In Khabarovsk 18 people to stand trial for «gambling business»

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The Prosecutor’s office approved the indictment in relation to 18 local people in criminal cases about the organisation of a network of underground gambling clubs in Khabarovsk, reports the Prosecutor’s office of the region.

According to investigators, four of the festival organized in Khabarovsk the network of 11 clubs, where people were gambling. The clubs were placed over 630 slot machines. Another 14 people, the organizers had hired as security guards, cashiers and administrators of the halls.

In the premises of the clubs sold alcohol, organized protection, and a unified video surveillance system. Control of the activity of game halls was carried out from a single point of observation. For conspiracy the payout was made in «offices» that were located in separate rooms and were disguised as food stalls.

The work of the clubs was stopped by employees of FSB. Were seized 631 slot machine and 11 payment terminals, video equipment, and they also seized 1.5 million rubles.

«The Prosecutor’s office in Khabarovsk approved the indictment in criminal cases against 18 members of an organized criminal group. They are accused under article «illegal organization and conduct of gambling», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the three accused entered into a pretrial agreement on cooperation, their business is allocated in separate manufacture and will be considered by the court in a special order. After presenting the accused copy of indictment, the Prosecutor’s office will refer the case to the Central district court of Khabarovsk for consideration on the merits.