Former Gal Barak Lieutenant Chen Ganon also prosecuted in Germany
Chen Ganon was one of the former lieutenants of the convicted principal of the cybercrime organization E&G Bulgaria, Gal Barak. He was the manager in charge of the broker scam SafeMarkets and has managed the boiler rooms in Belgrade and Sarajevo. Until recently, only the Austrian law enforcement prosecuted Ganon. Now the Bamberg prosecutor's office also prosecutes Ganon in Germany.
Exposed! FCA-regulated MoneyNetInt involved in big-style money-laundering!
The trial against the ringleaders of the cybercrime organization E&G Bulgaria is currently underway in Munich, Germany. Gal Barak was already sentenced to four years in jail in Vienna in Sept 2020. Almost unnoticed, the preparation of charges against several ringleaders of the cybercrime organization around the late Uwe Lenhoff and the Veltyco Group is currently underway in Saarbrücken. Criminal records show that MoneyNetInt was massively involved in Lenhoff's money laundering.
Cybercrime activist Jacki Fitelzon sentenced to an 82-months prison time
The sentence was even a bit harder than we expected. On January 12, 2022, the verdict against the Israeli citizen Jacki Fitelzon was handed down in the court in Munich. The Israeli was one of the co-conspirators of Gal Barak, the so-called Wolf of Sofia. Fitelzon had pleaded guilty to the charges and has now been sentenced to 82 months in prison for commercial and gang fraud. It was also confiscated €760,000. The sentence is not yet final. Fitelzon asked to be transferred to a rehab facility, which the court ordered!
Interview with EFRI principal – Decipering cybercrime and scams! Part II
This is the second part of the great interview with EFRI co-founder and principal Elfriede Sixt. She explains the background of the development of EFRI and FinTelegram. In addition, she describes the threats and defamations of cybercrime activists who try to destroy the reputation. The fight against cybercrime and scammers has become a life mission for Elfriede Sixt, as she explains.
Background Report – International cybercrime, Bet90, and the dirty Maltese connections!
It was perhaps the largest cybercrime organization in Europe, but certainly, it was in Germany. The public prosecutor's office announced that the cybercrime case surrounding the German Uwe Lenhoff, who died in prison, had produced more than 200,000 victims in Germany alone. Lenhoff and Dutch real estate investor Dirk-Jan Bakker established Veltyco Group PLC, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. After Lenhoff's death, the company was renamed B90 Holdings PLC and operates the Bet90 sportsbook platform , licensed by the MGA. Bet90 has been funded with money stolen from the victims in this very same cybercrime case.
Israeli-German-Dutch scam network allegedly produced more than 200,000 victims in Germany
In September 2021, the Israeli cybercrime kingpin Gal Barak was sentenced to four years in prison for investment fraud and money laundering in Austria. German prosecutors, led by Nino Goldberg, also want to charge Gal Barak, see him convicted and sentenced to prison. Barak appealed against the indictment; the case is currently before the European Court of Justice. Barak's former boiler room manager Tal-Jacki Fitelzon has already been indicted. Barak's former partner in crime, Uwe Lenhoff, died in prison last year, but his co-conspirators will be indicted. Barak and Lenhoff allegedly produced more than 200,000 victims in Germany!
Interesting! Nasdaq-listed GreenBox POS acquires notorious Bulgarian Transact Europe
GreenBox POS is a California-based FinTech company specializing in payment solutions on the blockchain. The company has been listed on Nasdaq with the symbol GBOX since February 2021 and currently has a market capitalization of around $450M. Transact Europe is a Bulgarian financial institution with an intense past in the largely fraudulent binary options industry. Transact Europe was one of the facilitating payment processors of Gal Barak and his Bulgarian E&G Bulgaria. GreenBox POS is to acquire Transact Europe for $30M in cash.
Bet90 Holdings – Surviving its vast cybercrime legacy?
In 2016, Uwe Lenhoff, the alleged German head of a global cybercrime organization, celebrated the IPO of Veltyco Group PLC in London together with his partner, Amsterdam real estate investor Dirk-Jan Bakker. Veltyco was to become the cybercrime organization's white flagship and be used for money laundering. In January 2019, Lenhoff was arrested. In July 2020, he was found dead in his prison cell in Germany. Cause of death unknown. Consequently, Veltyco was renamed Bet90 Holdings and has now repositioned itself.
The Payvision Story continued – Fourthline and Cetler are the new playgrounds
The largest Dutch financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad has continued the story with Payvision and ING with an impressive piece of investigative work. In addition to the data he received from FinTelegram and EFRI, Betlem did extensive research of his own and concludes in his two reports that Payvision was and is a horror project for ING. The founder team with Rudolf Willem Booker, Gijs op de Weegh, and Cheng Liem Li had to leave the company in April 2020.
Vienna Cybercrime Trials – Lenhoff’s Dark Empire legacy or who is Joachim Kalcher?
In early 2019, the Israeli Gal Barak and his German partner Uwe Lenhoff were arrested in the course of an international law enforcement action. They were accused by the authorities of operating an international cybercrime organization. Lenhoff allegedly committed suicide in his prison cell in Germany on July 6, 2020. Barak was sentenced to 4 years in prison on September 1, 2020. Dozens of Barak's and Lenhoff's co-conspirators are now waiting for their charges. The Austrian Joachim Kalcher allegedly was one of the late Lenhoff's partners.