Blog: Scientology Crime Watch: Russia - 2019-08-08

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F0.png Scientology Crime Watch: Russia August 8, 2019, Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology Money Project

Crime Russia reported today that Scientologist Anton Yeglin has been arrested in a bribery scheme in violation of Part 4 of Article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The article states that authorities suspect Yeglin may be moving money outside of Russia:

The Russian FSB has conducted several raids on Scientology's business centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In March 2019, Radio Free Europe reported on an FSB raid of Scientology's Moscow center:

The Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided several buildings in Russia belonging to the Church of Scientology in connection with a fraud investigation that authorities say involves the embezzlement of more than 800 million rubles ($12 million) by people affiliated with the U.S.-based religious group.