Germany issues international arrest warrant for Tinder Swindler

Shimon Hayut wanted on suspicion of money laundering, tax evasion, computer and crypto fraud totaling millions of euros; will be arrested immediately upon arriving in any European country
Germany issued an international arrest warrant for Israeli who posed as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul to woo women online and con them out of millions of dollars, and was nicknamed the Tinder Swindler.
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  • Shimon Hayut, who pretended to be a family member of diamond magnate Lev Leviev, is under suspicion of money laundering and crypto fraud.
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    Shimon Hayut
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    According to the German filing, Hayut used a number of aliases to establish various companies and commit computer and crypto fraud, tax evasion and money laundering - totaling millions of euros.
    If he travels to any European country, he stands to be arrested and delivered to German law enforcement but as of now, is barred from leaving Israel due to numerous injunctions issued, preventing his travel. Germany may also request his extradition from Israel, which may be accepted due to his past transgressions.
    Hayut was spotted out in Tel Aviv earlier this month, with a blonde who seems to be his newest flame, according to local media reports. She was identified as Anne, a 21-year-old German model, but no other details were revealed.
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    Netflix Tinder Swindler documentary
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    Hayut, whose escapades were featured in the true-crime Netflix documentary the Tinder Swindler, was ordered by the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court to pay social media platform Instagram NIS 20,000 ($5800) in legal fees after he failed to appear in court. He was also fined NIS 5,000 ($1,450).
    He is also facing law suits filed by the real Leviyev family for damage to their reputation.
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