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Russia extradites wanted organizer of Finiko pyramid scheme to Kyrgyzstan

Russia extradited to Kyrgyzstan the wanted organizer of Finiko pyramid scheme. The website of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation says.

It is noted that the supervisory body of Russia has satisfied the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic to extradite Cholpon Aidarova for criminal prosecution.

The suspect is charged with crimes under Articles 210 «Organization of a criminal association (criminal organization) or participation in it» and 159 «Fraud» of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

According to the materials of the criminal case, she took part in the activities of the association, which committed grave and especially grave crimes and «acted under the guise of Finiko company on the basis of the principle of a pyramid scheme».

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia reports that Cholpon Aidarova was the regional head of the group, whose members, during the period of their activity on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, seized money from more than 100 citizens in the amount of $1.2 million and 5.7 million soms.

In addition, together with a group of criminals, she also stole significant amounts of money from two other citizens by abusing their trust.

On April 25, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation organized an extradition inspection of the head of the Kyrgyz representative office of the pyramid scheme Finiko. A measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen against the woman, who is on an international wanted list.

Earlier it was reported that the co-organizer of the Bishkek branch of Finiko pyramid scheme was detained in December last year in Georgia.

In late November 2022, co-founder of the pyramid scheme Finiko Edward Sabirov was detained in Dubai. Members of the association offered citizens to make a deposit in bitcoins through electronic wallets, promising to pay high interest.

According to the investigators of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia, from August 2019 to December 2020, representatives of Finiko, spreading false information about highly effective trading on cryptocurrency markets and other trading platforms, attracted about 70 million rubles. In addition, Finiko representatives disseminated information about acceptance of money under various programs that allowed them to receive income in the form of high interest or acquisition of property.