Former Russian hockey player Igor Musatov received four years in prison for participating in a cryptographic fraud scheme. The Presnensky Court in Moscow ruled this week.
According to the TASS agency, the judge found the former athlete guilty of a crime with cryptographic currency totalling up to $800,000.
Lela Kokaya, representing the press centre of the Presnensky Court, told journalists that Musatov would spend four years in a general regime colony. The prosecutor asked the defendant for this exact amount of punishment.
We remind you that Igor Musatov was detained by law enforcement officers in September last year. Detectives found out that the defendant became one of the organizers of the fraudulent scheme in early 2018. He met with entrepreneurs who wanted to invest in digital currencies and offered them assistance as an experienced intermediary.
One of the victims was a businessman, V.M. Abelian. This businessman lost 45.3 million roubles or $800,000. Musatov himself never pleaded guilty.
It should be noted that this sportsman played in the Russian youth hockey team at the World Championship in 2007.