According to the investigation, persons related to the activities of the non-profit organization Anti-Corruption Foundation, including the foundation’s employees, from January 2016 to December 2018, “received a large amount of money from third parties in rubles and foreign currency, which are known to they were acquired by criminal means. ”

In the UK, they noted that “in order to impart a legitimate type of possession, use and disposal” of money obtained by criminal means, accomplices through Cash-in and Recycling devices (ATMs) contributed the same amount of money to the settlement accounts of several banks.

“After that, they organized the transfer of credited funds to FBK’s current settlement accounts, having financed the activities of this non-profit organization, thus completing joint criminal actions to legalize them,” the department said in a statement.

Investigators will establish “sources of obtaining criminal funds,” their volume and the circle of persons involved in the illegal fund financing scheme, added to the Investigation Committee.