News date: 15 August 2012
Maksym Kopeychykov, Attorney at Law, Partner of Ilyashev & Partners, took part in the public discussion “Financial pyramids: can the state protect the citizens and the financial system?”, which was held on August 14, 2012 in the press center of Ukrinform News Agency.
Maksym Kopeychykov noted that it was not necessary to wait until approval of the law “On Financial Pyramids” to prevent unlawful activities of pyramids, such as MMM. For deceitful seizure of money or abuse of confidence the fraudsters may be prosecuted under article “Fraud” of the Criminal Code.
The event was also attended by Mykhailo Strelnikov, advisor of Derzhspozhyvinspektsiya, Oleg Kobelkov, Head of Service Control Department of Derzhspozhyvinspektsiya, Viktor Novikov, Director of Legal Department of the National Bank of Ukraine, and others.