The Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI) reported that the Supreme Court sent for review a case concerning illegal enrichment through cryptocurrencies, pointing to an incorrect decision of the appellate court.

According to the case file, the plaintiff provided the defendant with a loan in the amount of 313,008 USDT at interest, but the defendant did not return the funds. The applicant demanded a refund of the cryptocurrency, and as evidence provided an inspection report of his mobile phone with the Trust Wallet cryptocurrency wallet and correspondence in the WhatsApp messenger.

In turn, the defendant indicated that the wallet did not belong to him, and he did not know with whom exactly the plaintiff was corresponding in the messenger. The court of first instance rejected the plaintiff's request, and he filed an appeal. The appellate instance concluded that the fact of the plaintiff’s transfer of cryptocurrency to the defendant was confirmed, but no evidence of its legal receipt by the defendant was presented, and decided to recover funds from the defendant.

After this, the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that at the appeal stage, in violation of the law, the existence of a contractual relationship between the parties was not checked, and it is unknown how the fact that the defendant owned the crypto-wallet to which the cryptocurrency was transferred was established. The decision of the appeal court was found unfounded, and the case was returned for review.

Earlier, a court in Balashikha near Moscow received a criminal case against former Moscow investigator Marat Tambiev and his subordinate, who are accused of receiving a bribe in bitcoins from the hacker group Infraud Organization.