Semion Mogilevich!





He was born in Kiev's Podil neighborhood to a Jewish family

In 1968, when he was 22, Mogilevich earned a degree in economics from

Lviv University.

 In 1991 he married his Hungarian girlfriend Katalin Papp, and started a life in Hungary

 they had three children

Mogilevich held a Russian, Ukrainian, Israeli and Hungarian citizenship.

He was Living in a fortified villa outside Budapest, he continued to invest in many enterprises, including buying a local armament factory,

"Army Co-Op", which produced anti-aircraft guns.



 At the age of 24 he joined the Lyuberetskaya crime group in

Moscow involved in petty theft and fraud.

He served two terms (3 and 4 years)

He was charged with currency-dealing offenses.

believed to be the "boss of bosses" of most Russian Mafia syndicates


crime continued


 believed to direct a vast criminal empire described by the FBI as "the most dangerous mobster in the world“ participated in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of investors in the stock of a public company

It was incorporated in Canada, but headquartered in Newtown, Bucks

County, Pennsylvania, between 1993 and 1998.

The scheme to defraud collapsed in 1998, after thousands of investors lost in excess of 150 million U.S. dollars

Mogilevich, thought to have allegedly funded and authorized the scheme was indicted in April of 2003.


crime continued!!

 other crimes include murders, arms dealing and drug trafficking. he was arrested in Moscow in 2008 for tax evasion was released the following year.


Boss of bosses

Don Semyon

The Brainy Don

Sociological theory of deviance

 I believe that the Anomie theory is what best fits Semion

Mogilevich. The word “Anomie” means when norms are either absent or conflicting. The Anomie Theory is when there is a strain between culturally defined goals and the

“legitimate” opportunities to reach them. This was just the case for Semion Mogilevich.

 There are five ways as to how people adapt to this theory. The one that relates to Mogilevich would be innovation. This is when criminals try to achieve their goals through wealth. But they aren’t always born wealthy, so they resort to other ways of gaining money, like organized crime and other deviant acts. And this is exactly what Mogilvech did.

 His ultimate goal was to make money. In the 1980s, Ukrainians and Russian Jews were emigrating to Israel. Because they didn’t have the ability to quickly transfer their possessions, Mogilevich would offer to sell property . He would sell things like their furniture, art and diamonds . He would promise to forward the money on to Israel. But really he would use the money to invest in black market and criminal activities. He was a millionaire by

1990. Mogilevich moved to Israel and invested in a wide range of legal businesses. He also continued to operate a worldwide network of prostitution, weapon, and drug smuggling through a complex web of offshore companies.

Should he be rehabilitated?

 I do not believe that he should be rehabilitated because I don’t believe that he would have anything positive to share. I don’t think he would be capable of teaching people how to follow the law. I believe that he has nothing positive to offer the world and that he should be punished for all the crimes that he committed.