Upper East Side socialite’s ex-boyfriend is arrested after ‘stealing dog’ from her Hamptons home’

Upper East Side socialite’s ex-boyfriend arrested after ‘stealing her half Shih Tzu, half Berna-doodle Boris, who is valued at $5,000, from her multi-million Hamptons home’

  • Janna Bullock, 53, had her beloved dog Boris stolen by her ex-boyfriend of three years Kevin Richards
  • He dognapped her beloved pooch Boris, from her lavish Hamptons manor on October 23
  • Southampton Village Police department confirmed that Richards stole the $5,000 dog
  • He has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree

Upper East Side socialite Janna Bullock was targeted by her ex-boyfriend who dognapped her beloved pooch.

Bullock, 53, broke up with Kevin Richards six months ago after three years together but was left heartbroken after he allegedly swiped her dog Boris from her Hamptons home on October 23.

Richards was arrested on November 14 for allegedly taking Boris, according to Page Six, who was valued at around $5,000.

He has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Southampton Village Police department said: ‘Mr. Richards is alleged to have stolen a dog, a half Shih Tzu, half Berna-doodle, valued at $5,000… Police recovered the dog and returned the animal to its rightful owner.’

Richards was released on a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear for arraignment on Nov. 29 at the Southampton Village Justice Court.

Janna Bullock (left) had her beloved dog Boris (pictured bottom right)  stolen by her ex-partner Kevin Richards (right) from her Hamptons home on October 23

Janna Bullock (left) had her beloved dog Boris (pictured bottom right)  stolen by her ex-partner Kevin Richards (right) from her Hamptons home on October 23

Bullock, 53, broke up with Kevin Richards six months ago after three years together but was left heartbroken after he swiped the half Shih Tzu, half Berna-doodle

Bullock, 53, broke up with Kevin Richards six months ago after three years together but was left heartbroken after he swiped the half Shih Tzu, half Berna-doodle

Richards has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree

Richards has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree

Bullock posted on social media the day Boris was nabbed, writing: ‘This morning around 8:30am, our poor Boris was stolen from our residency in Southampton.’

She went on to accuse her ex of being a ‘thief’ and a ‘grifter’ – with the pair meeting through mutual friends.

Richards is thought to be the current CEO of Lambay Irish Whiskey Americas and previously found himself in hot water after shoplifting from a Stop & Shop in Hamptons Bays on October 15 for walking out with a cart full of items.

He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and released on a desk appearance ticket.

Richards did not immediately respond to a request for comment by DailyMail.com 

The socialite was previously sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Moscow court after she was found guilty of embezzling nearly $200 million from the treasury.

Russian-born Bullock and her ex-husband Kuznetsov, as well as accused accomplices, allegedly fraudulently moved regional funds to offshore firms to finance an extravagant lifestyle. 

It is unclear if she ever served a sentence because the U.S. and Russia have no extradition agreement, as seen in high-profile cases, including that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden who left America in 2013.

Richards was arrested on November 14 for allegedly taking Boris, according to Page Six , who was valued at around $5,000

Bullock accused her ex of being a ‘thief’ and a ‘grifter’ – with the pair meeting through mutual friends

Bullock accused her ex of being a ‘thief’ and a ‘grifter’ – with the pair meeting through mutual friends

The couple reportedly dated for three years, but split more than six months ago - before the dognapping incident

The couple reportedly dated for three years, but split more than six months ago – before the dognapping incident 

Bullock grew up in the Belarusian town of Pinsk and went on to St.Petersburg, where she taught Russian literature, but her life changed when she emigrated to the US in 1990 and settled in the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.

In New York, she worked as a paralegal in the office of an immigration lawyer and soon after met Kuznetsov.

She then started to work in the real estate business and went on to flip mansions and luxurious properties in Manhattan.

Bullock also worked as an art dealer and sat on the board of the Guggenheim from 2007 to 2010.

She lived a jet-set lifestyle running her hotels in France that became a hub for Russia’s elite.

She also launched a real-estate development company in Moscow that conducted substantial business with the Moscow Oblast government, whose finances were teetering at the time Bullock and Kuznetsov left Russia in 2008.

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