions taken by the Firm’s lawyers the money stolen had been seized just a few hours before the criminals came to the bank in Krasnodar with a relevant delivery instruction. After having blocked the illegal bank accounts, the team of lawyers obtained a court order confirming the Client’s right to collect the money. Resolving the matter was made more difficult by the criminals repeatedly providing fake material evidence in an effort to avoid prosecution – in one instance, they submitted an fake affidavit supposedly issued by a US judge.
As a result of over a year’s work, the key offenders involved in the scheme were sentenced, and all the money stolen was given back to the Client.
The Client’s interests were represented by the team of lawyers of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners including Associate Oleg Bouiko under the lead of Partner Denis Arkhipov.