Kirill Doronin, the mastermind of Finiko, the Russian crypto Ponzi scheme, proposed to testify against dozens of his former colleagues, which he claimed violated his order to accept only cryptocurrency from investors. According to media reports, the founder of the largest financial pyramid in modern Russia has provided detailed testimony on a long list of accomplices.
Kirill Doronin prepares to expose his closest Finiko Associates
Finiko, the person behind the cryptocurrency pyramid, has offered to cooperate with the Russian authorities, possibly trying to limit the impact on himself. Kirill Doronin (Kirill Doronin), an Instagram influencer associated with other scams in the past, now wants to testify against his 44 subordinates, who, as he claims, “violated Finico’s precepts “After receiving legal cash from the victim, he insisted that he never authorized it.
Doronin was detained for the collapse of the Ponzi scheme this summer, and was later transferred from the Russian Republic of Tatarstan to the capital Moscow, where the Federal Ministry of the Interior (MVD) Due to the scale of the fraud, Finiko’s investigation was taken over. Three months after his arrest, the planner of the “automatic profit system” continued to deny any responsibility and blamed his partners and assistants for the collapse.
An article published by the Russian “Business Online” portal cited information from law enforcement agencies as saying that Doronin recently offered to provide information about his associates. “I am going to provide public testimony on the participants of Finiko, which illegally collected fiat currencies (Russian rubles and US dollars),” the head of the phantom entity told the chief investigator of the case, Grigory Antonov (Grigory Antonov). Said in the petition.
During the interrogation that lasted several hours on November 18, Kirill Doronin provided MVD officials with a list of 44 people, accounting for approximately 10% of Finiko’s “stars” or pyramid influencers. The task is to attract investors. Doronen wrote in the document: “For each of the above, I am going to provide guilty testimony and additional evidence to prove that the actions of these people are illegal,” and further pointed out:
I have always been firmly opposed to attracting fiat funds, and have always (during the conference) talked about banning fiat currencies and only banning cryptocurrency transactions.
“Business Online” pointed out that Doronin’s defense is clearly trying to convince investigators and the court at some point in the future that the founder of Finiko has ordered its employees to accept only cryptocurrency. But this may be a problem for him because crypto transactions are illegal in Russia, and members of the Ponzi scheme provide investors with the option to convert their legal funds into crypto assets, most of whom do not have digital currencies.
According to a report Through blockchain forensics company Chainalysis, the scam is indeed received Between December 2019 and August 2021, a large number of cryptocurrencies in 800,000 individual deposits are worth more than 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in Bitcoin.The victims were citizens of the Russian Federation, neighboring Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries, several EU member states, and the United States
Many of the 44 names on the blacklist prepared and signed by Doronin are known faces of Finico. Including his two vice presidents, Irgiz Shakilov And Dina Gabdullina, and Lilia Nurieva, Who rose to the so-called “10th star” level, they were also arrested and subsequently transferred to Moscow.
Doronen becomes a father and seeks house arrest
Kirill Doronin’s lawyer hopes that the authorities will agree to change his detention to house arrest in exchange for his cooperation with the investigation, especially considering that he has recently become a father. However, this is unlikely to happen because the Finiko mastermind still refuses to admit that the individual is guilty.
More importantly, his testimony did not mention the identities of those who “technically” designed fraudulent schemes and assisted in transferring funds abroad. The most important thing is to protect the identities of Finico criminals and potential officials from Regional scams developed to a notorious level MM The pyramids of the 1990s.
At the same time, the report pointed out that the Russian public is still waiting to hear the answer to the main question: Where is the money? In early November, the report quoted Russian Youtuber Andrei Alistarov as saying that 750 Bitcoin, Worth about 48 million U.S. dollars at the time, Revoke From a wallet related to Finiko. Alistarov believes that these transactions were ordered by three of his senior members, who are close partners of Doronin, who managed to leave the Russian Federation and avoid detention.
In September, the Tatarstan High Court comfirmed International arrest warrants for Zygmunt Zygmuntovich and Marat and Edward Sabirov.According to another article According to “Business Online” reports, the fugitive has fled through Belarus to the United Arab Emirates.However, some sources claim that Siegmontovic, who is believed to be Doronin’s right hand, is hiding in the Russian-backed Georgian Separated Republic of Abkhazia, while another source is lead Indicates that the three Finiko co-founders are now in Turkey.
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