Victor S. Voronov @vitya_zvesda (twitter) (Investment Fraud) Internet
Victor S. Voronov (CIS Capital Holdings)
Male, 28 years old.
Currently residing in New Jersey
Formerly: New York, NY. Atlanta (Duluth), GA
Spouse: John "Johnny" G. Weir
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10112
Atlanta Country Day School
8725 Dunwoody Place Atlanta, GA, 30350-2908
Victor S. [continued below]....
..... Voronov operated a fraudulent/fake investment company called CIS Capital Holdings from 2007 to 2009. His targets were primarily friends, colleagues, former classmates, roommates, and acquaintances. Using the relationship of trust he had acquired with these people, he would con them into believing that he was running a very successful investment company. He would talk about the thousands of dollars each of his 'investors' had made in such a short time, and talk about his investment strategies at length (in person or over the phone). He would send his victims to one of his numerous websites, which were filled with fake graphs and performance reports showing companies like KAZ, WBD, MTL. He would also send a fraudulent 'prospectus' that detailed the structure of the investment, the type of investments being made, etc. He was very careful not to put any promise of earnings on paper, but would do so at length over the phone or in person. Promises of 25-50% returns in a few months, for example.
When he was certain that he had enticed his victims with an offer that seemed too good to refuse, he would request a wire transfer of the funds ($5,000 - $15,000) to his bank account. ABA XXXXXXXX, US BANK, 721 Locust Street, St-Louis, MO, 63101 (Further credit to: Victor Voronov, AC XXXXXXXX).
From that point on, exactly what happened to the money is still unknown. But regularly Mr. Voronov would contact his 'investors' by phone and email and talk at length about the performance of the investments. The numbers quoted were in the range of 23%-48% growth. This would sometimes be accompanied by falsified graphs and performance data that back up his story.
Eventually when the investors asked to receive official reports or cash out, they were met with ignored calls and emails and delays. Eventually Mr. Voronov cut off all communication (changed phone numbers, email addresses, blocked users from Facebook, etc.). Many months went by without any response from him regarding the status of the invested money or when the investors could get their money back.
Eventually, one by one, the investors were contacted by phone by Victor Voronov's father, Anatoly "Tony" Voronov (owner of CIS Ventures, Inc.). Investors were informed that Victor has been admitted to a drug rehabilitation clinic (for addiction to amphetamines) and would not be able to communicate with anyone for 3-6 months. The actual duration of the rehabilitation, according to his father, lasted approximately 9 months at a private drug rehab clinic near Altanta, GA.
Through various sources it was eventually discovered that Victor Voronov had spent most of the money on drugs and gambling in casinos in Atlantic City. Voronov is a known gambling addict and poker player (http://vicklanta.blogspot.com/2004/12/racism-at-poker-table.html#comments)
Since 2009, communication from Victor has been sparse. He responds to the occasional email with more delays, lies, and promises to pay back the money in the future. Also, he occasionally sends intimidating emails to his investors threatening legal action for defamation if any of us contacts the authorities or publishes anything online about him.
He is a graduate of Emory Univeristy and Georgetown Law. He passed the NY bar exam, but was not admitted to the bar following a review from the Bar's ethics committee due to the fraudulent investment scam that he operated and the vast sums of money he still owes to the investors he conned. He recently married former Olympic figure skater, John G. "Johnny" Weir. The couple lives in New Jersey. Victor Voronov is currently studying for the New Jersey Bar exam, and plans on becoming an attorney in the State of New Jersey.
Victor Voronov has also been arrested numerous times for DUI. (http://beaconcastmedia.com/crime/Man-Fudges-Facts-on-Alleged-Robbery-2642#Victor_Voronov)
Be warned if you come in contact with Victor Voronov: he is very intelligent and social. He knows how to charm people and befriend them easily. He easily gains the trust of those around him, and then takes advantage of them. Do not believe anything this man says, he is a known con artist and is an expert in mind games and knows how to take advantage of his victims. He is easily able to convince them to hand over large sums of money as "investments" or "loans", neither of which are ever returned.