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Seimion Mogilevich

NAME: Semion Mogilevich
ALIASES: Simeon Mogilevitch, Semjon Mogilevcs, Shimon Makhelwitsch, Seva, Sergei Yurevich Schnaider
DOB: June 30, 1946
POB: Kyiv, Ukraine
NATIONALITY: Russian, Israeli, Ukrainian
CITIZENSHIP: Russian, Israeli, Ukrainian
HEIGHT: 5’4”
WEIGHT: 295 lbs

Semion Mogilevich has been a transnational organized crime boss active for many years operating from Russia and various other countries. In 1995, the Russian Ministry of the Interior (MVD) identified Mogilevich as the boss of more than 300 criminal associates operating in more than thirty countries in Europe, Asia, and North America. Mogilevich’s criminal organization engaged in a wide variety of criminal activity, included murder, extortion, trafficking in women for prostitution, weapons trafficking, money laundering, bank and securities fraud, and, in numerous countries, the corruption of public officials.

Russian Organized Crime (ROC) groups, including groups led by Mogilevich, evolved by planning and carrying out sophisticated financial crimes committed through the penetration of the Global Financial Network and international securities markets. In 1997, the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Customs Service, initiated a securities fraud investigation in connection with YBM Magnex, a Budapest-based company run by Mogilevich.

Based on an extensive investigation, Mogilevich was indicted in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 13, 2002. On February 23, 2003, Mogilevich and three co-conspirators were charged with numerous offenses in a superseding indictment in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, including RICO conspiracy, money laundering, wire fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, and other violations. Included in the indictment are notices of forfeitures against Mogilevich in excess of $50 million.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Semion Mogilevich.

If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in your city.


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

TIPS: CONTACT THE FBI AT +1-215-839-6844 (WhatsApp), +1-800-CALL-FBI (Voice), OR ONLINE AT https://tips.fbi.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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