The court found three members of an organized group guilty of fraud (Part 4 of Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) for maintaining a public accusation by the prosecutors of the Lviv Regional Prosecutor’s Office. According to the verdict of the court, these persons were sentenced to 7, 6 and 5 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property, respectively.
It was established that three people who were serving sentences in one of the correctional institutions in the Lviv region used mobile phones and tablets to post messages on the Internet about the alleged sale of wood, grain mixtures, etc. At the same time, the defendants used a fictitious story according to which “their company” does not carry out cash transactions, on the basis of which they induced the victims to transfer money to the accounts of the convicts by means of deception. After the money was transferred, the purchased goods did not reach the buyers, and the “sellers” no longer contacted each other.
In total, 19 people were injured by the actions of the convicts.
The pre-trial investigation was carried out by the investigators of the State Department of the National People’s Republic of Ukraine in the Lviv region.
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