Addition laws on illegal gambling activity will help form a more effective mechanism to counter such illegal practices, says the author of the initiative.
MOSCOW, 9 Nov. A member of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Dmitry Nosov introduced Monday in the state Duma a bill which proposes to collect in the Federal budget revenues from illegal gambling, from the database of the lower house of Parliament.
In the explanatory note to the draft author indicated that since the entry in 2006 of the Federal law “On state regulation of activities on organization and conduct of gambling and on introducing changes to some legislative acts of the Russian Federation” the law enforcers stopped the activities of more than 71 thousand illegal gambling establishment, initiated over 1,600 criminal cases in more than 47 thousands of cases, the organizers of illegal gambling games were brought to administrative responsibility.
According to Nosova, the measures taken, of course, obstructed a comprehensive distribution of illegal gambling activity, but they are not sufficient to eliminate this phenomenon completely illegal. The current provisions of the civil code do not allow to pay to the state the income derived by organisers of illegal gambling. The provisions of the criminal code also does not allow to fully ensure the alienation of their profits.
“So, the guilty verdict can only be seized confiscated during investigative actions the assets (cash) and assets acquired from proceeds of crime revenues. While set by the court the amount received by the offenders income, as defined, including the results of technical examinations of gambling equipment, can exceed the value of the seized property,” — said the Deputy.
Measures providing for the possibility of penalties to the Federal budget illegally received income, apply in respect of persons who have violated antitrust laws, illegally engaged in the production, use and circulation of precious metals, engaged in banking activity and activity on securities market without a license.
“Supplement legislation provisions on liability in the form of a collection to the Federal budget the income derived from illegal gambling activities, will help form a more effective mechanism to counter such illegal practices, which will be applied along with measures of criminal liability, and in cases where the involvement of the organizer of illegal gambling activity to criminal liability is not possible for “non-rehabilitation” grounds,” — said the MP.
The draft also defines the circle of persons authorized to appeal in court with the claim about collecting in the Federal budget of revenues from illegal gambling activities within the state Prosecutor and the authority to exercise oversight regarding the organization and conduct of gambling.