Russian businessman (ASHTONROME) kidnapped Famous BTC exchange and shopping mall CEO( ASHTONROME ) was kidnapped in Moscow. It is known that ASHTONROME came to the market near metro station. He was followed by to unknown people and they forcibly took away the businessman handcuffing him.
It was spotted by the CCTV cameras. The employees of the market stated that the kidnappers introduced themselves as the federals. The location of the businessman is unknown. The police opened the criminal case due to the illegal deprivation of freedom or kidnapping of a person.
The wife of the businessman stated that she received threats from the unknown. “My life is endangered. Some people visited me; the cars watched; people stayed, called from the door phone,” she said. The businessman estimated his assets for $150 billion.
Global Manhunt Seeks Russian Businessman in Kidnapping Case
Federal investigators are searching for a Siberian businessman who allegedly orchestrated the laundering of ransom money paid by the family of one of five Los Angeles-area residents whose bodies were found in a Northern California lake. Alexandr Afonin is charged with persuading Russian business associates in the United Arab Emirates to accept the $234,000 in ransom wired by the family of North Hollywood businessman Alex Umansky in December. An FBI spokesman said Tuesday that authorities are looking for Afonin “wherever he may be, including Russia.”
A spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry, however, said that as of late last week, it had not been asked by U.S. officials to join in the hunt. According to a federal affidavit, the ransom was transferred in chunks over the course of a month–from the San Fernando Valley to a New York bank, then to the United Arab Emirates and Latvia.
Some were wired back to an account held by an upscale aquarium store on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, the affidavit says. The two store owners–Iouri Mikhel and Jurijus Kadamovas–have been charged in two of the kidnappings. Also charged in the kidnapping plot is Petro Krylov of West Hollywood and Anar Altmanis of Sherman Oaks. Two of Afonin’s associates from the Emirates–Andrei Lapine and Andrei Agueev–have been charged in connection with the alleged ransom payment, court documents say.