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Thanks to High Commissioner, victims of fraudulent actions received a chance to return their money

19 September 2018
Thanks to High Commissioner, victims of fraudulent actions received a chance to return their money

Disabled person of group II R. addressed a complaint about inaction of officials on his application for a crime (fraud on the part of citizen V. , who had taken possession of his money) to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova.

By deceptive means, V. kidnapped money from a bank account for the amount of almost 400,000 rubles:

"I and several other people worked for a while in a commercial company, we received salary according to our power of attorney, V. After he was appointed new head of "G.", disruptions with payment of wages began — he constantly said that he was busy, sick or other reasons. From 2014 to 2016, he did not pay wages at all, although he received it. It was almost impossible to reach him, he did not answer phone. By August 2016, the debt was more than 1,800,000 rubles," — R. said. 

The statement of the crime was registered as early as July 2016, within two years it was unreasonably redirected from one competent authority to another without a procedural decision and notification of the applicant, which violated his right to access to justice. R. did not know how the investigation was conducted and was never even called for questioning. Nobody contacted either him or other victims.

"We got the impression that the case is intentionally delayed, so that the statute of limitations goes out and the investigating authorities could close it with a clear conscience, and not transfer it to the court. I ask you to help me find out why the investigation has been going on for so long, when there will finally be court hearings and when we would we get the money we have earned?", - R. asked desperately.

Having familiarized herself with the materials, the High Commissioner sent a request to the Prosecutor’s Office of the city of Moscow. According to the response, by results of the pre-investigation check, the investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Yakimanka District of Moscow instituted a criminal case under which R. was recognized as a victim.

Thus, it was only after the intervention of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation that a lawful decision was taken on the citizen’s application for a crime. At present, the preliminary investigation has not yet been completed, all the circumstances of the incident are established. The Office of the federal ombudsman received a letter of gratitude from citizen R:

"Thank you very much for your work and work of your employees. Without you, for sure it was for a very long time decided who should solve our problem. Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will finally get what has been earned a long time ago and what we couldn’t get. Thank you again for all your help".

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