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Two charged with laundering proceeds of malware crime

News   •  Mar 19, 2017 14:41 GMT

Detectives investigating the laundering of money illegally obtained from malware attacks in the United Kingdom have charged two men.

Vugar Mollachiev, 37 (16.06.79) and Abdurahman Bazaev, 48 (06.06.68), both Russian nationals of Berkeley Gardens, N21, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and with money laundering.

Both men will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, 20 March.

The men were arrested by officers from the Met's Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on the evening of Friday, 17 March, on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud UK clearing banks of a sum in excess of £2 million. They were charged as above on Saturday, 18 March.

Following the arrests officers also seized a number of computers, which will be subject to forensic analysis.