Kazakhstan investigates illegal casino network



NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – The court of the city of Kyzylorda will consider the case of the organisation of illegal casinos operating in five cities of Kazakhstan, Sputnik – Kazakhstan reported on December 25.

According to the Financial Monitoring Committee, the criminal group organised illegal gambling activities in Almaty, Shymkent, Karaganda, Taraz and Kyzylorda. The amount of income from the crime was more than 800 million tenge ($1-418,89 tenge)

In total, seven suspects will appear before the court, including a German citizen. They are prosecuted under the criminal articles “Creation and management of an organised group, criminal organisation, as well as participation in them”, “Organisation of illegal gambling business”, “Legalisation (laundering) of money and (or) other property obtained by criminal means”, as well as “Bribery or coercion to give false testimony or evasion of testimony, to make a false conclusion or to incorrect translation”.

The sanction of these criminal articles provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of two to 12 years.



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