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Co-organizer of Bishkek branch of FINIKO pyramid scheme detained in Georgia

Co-organizer of the Bishkek branch of FINIKO pyramid scheme has been detained in Georgia. Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.

At the request of the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Kyrgyzstan, employees of the National Central Bureau of Interpol of Georgia found and detained 49-year-old E.M. She was wanted on charges of organizing the pyramid scheme FINIKO in Bishkek, in which she was the head. At least 15 branches of the fraudulent scheme, imitating profitable investments, were opened in the capital of Kyrgyzstan alone.

From 2019 to 2021, through the fault of fraudsters, more than a hundred Kyrgyzstanis lost their money totaling $1,283,000.

The detainee is also a suspect in several episodes of fraud. In one of them, she took $145,000 from the people, in the other — $9,300.

The issue of extradition of the detainee from Georgia to Kyrgyzstan is being resolved.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs notes that FINIKO was founded in Russia in 2019 and at first pretended to be a legitimate investment company, promising investors high returns — up to 30 percent monthly. The total damage to the citizens of Russia from the activities of swindlers to date amounts to tens of millions of dollars.

Last summer, police officers detained three people suspected of organizing a pyramid scheme in Bishkek.