On December 26 in Kiev lost forty-year-old citizen of Russia, holding a residence permit in Poland — a specialist in the field of blockchain technology and managing Director of the EXMO LLP Paul Lerner. About it writes “the Country”, citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
According to the source, Lerner stopped communicating during the day. A statement on the kidnapping of men in the Obolon district police office asked his friends later in the evening.
We also found out that Lerner was kidnapped near his place of employment and office center on prospect of Stepan Bandera (renamed from Moscow). Unknown persons in dark clothing and balaclavas forced into the car blockchain expert in the Mercedes-Benz Vito (license number AA 2063 MT) and taken away in an unknown direction.
Militiamen carry out investigative actions, pursuing possible versions of what happened. Preliminary qualification of incident — the kidnapping (part 2 of article 146 of the criminal code of Ukraine).
In Ukraine, Paul Lerner has participated in several start-UPS related to bacchanal and cryptocurrencies.
We will remind, on December 15 in the apartment and the office of the founder ForkLog Anatoly Kaplan in Odessa, the representatives of the security Service of Ukraine conducted searches. During the searches, security forces seized a device with stored on them the cryptocurrency, laptop and other personal belongings Anatoly Kaplan, and all the cash the company of about ten devices iMac and a bottle of rum Kraken. Also from the accounts of Anatolia was derived all cryptocurrency ETH the equivalent of over $200 thousand. Later the lawyers of Anatoly Kaplan clarified the legal position on the situation.