There may be a Tinder Swindler lawsuit for using the Tycoon Leviev family name.
According to reports, Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev is persuiting a lawsuit against the Tinder Swindler for posing as his son, his lawyer says.
Lawyer Guy Ophir tells Channel 12 that Shimon Hayut, the conman who presented himself as Simon Leviev, has damaged the family name. He says any money recovered from Hayut will be donated to his victims.
Hayut is the subject of the popular Netflix true-crime documentary “The Tinder Swindler.”
The new Tinder Swindler documentary will tell the story of how several women whose hearts and wallets were captured by Hayut.
Hayut was arrested in 2019 and served 15 months in jail for the scam and is now out asking for $20,000 to do appearances.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Simon has several offers from clubs in Philly, Boston, Germany and Mexico, and he’s at least interested, because his team responded with a laundry list of demands.
He also requesting a private jet, suite at a 5-star hotel, black SUV car service and 2 full-time security guards.
He became a wanted man in multiple European countries and was captured for unrelated crimes.
He had been on the run since 2011 when he fled Israel to avoid fraud charges from his early 20s.
His used a fake passport in Greece saw him extradited to Israel in 2019 where he faced charges for fraud, theft and forgery.
The Tinder scheme was not included in his charges, or any other alleged crimes outside of Israel.
His victims who spoke out in the documentary saying they are still paying off their debts.
One woman Ayleen Charlotte said how she sold some of his designer clothes to attempt to claw back some money.
He has since set himself up as a real estate mogul and offers classes in business education.
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