Georgian-born Israeli Gery Shalon (aka “Gabriel Shalelashvili,” “Garri Shalelashvili,” “Gabriel,” “Gabi,” “Phillipe Mousset” and “Christopher Engeham) is the son of former Georgian MP and entrepreneur Shota Shalelashvili and the alleged mastermind in the largest financial hack in U.S. history (read DoJ press release). He was arrested in Israel in July 2015 and extradited to the U.S. There he stands in a kind of house arrest, waits for his trial, and is said to help U.S. authorities in their fight against Russia in a bid for leniency.
While working with the U.S. Government, Gery “Gabi” Shalon finds enough time to continue the development of his worldwide cybercrime organization. Most recently, his partner Gal Barak was sentenced to four years in the Vienna Cybercrime Trials (“#VCT“) for investment fraud and money laundering. The #VCT files show that the boss of Gal Barak and his E&G Bulgaria was none other than Gery Shalon. His partner is the Russian Vladislav Smirnov. In the files, the law enforcement authorities have documented the communication via email, WhatsApp, and telephone in the best possible way.
Do the FBI and U.S. authorities care about Shalon’s ongoing cybercrime activities? We do not know yet. As a matter of fact, that the bank statements in the #VCT files show that Shalon made millions through offshore companies from the fraud. One such company is Seagulf Ltd. It’s ironic that Shalon very often uses Russian email addresses and mobile phone numbers to arrange his illicit businesses.