Under suspicion of money laundering! Dadvan Yousuf (22) has the investigators on the neck. The Bern public prosecutor’s office is pursuing proceedings against what is probably the best-known crypto celebrity in Switzerland, “Forbes”, “NZZ” and other media describe him as a crypto miracle.
The opened procedure is about fraud and money laundering, as the public prosecutor confirmed to “SRF Investigativ”. A request from Blick in Bern has so far gone unanswered.
Financial Genius or Swindler? His story made headlines around the world – also in view: The rise of the Iraqi refugee Yousuf, who came to Switzerland at the age of three and according to his own statements – at least temporarily – made it to a crypto billionaire.
His stories sounded too good
Yousuf also launched its own cryptocurrency, called Dohrnii, last year. His promise: Like Bitcoin, it will be the next big digital currency.
For quite a few, his stories sounded too good to be true. Yousuf himself fueled doubts about this mature Hollywood career with contradictory statements.
Research by various media also showed inconsistencies in his dishwasher story. What is true, what is embellished, what is fictitious? Blick confronted Yousuf with the most important allegations in March 2022. Statement is often against statement.
Yousuf has Finma on his cheek
The financial market supervisory authority Finma has Dadvan Yousuf’s foundation – which bears the same name as his crypto money and issues it – examined by an investigator. Investigations are underway as to whether Yousuf or his foundation have violated the Financial Markets Act. Since the beginning of April, Finma has also prohibited him from all other legal actions in connection with the Dohrnii Foundation.
Now there is also a police investigation against Dadvan Yousuf himself. The reason for the procedure was a report to the money laundering reporting office MROS at the Federal Police Office, as “SRF Investigativ” further reports.
Yousuf’s lawyer writes SRF: “My client is currently not aware of any proceedings with the public prosecutor’s office or any police investigations.”
Dadvan Yousuf is presumed innocent.
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