Scam artists Vladimir “Lado” Okhotnikov, Lola Ferrari, and Sergey Maslakov have been given an Entry of Default.
As of September 29, neither Okhotnikov, Ferrari, nor Maslakov had responded to the SEC’s fraud lawsuit against Forsage.
Okhotnikov (on the right) has fled to Georgia. Ferrari is thought to be in Indonesia, and Maslakov is thought to be in Russia.
On September 29, the SEC asked that an Entry of Default be made against Okhotnikov, Ferrari, and Maslakov.
After a hearing on October 6, the motion was approved.
The SEC can file a Motion for Default Judgment at a later date if they record an Entry of Default.
While Ferrari and Maslakov are staying out of trouble, Okhotnikov keeps using MetaForce to scam people.
The MetaForce is the sixth new start for the Forsage Ponzi.
We noticed that MetaForce shut down last month after Okhotnikov froze the money that had been invested.
Okhotnikov’s latest scam is some NFT nonsense. This is after he brought out products that nobody in MetaForce wants or cares about.
As of a “legal side” update from MetaForce that was shared on social media three days ago,
Four companies have been set up for different parts of Meta Force. The approval process has been finished, which makes it possible to open an account.
Today, we got confirmation that Meta Force Space DMCC, a key company for us that specializes in the Metaverse, is now open.
“Dubai Multi Commodities Center” is what DMCC stands for. And it’s not surprising that Okhotnikov is moving what’s left of Forsage to Dubai.
Dubai is the world’s MLM crime capital. The emirate doesn’t care about MLM-related securities fraud, and scammers from all over the world can hide there because there are no extradition treaties and few rules.
It’s not clear if Okhotnikov has already fled to Dubai or if he plans to do so.
Okhotnikov, who is from Russia, wrote on Facebook on September 25 that he had “lived in Georgia for many years.”
In 2020, the first version of Forsage came out. Even though Okhotnikov’s schemes have failed five times, been restarted six times, and cost consumers an estimated $300 million, Georgian authorities have done nothing to stop him.