Penger og våpen beslaglagt i raid mot Scientologikirken
Aksjonen 16. juni avdekket kontanter, våpen og ulovlig avlyttingsutstyr gjemt oppunder none takplater under et raid mot en bank tilknyttet Scientologikirken tidligere denne måneden. Litt av fangsten:
Pistol og falsk våpenlisens:
Omkring 16 millioner rubel (omkring 2 millioner kroner):
Avlyttingsutstyr (slikt utstyr er ulovlig for sivile i Russland):
...og i tilfelle noen lurte på om dette stedet virkelig har noe med Scientologikirken å gjøre:
Oversettelse av artikkel (fra WWP):
FSB searched PIR Bank in Scientology case
by Marina Davydova
June 24, 2016
According to investigators, Vitaly Paskal, Chairman of the Board of PIR Bank (Bank of industrial and investment settlements) is the main sponsor of the Church of Scientology in Russia, and the bank was founded specifically to meet the religious organization's needs.
Life.ru has learned that 16 million rubles were confiscated at the bank's premises - money not placed in special storage, but hidden in the ceiling of Vitaly Paskal's office. The seized banknotes were not registered in the bank's accounts.
A TT pistol and various sporting guns were also found, all of which will be analyzed. A criminal case for possession of weapons is under consideration.
A law enforcement source disclosed that "hidden surveillance cameras and audio-recording devices whose installation is prohibited by Russian law were found in Vitaly Paskal's office. Weapons and a counterfeit weapons carrying permit were also discovered. The seized electronic media were found to contain business secrets, information about financial transactions related to construction companies.
A letter of gratitude from the Church of Scientology for Vitaly Paskal's help and contribution to the organization's development was found on the wall of his office at the bank he heads.
Vitaly Paskal's office also shows that he is a fan of the Spartak soccer club. Club memorabilia is displayed everywhere. The banker and his partner also love motorcycles. Two rare bikes stand right inside his office.
In addition to PIR Bank, searches were conducted at 14 locations, 3 church buildings and 11 addresses of executives and Scientology sponsors. These investigative actions are based on article 171.2 of the criminal code, which concerns illegal business activities, and also on charges of invasion of privacy through the use of monitoring devices.
The impact on banker Vitaly Paskal's legal status has not been determined. Moreover, immediately after the searches, he complained to the police about the disappearance of 90 million rubles.
Life.ru: ФСБ обыскала ПИР Банк по делу сайентологов