Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, the daughter of diamond-dealing and actual property oligarch Lev Leviev (a pal of Vladimir Putin, Mr. Leviev advised the Times he retains a photograph of Putin on his desk), has purchased a condominium in Trump Tower for $1.42 million.
From New York, Leviev-Sofiev runs her father’s business pursuits within the US, the place she is president and CEO of Leviev Group USA and heads Leviev Diamonds USA.
Last year, Leviev — referred to as the “King of Diamonds” — and his daughter have been the topic of some suspicious activity reports submitted by JPMorgan Chase to the US Treasury, in accordance with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which analyzed the reviews, as a part of the so-called FinCEN leaks.
Leviev and Leviev-Sofiev, by a lawyer, denied wrongdoing, according to reports.
Leviev additionally made headlines in 2016, when cops shut down a Lincoln Tunnel lane to present Leviev a personal police escort.
By 2018, Leviev’s son and brother have been arrested in Israel as a part of a sting involving the smuggling of $81 million price of diamonds into the nation.
One of Leviev’s staffers who was questioned was found dead, having fall out of a window at Israel’s diamond change. Leviev, needed for questioning, has stayed in Russia.
The 1,127-square-foot condominium, on the fortieth ground of Trump Tower, at 721 Fifth Ave., went on the market for $1.57 million final November and closed on Dec. 23.
The vendor was Ilya Zavolynov. The itemizing dealer was Douglas Elliman’s Monika Kaputa.