In 2018, the collapsed crypto currency exchange Wex. Missing from her accounts, virtual currency, including bitcoin, could be transferred to accounts controlled by the FSB. About it reports “Russian service Bi-bi-si”, referring to the materials of the criminal case of fraud, instituted with the loss of these funds.
The crypto currency exchange Wex started in 2017. It launched one of the founders of the closed exchange of VTS Alexey Bilichenko. Exchange by year-end was among the largest, its turnover amounted to $80 million per day. But since the end of last year, Wex is not working.
The official legal entity the exchange was a company World Exchange Services, which has registered in Singapore. Its owner was listed as a native of Belarus Dmitry Vasiliev. In the fall of 2018, he sold the exchange, officially, a former businessman from Kiev who fought in the Donbass on the side of the DNI under the Callsign “Sailor”. But, according to RBC, in fact, buying can stand Orthodox businessman Konstantin Malofeev. He denies this information.
However, as follows from the materials of the criminal case of fraud, Malofeev could at least obtain information on the work of Wex, and it could communicate its founder, Beluchenko. This is evidenced by an audio recording of two men talking about the stock exchange, the voice of one of them like the voice Malofeeva (this is shown by the examination).
Vasiliev during interrogation in the investigation of the criminal case stated that they sought “administrative resources” to Malofeev. He wanted to create a legal cryptocurrency platform Vladex in Vladivostok “to maintain economic and financial sovereignty of the Russian Federation”. The developer of the platform became a Anton probably ex-FSB officer Anton Nemkin.
He Beluchenko in the testimony said that in April 2018 he arrived in Moscow in the office Malofeeva. There is this Anton asked him to give the flash cards on which encrypted stored cryptocurrency assets Wex. Beluchenko did it, but then he was taken to the reception of the FSB. Some people in mufti began to ask him questions about the exchange.
The next day, Beluchenko again brought to the office Malofeeva. Then he was demanded to pay the whole cryptocurrency Wex “Fund of the FSB of Russia”. It was about $450 million Fearing for his life, the founder of the exchange did it.
But the pressure on him has not stopped. In mid-July, he again flew to Moscow for a meeting with Malofeev and went back to conversation in FSB. This time two employees of the office demanded to give the user database.
One of the sources close to the investigation, claims that the possible involvement of the KGB in the negotiations studied in the management of the “M” of the FSB. It is responsible for counterintelligence support of law enforcement system. Beluchenko in his testimony claims to be the victim of a “fraudulent purpose of taking possession of the assets of the exchange”.
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