A 33-year-old was sentenced by a Moscow court Igor Musatoville four years in prison for particularly large-scale fraud. The news agency RIA Novosti reports this.
In 2018, Musatov cheated 103 bitcoins from his business partner by promising to pay 45 million rubles, or almost 500,000 euros. At that time, the value of 103 bitcoins was about 720,000 euros.
After receiving the bitcoins, Musatov never paid a ruble to his business partner. The value of 103 Bitcoins received by Musatov is currently € 1.2 million.
From the office a fake bank
Musatov had two assistants in the spoofing operation with whom the ex-national team hockey player rented an office in Moscow. The trio moved the office to resemble a bank branch to which a business partner who had been scammed was invited in late 2018.
During the meeting, Musatov promised to pay 45 million rubles for the cryptocurrency he received. The businessman handed over 103 bitcoins to Musatov’s assistant, after which Musatov’s assistant left the scene and did not return to the meeting.
At first, Musatov promised on the phone to pay the amount he had promised, but eventually he stopped answering the calls of the person who had been scammed.
A search warrant was issued for Musatov at the end of 2018. He was arrested in September 2019 and now the court handed down his verdict.
Musatov ended his career in the spring of 2017, when he played KHL in the ranks of Slovan Bratislava. In his KHL career, which began in 2008-09, Musatov also represented Neftehimik Nizhnekamski, Moscow Spartak, Atlantis Mytishtsh, Salavat Yulayev Ufa, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Avangard Omsk and Vitjaz Podolski.
In the Russian national team under the age of 20, Musatov played in the 2006-07 season and won World Cup silver. In the Russian A national team, Musatov popped in 2011–12, when he took part in the Euro Hockey Tour Karelia tournament in Helsinki.
Musatov was in public several times during his career after getting drunk on fights and other problems.
Musatov married in 2013 in rhythmic gymnastics after winning Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 and winning 17 World Cup gold Jevgenia Kanajevan with.