ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish nationwide on the run after allegedly embezzling cash from 1000’s of individuals in a Ponzi scheme has been extradited to Turkey and detained.
Mehmet Aydin, 30, is assumed to have collected the equal of greater than $131 million in Turkish lira from over 130,000 individuals by means of a web-based scheme known as Ciftlik, or Farm Financial institution, a web-based sport impressed by FarmVille the place contributors owned digital animals and crops. Aydin fled overseas with a few of that cash.
Official Anadolu information company mentioned Sunday the indictment towards Aydin included 3,672 complainants and 48 suspects. Prosecutors are looking for over 75,000 years in jail on costs together with establishing and working an unlawful group, fraud and cash laundering.
Turkey had an Interpol purple discover out for Aydin, who turned himself in to authorities in Brazil after greater than three years on the run. He was introduced again to Turkey late Saturday and brought into custody.
The trial towards the defendants started in 2019. The following listening to with Aydin will happen on Sept. 14.
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