Two Moscow coaches collect incriminating evidence to blackmail clients
More than 15 million rubles were found and seized in the apartment of personal growth trainers.
Two trainers of personal growth have been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of blackmailing clients. A criminal case was opened against a 35-year-old man and 53-year-old woman. More than 15 million rubles, bank cards, a client database and handwritten notes with confidential information about the clients’ personal lives were found and seized in their apartment, the Moscow Interior Ministry head office said.
A 31-year-old Muscovite complained to the police about the coaches. According to the victim, she attended psychological trainings of "personal growth" for more than 10 years and told the trainers all kinds of information about her personal life, some of it was in writing. The coaches threatened to divulge the information and demanded more than a million rubles from the client.
The police ask other clients of the trainers to inform if they were blackmailed, too.
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