Employees of Avto-Ideal-Xizmati LLC, in the city of Angren, Tashkent region, gained the trust of 1,506 clients in a period of 5 months and received more than 30 billion soums from 1,283 of them.
From October 2019 to March 2020, the management of Avto-Ideal-Xizmati LLC made agreements on the purchase of cars with 1,506 legal entities and individuals with an interest rate of 5% per annum and an initial payment of 20-30%. A total of 36,318,087,684 soums were transferred to the company’s bank account as an advance payment.
Officials of the company, at the expense of the abovementioned funds, delivered 228 customers cars for a total of 23,629,777,528 soums, and the remaining 1,283 customers, who paid 30,531,487,684 soums as an advance payment did not receive anything. Their money was not spent purposefully, which caused huge financial damage.
In this regard, on March 17 this year, the Angren branch of the PGO Department initiated criminal proceedings against Avto-Ideal-Xizmati LLC under Articles 192-11 of the Criminal Code and informed the City Prosecutor’s Office to start the preliminary investigation.
As the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office told Kun.uz, a preliminary investigation into the case has already been launched. However, on March 31, 2020, due to a serious chronic illness that excluded the accused from participating in the proceedings, the case was suspended according to Article 364 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
On 11 May this year, the criminal case was re-reopened, qualified in accordance with Article 168, part 4, paragraph “a” (fraud) of the Criminal Code, and sent to the Investigation Department of the Angren city DIA for further consideration.
The measures taken to compensate losses of citizens are not reported.