“The implementation of financial crimes in the name of Internet finance is becoming more and more serious.” Jiang Shuzhen, director of the Department of Economic Crimes of the Beijing Municipal Procuratorate, and the procurator Jiang Shuzhen told the Red Star journalists that in recent years, the P2P was used to build a self-inflicted platform, through the issuance of false claims transfer projects. The cases of self-financing have increased year by year, and the harm is getting bigger and bigger. In addition, illegal fundraising in the name of virtual currency and blockchain has begun to emerge.
The Beijing Procuratorate held a press conference on July 4 and issued the “Financial Prosecution White Paper” to inform its 2017 financial prosecution work. Jiang Shuzhen said that the number of illegal fund-raising cases has continued to increase, and the number of major cases has increased. In such a major case, the company involved in the production of a certain number of companies in a short period of time, affecting multiple regions, companies are related to each other, cover each other, more deceptive to investors, the implementation of illegal fund-raising personnel and fund-raising personnel The number is huge.
According to statistics, in 2017, the Beijing procuratorial organs accepted a total of 889 pieces of 888 cases of financial crimes and arrests, and accepted 1,480 cases of financial crimes. The number of cases and the number of people involved increased. Taking the case of accepting examination and prosecution as an example, compared with 2016, the number of cases accepted in 2017 increased by 4.33%, and the number of people involved increased by 20.03%.
In terms of illegal fund-raising cases, in 2017, a total of 428 cases of 817 arrests and arrests of illegal deposits were accepted, and 302 cases of 817 cases were examined and prosecuted, an increase of 26.63% and 40.47% respectively compared with 2016.
Jiang Shuzhen analyzed that financial crime cases still have problems such as difficulty in investigation and evidence collection and disputes in law application. Such as illegal fund-raising cases, large amount of evidence, difficult to obtain evidence across regions, crimes and non-crime, personal crimes and unit crimes.
In addition, financial legal norms are relatively lagging behind the regulation of new financial formats such as Internet finance. For example, Jiang Shuzhen, such as the recent emergence of such as “Huaqiangcoin”, “five-dollar” and other virtual criminal activities as the gimmick, the central bank and other seven ministries jointly issued on September 4, 2017 on the prevention of the risk of token financing financing The Announcement promptly reminds the public to be alert to the risk hazards of token financing and trading, and has a good effect, but what is the meaning of the token, specifically regulating which illegal activities such as illegal issuance of securities, illegal fund-raising, financial fraud, pyramid schemes, etc. There is still a lack of law enforcement norms. In response to the problems exposed in new formats such as Internet finance and blockchain, relevant laws and regulations should be improved as soon as possible to promote the effective connection between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice.