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June 19, 2021

Investigators conducted 18 searches as part of the investigation

New gambling network revealed in Moscow region

(Russia).- Investigators have initiated a case on the organizing of another illegal gambling network in the Moscow region, the Investigative Committee reported. According to investigators, members of a criminal gang operated in gambling clubs and betting offices in the Moscow Region and Moscow from last November 1 to March 14.

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nvestigators conducted 18 searches as part of the criminal investigation. A host of gambling equipment, us$ 1.12 million and counterfeit CDs were found, the Investigative Committee reported.

A similar illegal casino network in the Moscow Region was uncovered last year. The high-profile scandal incited a public uproar. Businessman Ivan Nazarov allegedly operated illegal casinos in 15 towns across the region.

According to law enforcement authorities, several high-ranking officials of prosecutor's offices and the federal Interior Ministry were involved in the casino operation, which generated between us$ 5 million and us$ 10 million in revenue monthly.

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