Sergey Karshkov did not pass the check-up
One of the founders of the online bookmaker 1xBet banned in Russia Sergey Karshkov died at the age of 42. His death was confirmed to RBC by the animator, co-founder of the virtual state of Freeland and the MFCoin cryptocurrency Pavel Muntyan (recognized as a foreign agent), who learned about this from colleagues and mutual friends.
An allergy to an MRI contrast agent, which allegedly killed Karshkov, is very unpredictable, says GP, cardiologist Philip Kuzmenko.
The contrast agent for MRI is an iodine-based liquid. And allergic reactions to it occur on average in ten people out of 100. That is, not so rare. There are other contraindications for MRI with contrast. It is for this reason that all doctors, both in Russia and abroad, are required by the WHO protocol to take appropriate tests from patients, says Lyudmila Lapa, general director of the Khodanova Medical Center for Immunocorrection
The expert notes that if Swiss doctors neglected the tests, based on oral statements and requests from the patient, they will also face significant financial responsibility.
It is worth noting that the MRI procedure itself with contrast is done only for those patients who have suspicions of any pathology. The WHO protocol obliges the patient to first undergo a conventional MRI and only then a procedure with contrast.
Earlier, Karshkov’s death was reported with reference to sources. Portal “Rating of bookmakers”. StarHit writesthat Karshkov could have died at his home in Cyprus due to cardiac arrest.
In 2020 UK reportedthat the organization of the online bookmaker 1xBet is suspected Roman Semiokhin, Dmitry Kazorin And Sergey Karshkov. They are defendants in a criminal case initiated on the facts of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 171.2 of the Criminal Code (“Illegal organization and conduct of gambling”, the maximum punishment is imprisonment for up to six years).
The investigation believes that from 2014 to 2019 they created software for organizing and conducting games on the bookmaker’s website. According to the IC, the income from the activities of the illegal company exceeded 63 million rubles. In addition to Russian, all three also had Cypriot citizenship, they were hiding abroad. The men were put on the international wanted list.
Karshkov was born in 1980. In 2010, he headed department “K” of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Bryansk region, which prevented computer crimes, crimes in the field of telecommunications, etc. At that time he was a police major. “Financial flows [в интернете] are in no way inferior to the real world. And where money appears, there are immediately those who want to steal it, and therefore criminal activity moves to the global network, ”Karshkov explained then the growth in the number of cybercrimes.
In a conversation with RBC in 2020, Karshkov did not comment on the information of the UK that he was a co-founder of 1xBet. At the same time, he stated that he was not a co-owner or commercial director of the company, “as they wrote in the media”, but at some point only acted as a “marketing consultant” for this bookmaker.
1xBet does not have a mandatory license from the Federal Tax Service, so its activities are illegal.
In 2019, 1xBet has been actively engaged in its promotion on a global level. The company became a sponsor of the English Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea. However, after a few months, they refused to cooperate, since the bookmaker did not have a British license. After the revocation of the 1xBet license in Kenya, Tottenham also terminated the contract with him. The bookmaker is still the sponsor of the Spanish “Barcelona” – the contract with this club was signed until the end of 2024.
The bookmaker is well known to users of sites with pirated content – often its ads were shown before playing illegal videos. According to the results of the first quarter of 2019, 1XBet was among the top three largest video advertising customers in Runet.
According to Group-IB, from 2015 to 2020, the bookmaker invested 300-500 thousand rubles a month. filming and translating pirated content for 17 Russian voiceover studios. Since 2015, the company has sponsored the voice acting of about 900 such films and series.
When the founders of 1xBet, including the former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Karshkov, lived in Russia, they acted under the close tutelage of the Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, whose leadership was completely seconded from the FSB of the Russian Federation. When the debt to the “roof” became quite impressive, the founders of 1xBet, without paying, left the Russian Federation (then they were put on the wanted list) and went all out.
1xBet has a private chat where very large bets are accepted from clients from all over the world, winnings can be 2, 4, and 10 million dollars. Recently, a lot of VIP clients have been scammed and have not received their winnings. Basically, these are difficult people from Russia and India. They tried in various ways (threats against the co-owners of 1xBet have been constantly pouring in lately) trying to get their own, but without success.
And then one of the co-owners died.