Two swindlers deceiving businessmen to 12 mln tenge convicted in Astana

Date: 08:43, 10-07-2014.

Astana. July 10. KazTAG - Two swindlers deceiving foreign businessmen to 12 mln tenge have been sentenced 4 and 7 years imprisonment with property confiscation in Astana, reports the press-service of Astana Prosecutor's Office.

"The court N2 of Almaty district of Astana sentenced Mr.P 7 years imprisonment, his mate was sentenced 4 years imprisonment with property confiscation for swindle. (...) A foreign company without suspecting criminal intentions transferred 12 mln tenge to the account of the swindlers which were subsequently stolen," reads the message.

The convicts created a fictitious company selling non ferrous metals and concluded a contract on cathode copper supply to $80 mln with Finnish company. After the company had received a letter of guarantee it transferred $12 mln to the account of swindlers which they spent on cars and land purchase.

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