SIMON Leviev, the master con man in the new Netflix series, Tinder Swindler, has pretended to be the heir to the billion dollar company, LLD Diamonds.
But does the company even exist and what do they have to say about Shimon Hayut and his evil scheme?
Is LLD Diamonds real?
LLD Diamonds and founder Lev Leviev heavily exist in the real world – but they have nothing to do with the master scammer.
Shimon Hayut pretending to be the son of a diamond tycoon, the heir to millions of dollars.
The company is listed as having been in business since 1996 and is one of the biggest names in the business, with headquarters in New York.
According to the company’s website, they own high-end diamond jewelry stores around the world and major jewelry chains in Europe.
Who owns LLD Diamonds?
Lev Leviev, the “Diamond King” heads the world-famous Russian-Israeli diamond cutters ..
His parents, Avner and Chana Leviev, are prominent figures in the Bukharian Jewish community in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
But his family uprooted and moved in Israeli in the seventies when he was 15 years old, where he started the diamond trade as an apprentice at a polishing mill and later established his own factory.
In 1992, he moved to Russia and took over the jewelry factory, Ruis Diamonds Ltd.
Britain began expanding into Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989.
He is also a major advocate for Jewish causes and sponsors many of the Jewish Learning Initiative activities.
He has a wife, Olga, and nine children. The family spent some time living in Hampstead, London, but as of 2018 are believed to be living in Russia.
What does LLD Diamonds say about Simon Leviev?
LLD Diamonds confirmed with Newsweek that Shimon Hayut has nothing to do with the company.
A spokesman expressed sympathy for Hayut’s victims and had “tried to exploit” their good reputation.
LLD Diamonds also said that his crimes had caused “constant confusion” about the company.
They said: “He is a fraudster who tried to use our good name to defraud his victims of millions of dollars.
“Our sympathies are with his victims. His fraudulent conduct has also caused continued confusion about our company.
“Nothing he has said, about the LLD or anything else, should be believed.”
“As soon as we learned of the fraud, we filed a complaint with the Israeli police and we hope that Mr Hayut faces the justice he deserves.”
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