Tycoon Leviev to sue ‘Tinder Swindler’ for using family name

Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev is suing an Israeli fraudster known as the Tinder Swindler for posing as his son, his lawyer says.

Lawyer Guy Ophir tells Channel 12 that Shimon Hayut, the conman who presented himself as Simon Leviev, has damaged the family name. He says any money recovered from Hayut will be donated to his victims.

Hayut is the subject of the popular Netflix true-crime documentary “The Tinder Swindler.”

The nearly two-hour documentary directed by Felicity Morris tells the story of several women whose hearts and wallets were captured by Hayut.

‘Tinder Swindler,’ a true-crime documentary about Israeli conman Shimon Hayut, drops on Netflix. (Courtesy: Netflix)

Hayut served two and a half years in a Finnish prison after being found guilty of defrauding three women. He also served 15 months in an Israeli prison after being convicted of four fraud charges, but was released after five months.

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