Azerbaijan, Baku, June 23 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijani law-enforcement agency's officers arrested other members of the gang, consisting of citizens of Azerbaijan and Nigeria who were accused of inflicting great as a result of penetration of the computer center Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the Azerbaijani National Security ministry reported.
"The ministry continued investigative search actions to identify new members of the gang. Thus, as a result of investigative activities seven members of an organized gang were detained. The Azerbaijani heinous Crimes Court revises the cases of gang members - Nigerian citizens Belo Ashmi Jacob, Balogun Samson Oluvafem, Fadeyib Olugbenga Moses, as well as the Azerbaijani citizen Anar Musayev and others, " the ministry reported.
The ministry's Main Investigation Department took the necessary investigative steps to identify the accused. The department decided to prosecute Azerbaijani citizen Zaur Bahkhishov Sept.3, 2009 Bahkhishov secretly entered the accounts of foreign nationals through the Internet and stole a huge amount of money from their bank accounts via credit cards to purchase electronic tickets JSC AZAL "on various routes. Then he sold the tickets for cash below the fair value, assigning a huge amount of money. It was found Bahkhishov was hiding in the United Arab Emirates. In this regard, a preventive measure was elected in respect of his arrest. The department took competent and intensive activities to determine his whereabouts and arrest him. As a result, Bahkhishov was arrested in Dubai and extradited to Azerbaijan June 18, 2010, where he was handed over to investigators.
The ministry continues the necessary investigative actions and search actions for a full investigation and identifying other possible participants.
Earlier, a verdict was made to the members of the gang, consisting of citizens of Azerbaijan and Nigeria who were accused of inflicting great damage in amount of 100,000 manat as a result of penetration of the computer center Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).
Upon the verdict of the Heinous Crimes Court, was defined term of imprisonment for the citizens of Azerbaijan: Vagif Mirzazade - 10 years, Elyar Gojazade - seven years, Ahliman Mammadov - eight years and six months, a citizen of Nigeria Mutio Olov - seven years.
Shamsaddin Abdurahmanov, Tahir Amirguliev and Nazim Hasanov, received four years of conditional punishment, and Ata Abdullayev and Said Mammadov received seven years conditional punishment, Murad Mammadov was sentenced to a fine of 1,000 manat. They were released from the courtroom.
The criminals reportedly bought airline tickets online at www.azal.az using the stolen credit cards of foreign citizens and sold the tickets via e-mail to their clients at lower prices.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the criminals caused damages worth 100,000 manat. A criminal case was filed over the fact in accordance with the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
The arrested are accused of Articles 271.2.1, 271.2.3 (illegal access to electronic information).
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