On Tuesday, August 15, it became known that the police are looking for the former leader of one of the largest organized crime groups for cashing money Sergei Magininformation about this appeared in the base “Search” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to the telegram channel of the Cheka-OGPU, the interest in Magin, who had already served his sentence, arose among the security forces as part of a criminal case on Europe’s largest money laundering channel. “Laundromate”. A RBC source close to the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed this information. He also said that Magin is currently in Israel.
@vchkogpu, 15.08.2023 16:01: Banker, racing driver and serial witness testified against Magin Augustine Morales-Escomia. In the summer he was found guilty of participation in the Laundromat and received 11 years in prison. Morales made a deal with the investigation, in which he testifies against everyone and everything. It is noteworthy that Magin was put on the wanted list immediately after release after a long term in office of the ex-head of the GUEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Denis Sugrobov, who considers Magin his personal enemy and, being an acting general, personally detained him in one of the cafes. — Inset K.ru
Magin was involved in the activities of the Laundromat, was one of the ideologists of the scheme for withdrawing funds abroad, according to the investigation. “Before that, he and his comrades organized a similar scheme in Lithuania. After the closure of the Baltic channel, an alternative was found, ”says the interlocutor of RBC.
A criminal gang led by Magin, known in criminal circles as Seryozha two percent, eliminated in the summer of 2013, a team of employees of the GUEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the leadership of Police Lieutenant General Denis Sugrobov. The instruction for the development of cashers was given by the assistant to the president Evgeny Shkolov, who headed the interdepartmental working group on combating illegal financial transactions. Later, Sugrobov himself ended up in a colony. He was sentenced by the court for creating an organized crime group and exceeding his powers to 22 years of strict regime. Subsequently, his punishment softened up to 12 years. This summer, Sugrobov was released from prison on parole.
Magin and four of his accomplices were charged with creating a criminal community and participating in it (Article 210 of the Criminal Code), illegal banking activities (Article 172 of the Criminal Code) and illegal organization of a legal entity (Article 173.1 of the Criminal Code).
In 2016, the Presnensky Court of Moscow appointed Sergey Magin and Vadim Rybalchenko eight and a half years in prison. It was said in court that they cashed out and withdrew 122 billion rubles. abroad through the one-day firms they created, and the amount of remuneration they received did not exceed 0.5%. At the same time, the indictment in the criminal case, approved by Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin, stated that the members of the group illegally cashed, converted, and also transferred about 170 billion rubles abroad. The budget of the defendants from illegal operations amounted to almost 850 million rubles.
In 2019, Magin was released from penal colony No. 6, located in the village of Stenkino, Ryazan Region.