The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has granted the request of colleagues from Kyrgyzstan to extradite Cholpon Aidarova, suspected of creating the Finiko financial pyramid.
According to the case materials, the person detained in 2020-2021 was a regional manager and representative of the company. During this period, she, together with other members of Finico, took possession of the funds of more than 100 citizens of Kyrgyzstan for a total amount of $1.2 million and 5.7 million soms ($64,000).
In addition, the suspect stole “significant amounts of funds” from two more citizens.
Aidarova is charged with participation in a criminal community and fraud. The statute of limitations for her crimes in Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation has not expired.
Let us remind you that a criminal case has been opened against Finiko for fraud on an especially large scale. The total damage from the activities of the pyramid, according to independent estimates, exceeds $4 billion. The number of victims is at least 850,000 people.
The founder of the pyramid, Kirill Doronin, has been under arrest since the end of July 2021. As part of a plea deal, he testified against 44 accomplices. At the same time, he did not admit his guilt and denied the theft of funds.
On September 6, 2022, Finiko co-founder Zygmunt Zygmuntovich was detained in the UAE, and Edward Sabirov was detained in December. The latter was later released on bail of 1 million dirhams (almost 20 million rubles). At the same time, the father of the accused left his passport as collateral.
Marat Sabirov, who remained at large, was put on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia.
Read more about the exit scam of the founders of Finiko in the ForkLog material.