US prosecutors have requested the seizure of $5.4 million from a US bank account of Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev. This was reported by worldwide news agencies today.

Financial fraudster Tsvetan Vassilev, who has been hiding in Serbia for eight years, is probably on his toes after this news. Certainly his scams with Malofeev in 2015 have been long in the sights of US law enforcement and it is only a matter of time before the long arm of the US law knocks on the door of his luxury hotel suite in Belgrade.

As it is known, the United States announced in April of this year, that Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev is indicted for violating the sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with the invasion of Ukraine. According to American justice, Malofeev financed the separatism in Crimea, and in addition, he participated in a scheme with the American citizen Jack Hanik, in an attempt to acquire a television network in Bulgaria – TV7, previously owned by Tsvetan Vassilev.

BLITZ has repeatedly recalled over the years what happened in 2015 and how Tsvetan Vasilev, in collaboration with Malofeev's pawns Pierre Louvrier and Dmitry Kosarev, and later with Nikolai Malinov and Jack Hanik, tried to trick the society and gives away two military factories "Dunarit" and "Avionams", the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, as well as the companies GARB, TV 7, NURTS and First Digital to Moscow.

The story is short, but nevertheless very meaningful and guarantees the interest of the American services not only for Malofeev, but for Tsvetan Vasilev too.

After fleeing to Serbia, Tsvetan Vassilev "sold" assets purchased with money from KTB, worth more than 1 billion euros, for the "huge" amount of ... 1 euro ("Dunarit", "Avionams", the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, GARB, TV 7, NURTS and First Digital) to the Frenchman with a Russian passport, Pierre Louvrier at the beginning of 2015.

In practice, he gave them to the Russians instead of returning them to the Deposit Guarantee Fund. Then it turned out that Louvrier was a man of Konstantin Malofeev, the scandalous oligarch supporting the separatists in Donetsk, where in command was Igor Girkin-Strelkov - a former employee of his and a good friend with Pierre Louvrier.

Igor Girkin and Louvrie

After the scheme with the Louvrie was revealed, Tsvetan Vassilev flirted with another Russian - Dmitry Kosarev, who also turned out to be an employee of Malofeev. Vassilev agreed to share with him the assets that the Louvre "returned" in a ratio of 80 to 20 percent, and Kosarev agreed to provide protection for Vassilev and his family. The contract for this leaked in the media.

Next, it was Tsvetan Vassilev who secured Nikolai Malinov and his partner in the Russian „Tsargrad“ TV channel Jack Hanik (and thus Malofeev himself, who supported this TV channel in Russia) to "enter" in TV 7, which was financed by KTB with over BGN 300 million from depositors' money. This scheme was also revealed, and only the failed attempts to enter the Commercial Register thwarted the plans of the Malofeev-Hanik-Vasilev tandem to push Russian hybrid media interests into Bulgaria. We should not forget the fact that Vassilev's handwritten notes about his collusion with Leonid Reshetnikov, a former KGB general close to Putin, also became public.

Subsequently, Malinov was accused by the Bulgarian prosecutor's office of spying for Russia because of his agreements with the Russians and with Vasilev, and Reshetnikov and Malofeev were banned from entering Bulgaria.

The truth is very simple - Vassilev has always been a Kremlin`s man in Bulgaria, and his contacts with Russia not only did not end after the collapse of the KTB, but on the contrary - deepened. And the very fact that Serbia, which has been under Russian influence, refuses to return him to Bulgaria for 8 years speaks for itself.

In any case, since the American justice this time set out to fully unravel the affair along with the cases of Jack Hanik and Konstantin Malofeev in Bulgaria (the last two already indicted by the USA), and now confiscate the assets of the Russian oligarch in the United States, it is undoubtedly aiming to Tsvetan Vassilev. In other words, soon his story in Serbia with the money stolen from KTB may finally come to an end.