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‼️Firtash & Mogilevich

WikiLeaks cables link Russian mafia boss to EU gas supplies
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Semyon Mogilevich, one of FBI's most wanted people, identified as real power behind billionaire owner of Ukrainian-based RUE

His cable, released by WikiLeaks, followed statements by the then prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, to the BBC that she had "documented proof that some powerful criminal structures are behind the RosUkrEnergo (RUE) company".
📌Allegations have long swirled that the Russian crime don Semyon Mogilevich had covert interests in Swiss-registered RUE, which distributes gas from central Asia.

A billionaire Ukrainian businessman, Dmitry Firtash, nominally owns nearly half the company
In a secret memo the ambassador, William Taylor, wrote: "He [Firtash] acknowledged ties to Russian organised crime figure Semyon Mogilevich, stating he had needed Mogilevich's approval to get into business in the first place."
The cable stated: "Firtash acknowledged that he needed, and received, permission from Mogilevich when he establishedvarious businesses, but he denied any close relationship to him."
📌Other cables said the two men were closely linked through "joint holdings in offshore vehicles" and "mutual personal relationships". They also share the same lawyer.
📌The US says Mogilevich is one of the world's top mafia bosses, accusing him of creating eastern Europe's most powerful crime group in the 1990s.

📌Mogilevich is on the list of the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives for his alleged part in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving a Pennsylvania-based company in the 90s.
📌The Russians arrested Mogilevich in 2008 over tax evasion at a cosmetics chain. But in 2009 he was mysteriously released. Russia's interior ministry described the charges against him as "not of a particularly grave nature".

📌Four indicted in stock scheme

The four men are Semion Mogilevich, Igor Fisherman, Jacob Bogatin & Anatoly Tsoura. Bogatin was arrested at his Richboro home, although the other three remain at large, believed to be residing in Russia
Justice Department's indictment of Semion Mogilevich
📌Reputed Philly mobster bumped from FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted' list

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Finally, the F.B.I. agent spoke. No deal, he said; Mr. Mogilevich must surrender. Mr. BRUCE OHR said little, but his unwillingness to negotiate was signal enough: The Justice Department would not compromise with the Russian mafia.

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