Russian fraudster who claimed to be Interpol officer gets 3 years in Bali

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A Russian man in Bali has been sentenced to a few years in jail for extortion, during which he claimed to be an Interpol officer to rob one other foreigner.

The Denpasar District Court docket handed the sentence to 56-year-old Evgenii Bagriantse in an internet listening to on Tuesday, public prosecutor I Made Dipa Umbara confirmed at this time.

Case prosecutors are mulling submitting an enchantment, as Evgenii’s sentence is one 12 months wanting the 4 years they’d demanded.

In February 2021, Evgenii visited a car rental enterprise owned by an Uzbekistan nationwide in Canggu. There, Evgenii claimed to be a member of Interpol and accused the sufferer of operating an unlawful enterprise. 

Evgenii extorted the sufferer and demanded him at hand over 21 of his motorbikes, threatening to report the matter to Indonesian authorities if he didn’t comply. Evgenii’s terror continued, as he would ship the sufferer messages through WhatsApp accusing him of drug trafficking as effectively.

In late Might, Evgenii contacted the sufferer and requested IDR400 million (US$28,019) and one Yamaha N-Max bike as a “safety payment.” The sufferer complied together with his request as he’d feared jail time, however grew suspicious and finally reported the matter to precise authorities on July 1. Evgenii was arrested quickly after.

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