Oleg Firer, Grenada's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation, met a number of times this year at the Hotel 1, on Miami Beach, with the master cyber-criminal who goes by the name of Arthur Gehl. Mr. Gehl was charged with three counts of financial fraud in Trinidad & Tobago, and he faces pending criminal charges in Germany. What were the two of them discussing at this anonymous South Beach hotel ?
Ambassador Firer, who has been instrumental in facilitating the placement of large amounts of Russian investment capital in Grenada, which is kick-starting that country's economy, has become a central power figure in Grenada in a very short time. What is troubling, however, is that the Source of Funds from Russian investors is completely unknown, and there are fears that some of the investors are using Grenada to launder the Proceeds of Crime. The funds are first converted into cyber-currency to foil investigators. Gehl is said to be deeply involved. Firer is reportedly a close associate of the fugitive former Miami couple, Viktor and Natalia Wolf.
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
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