He claims that he and his wife have investments in various businesses in Ukraine like restaurants and night clubs. However, his latest venture has been in the financial industry. A few years ago, he set up the company D2 International Investments, LLC as a commodity and finance company. Currently, the company is being used to launder money and steal funds from unsuspecting international businessmen via Power of Attorneys created to give them access to their victims’ bank accounts. Mr. Nirushan and his company claim that they can provide real estate and project financing via structure finance products. The goal is to get the clients to come to Ukraine and transfer funds into Ukrainian banks. His team consist of the following members; his twenty-something blonde wife Iryna Parubets aka Polina Parubets, dark haired twenty-something assistant Margarita Moskaluk, twenty-something blonde attorney Anastasiia Torop, and thirty-something male accountant Vova Abramovitch. Their latest victims have lost over $300,000. The group uses legitimate businesses in Kiev, Ukraine as platform and shields for their crimes. They will use notary offices like Ms. Ilona Kompaniets Notary Office; hotels such as well known Hyatt Regency Kiev and Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev to meet and conduct business with their victims. They will falsely claim that they are working with Ukrainian companies such as Dragon Capital (Investment Bank), Concorde Capital (Investment Bank), UniCredit Bank, UkrSibbank, Universal bank and Citibank (Russia and Ukraine offices), and Raj Rajaratnam and his former hedge fund Galleon Group. In one of their recent scams they used the now defunct Galleon Group and the impersonation of Raj Rajaratnam to defraud several clients. This group believed that Mr. Rajaratnam was a easy target to impersonate due to his legal troubles with the SEC and FBI in the United States. Legitimacy is provided by sending fake emails by senior individuals within these banks. The email domain registrations are created out of Russia. Money is then laundered through Western Union or Bank of Cyprus to pay for “so called professional fees” to set up Ukrainian companies.
The group is currently being investigated by a number of Ukrainian based and international criminal organizations for crimes such as, identity theft, mail fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. If you have been a victim of this group or know of victims, please contact your local authorities, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, Interpol, or the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Ukraine.