Interpol in the United Arab Emirates detained Edward Sabirov on a criminal case of embezzlement in connection with the Finiko financial pyramid case. This happened on November 30, 2022, on December 8, the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia told RIA Novosti about this.
The detainee, according to the source of the agency, "had a direct relationship" to the top management of the pyramid. The department will demand that he be extradited to Russia as soon as it prepares and transfers all the “extradition materials” to the local Ministry of Justice.
Another alleged organizer of Finiko, Marat Sabirov, is still on the wanted list. The amount of damage from the activities of the pyramid exceeds 5 billion rubles.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office demanded the extradition from the UAE of the person involved in the case, Zygmunt Zygmuntovich, who was detained there. He is one of the co-founders of Finiko, and the Sabirovs were directly related to the top management of the financial pyramid.
According to investigators, it was created from September 2018 to July 2019. The main office was located in Kazan, and branches operated in more than 70 regions of Russia. The network promoted a virtual platform that anyone could become a user of. Information was spread about the high profitability of Finiko, and investors were guaranteed profits - up to 5% per day.