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The Bank of Russia from the beginning of 2016 has identified 50 organizations with signs of financial pyramids, that is, paying money to clients only at the expense of new entrants. This was reported to journalists by the head of the main Department of the Central Bank to counter unfair practices on financah Valery Lyakh, reports Rambler News Service.
Information about the portion of them transferred to law enforcement agencies. However, a final conclusion on these organizations, the Central Bank has not yet been rendered.
Previously, on 30 March the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has approved amendments to the criminal code establishing criminal responsibility for the organization of financial pyramids. According to the document, the organizers of the pyramids faces a fine of up to 1.5 million rubles or imprisonment for up to six years.
The amendments were adopted by the state Duma on 15 March and approved by the Federation Council on March 23. Previously adopted amendments to the Code of administrative offences (Cao), under which organizers of financial pyramids in the case that their activity has no signs of a criminal offence, will be punished in the form of administrative fines.
According to the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia, in 2014 in Russia worked for more than 160 organizations with signs of financial pyramids, from illegal activity affecting more than 9 thousand people, and the sum of the caused damage amounted to 1.7 million rubles. Due to the presence already of the damage was initiated more than 200 criminal cases under article “swindle”.
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