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In Costa Rica arrested a Russian scammer

August 27 2008

Interpol, in cooperation with Costa Rican authorities arrested Tuesday in San Jose 54-year old Russian citizen Nicholas Korobkova, said in a communique released in the Bureau of Interpol in Costa Rica.

"Nikolai Korobkov was arrested at the request of the Prosecutor General of Russia, which conducts investigations against him in connection with major real estate scams" - the report indicates.

According to information available to the Interpol, boxes in the early 90's founded on the real estate «Investment Industrial and Comercial Company» and signed on behalf of more than 150 contracts with investors. However, the income is not reflected in the accounts and assigns them.

"As a result, investors suffered damage totaling about $ 2 million in illegally obtained money was spent to purchase real estate abroad" - said in a communique.

According to the investigation conducted in 1997 Korobkov fled Russia, first in Denmark and then in Brazil, where he illegally acquired a passport in the name Matiusa Knobel. Under this name box with his wife and daughter rode in 1998 in Costa Rica, where he opened his own business.

Now a Russian citizen in the possession of the capital's criminal court, which will begin the extradition process a detainee, according to Costa Rican Bureau of Interpol, RIA " News ".

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