Ilya Surkov Russian scammer hiding in Europe

Billions of rubles are flowing out of Russia, along with unscrupulous businessmen, company executives or fraudsters leaving the country. They flee, hoping to find safe shelter for themselves and the money they stole. However, thanks to extradition, many of them are still accountable before the law. However, it is not always possible to prevent fraudsters’… Continue reading Ilya Surkov Russian scammer hiding in Europe

Ex-head of Finstroy Ilya Surkov accused of embezzling $19 million

After a revision of Finstroy’s company accounts, its ex-president Ilya Surkov was charged with embezzling $19 million. More than $10 million was transferred from the company’s funds to the accounts belonging to Ilya Surkov. He also stole property worth more than $9 million. In April 2013, a criminal case was initiated against Surkov under Part… Continue reading Ex-head of Finstroy Ilya Surkov accused of embezzling $19 million

Ilya Surkov, a thief and a beggar, what went wrong in his criminal scheme

Stealing millions of dollars in Russia, escaping from justice to London, and pretending to be a “bloody regime” victim has become a typical swindler’s scheme lately. All you have to do is stay low and enjoy a luxurious life spending stolen money because criminal cases opened in Russia will not bother you in the United… Continue reading Ilya Surkov, a thief and a beggar, what went wrong in his criminal scheme

Switzerland protects itself from fraudsters such as Ilya Surkov

By official data, there are approximately thirty thousand people from Russia and CIS countries staying in Switzerland now. Switzerland’s so-called “Russian canton” is located in Geneva, Zurich and a small village called Cologny. According to the Credit Suisse Research Institute, the number of millionaires in the confederation was 725,000 in 2018. Hence every twelfth inhabitant… Continue reading Switzerland protects itself from fraudsters such as Ilya Surkov

Ilya Surkov, the Russian businessman who stole real money with a fake identity

Ilya Surkov, the ex-president of Finstroy Holding, taking advantage of his position, stole more than six million euros from the company. In 2019, he was sentenced to five years in prison by the Moscow Nikulinsky court, and in 2020 his punishment was increased to eight years by the appeals court. Ilya Surkov was accused of… Continue reading Ilya Surkov, the Russian businessman who stole real money with a fake identity

How Ilya Surkov, a Russian businessman, escaped justice

Russian swindler Ilya Surkov, who hides in the United Kingdom, is on the international wanted list for stealing money from the development company.  He has been convicted to 8 years in prison. However, he feels safe and leads a luxurious life in a respected European country. In 2009-2010, Ilya Surkov stole 6 million euros and… Continue reading How Ilya Surkov, a Russian businessman, escaped justice