Baku court commences trial of Moldova citizen accused of stealing about AZN1.5 million from Azerbaijani bank

# 16:57
7 May 2018

Baku Court on Grave Crimes commenced on Monday a trial of Moldova citizen Sergey Petrovichi who is accused of violating of operating instructions of electronic counting machines (ECM) systems or their networks and theft.


A state prosecutor announced the indictment in the trial presided over by judge Faig Ganiyev, APA reported.


Petrovichi pleaded guilty to some charges.


The trial will be resumed on May 14.


A criminal case was filed upon the fact of theft of more than 3,000,000 (three million) manats by illegal interference into the computer system of the country's banks through the Internet, money laundering, contactless withdrawal of money from ATMs and other operations.  


According to the information, a member of the international cybercriminal group, citizen of a foreign country, Petrovichi Sergey Aksentiyevich, who was disclosed on a criminal case under Articles 177.3.2 and 273.4 of the Criminal Code, was detained as a result of international judicial proceedings and extradited to Azerbaijan on December 30, 2017.


Under the indictment, Petrovichi withdrew 1,464,050 manats on July 12-15, 2017.