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Account manager gets 8 years for stealing €2 million

White collar crime involving money laundering lands Russian woman in Cypriot jail


An accounts manager in Nicosia has been sentenced to eight years after she was found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering to the tune of €2 million.

The woman, 47-year-old Irina Koumbari who is originally from Russia, was found guilty on nine different theft charges of defrauding a client and one money laundering charge involving wealth misappropriation.

According to the case heard in the Nicosia criminal court, Koumbari was offering professional services to Erilin Holdings company in exchange for a fee.

Between February and November of 2012, Koumbari acted without company authorization and managed to steal €1,975,000 million from the Erilin bank account at the Cyprus Cooperative Bank in Kaimakli.

The judge said during sentencing that Koumbari had not returned any of the money to its rightful owners, while noting her clean criminal record.

All sentences for each charge ranged between four and eight years, to be served concurrently.

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